Institute Insights: Migration Dividends: From Driving Development to Creating Equitable Gains
North Carolina is a migration magnet. In 2018 alone, more than 87,000 people moved into the state. Perhaps the most stunning example of how migration has transformed the state is the city of Durham, a once-gritty town that made its name in tobacco and textile manufacturing. Dr. Jim Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center, believes taking advantage of Durham’s migration dividend and balancing it with more inclusive and equitable development is an imperative for success.