Dogwood supported the Southwestern Commission to conduct a study of the Pactive Evergreen paper mill closure’s economic impact across the entire WNC region. The report examines the effect on employment, labor income, economic output and tax revenue and includes data by industry and by county.
In its latest commissioned study, Dogwood partnered with NC Child’s Care and Learning Initiative (CandL), to conduct a listening tour in 13 WNC counties and hear first-hand the concerns and needs of parents, caregivers and child care providers in those counties.
This report shares findings from a needs assessment and corresponding recommendations related to unsheltered homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County. The research was conducted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
This report from RTI innovation Advisors assesses our region’s agriculture and food technology (AgriFood Tech) opportunities as a means for creating new pathways for economic opportunity.
This report from the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina examined the K12 landscape of our region. It showed that students with disabilities, students of color, specifically African American students, students who are English language learners, and students in our lowest-wealth communities have less access and success in K12 classrooms across WNC communities.
These comprehensive studies of the regional ECE landscape and the T.E.A.C.H program, conducted by the Child Care Services Association, explore the barriers to the families and teachers of our region’s youngest learners.
In late 2020, Dogwood Health Trust commissioned Bowen National Research to examine the housing needs, supply and gaps that exist in Western North Carolina now and into 2025. The results of this six-month study include an analysis of projected population changes, income expectations, housing supply and affordability for rental and ownership in each of the WNC’s 18 counties and the Qualla Boundary.
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