Educational Attainment & Resilience
Educational attainment is the key to the short-term recovery and long-term resiliency of North Carolina’s economy. It is the path to upward mobility for our underserved and underrepresented citizens. Yet, people who have proven to be most vulnerable in this pandemic are those with lower levels of education and low-income populations wherein racial minorities are disproportionately represented.
To ensure the State remains economically competitive now and into the future, increasing the levels of education after high school of all individuals, but especially first-generation, low-income, and minority populations, is essential. The rapidly changing demographic makeup of North Carolina will further elevate this need by the year 2030.