Nearly 1 in 4 Mecklenburg children lived in poverty as of 2011.
Our Vision for Jobs + Income
By 2030, we envision a region in which...
Our businesses intuitively follow sustainable business practices and embrace the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit.
The region is a national leader for clean energy and green jobs, which include research, design and manufacturing of innovative technologies.
Regional high schools, colleges and universities provide insight and training for green collar professionals and all students have a profound understanding of the relationship between our economy, our environment, and our quality of life.
Visitors, businesses, and new residents gravitate to our region because of our healthy and beautiful natural environment, vibrant economy, and social equity.
- All economic development plans promote sustainability.
- Economic growth is not considered dependent on infrastructure expansion.