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Northeast Mississippi: The State of the Region

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:11 -- tbrantley

WTVA-TV, Tupelo-Columbus, Miss (May 28, 2015)--A large crowd packed the BancorpSouth Conference Center, with the goal of improving Northeast Mississippi.

"We want to pull together as one Mississippi. Working together to create economic opportunities. More jobs better jobs and enable Mississippians to have a higher quality of life," said the CREATE Foundation's Commission Chairman, Glenn McCullough, Jr.

Where You Live Matters: Concentrated wealth affects mobility

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 14:14 -- tbrantley

Facing South (March 4, 2015) -- Concentrated poverty has powerful consequences, especially in those areas with weak transportation infrastructure. Our region has historically under-invested in public transportation, and rapidly growing Southern cities are some of the most difficult for low-income people to move around in affordably.

High Hopes for Made in Durham

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 21:13 -- tbrantley

Durham Herald-Sun (February 23, 2015) -- Made in Durham will begin with a focus on helping at-risk and disconnected youth, and will initially build on DPS’ growing partnerships in the Health and Life Sciences field. But if we all do our part, Made in Durham will grow and become the framework around which we can truly impact our communities and schools.

The Old Hurdle in the New South: Race, class divides persist despite economic recovery

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:45 -- tbrantley

The Baton Rouge Advocate (January 13, 2015)--The MDC report noted that national scholars studying these issues found that even in Raleigh-Durham, a boom town in North Carolina, children who grew up in low-income families fare poorly. Racial but also class divisions should be on the agenda of opportunity, not just the increase in building permits or technology companies. We cannot afford a failure to imagine a future of wider prosperity.

School Board Panel OKs Made in Durham Request

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:46 -- tbrantley

The Herald-Sun (January 12, 2015)--The nonprofit, made up of leading CEOs and educational leaders, would work to ensure Durham youth and young adults complete a post-secondary credential that would allow them to begin a career by the age of 25. It would initially focus on connecting youth and young adults to job and internship opportunities in the health and life-sciences industry.


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