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Program for the Rural Carolinas


Program for the Rural Carolinas was a five-year, $10.6 million rural development project in North Carolina and South Carolina, funded by The Duke Endowment. The program ended March 30, 2007.

MDC designed and served as the managing partner for the project, in cooperation with the senior staff of The Endowment. The program supported seven communities in large-scale collaborative projects to spur economic and community revitalization. It also supported 13 of The Endowment's eligible grantees in smaller-scale projects to promote economic opportunity in their communities. MDC provided technical assistance, coaching, and skills and knowledge development opportunities for the grantees.

Read two stories about program achievements in the Northwest (North Carolina) and Lower Orangeburg/Upper Dorchester counties in South Carolina.

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For more information on MDC and Program for the Rural Carolinas, contact: Richard E. Hart.