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Durham, North Carolina




307 W. Main Street
North Carolina



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MDC is an official Green Plus Certified business, meaning that it has met the highest economic, environmental, and social standards set by Green Plus. This business has a true and verifiable commitment to sustainability and is leader in its community. Learn more about Green Plus Certification...

Mission & History

MDC's mission is to help organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity. Now entering its 44th year of working to advance equity for people and places left behind, MDC pursues an applied research agenda of synthesizing information and communicating it in an accessible way MDC translates its research findings and experiences in demonstration programs into actionable policy recommendations for local, state, and national decision-makers. Currently MDC serves as an intermediary and partnership manager for several large initiatives funded by major U.S. foundations.

Services & Products

Works include: publishing research; developing policies and programs to strengthen the workforce and foster economic development; advising foundations, community colleges and other institutions; and demonstrating and incubating promising strategies to address opportunity and close gaps.

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Best Practices

Achieving Green Plus Certification reflects a company’s commitment to improving its profits through economic, social, and environmental practices: the triple bottom line. While all Green Plus Certified and Mover businesses have embraced practices in these three areas to improve its sustainability, some companies go above and beyond by achieving a perfect score in sub-categories of the Green Plus Diagnostic Survey.
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These are areas where MDC excels at implementing environmentally sustainable practices:


These are areas where MDC excels at implementing business practices that supports its community and is fair towards its workers:
Human Resources & Employee Effectiveness


These are areas where MDC excels at the financial and organizational aspects of business:
Stakeholder Engagement

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