A new tool to measure Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s collective progress on economic mobility is now live. Mecklenburg County is one of several organizations that worked in partnership to develop and launch the Opportunity Compass.
The new tool, first of its kind in the nation, is a step forward in the effort to improve lives of local families after a 2014 national study ranked Charlotte last in economic mobility. Development of the Opportunity Compass was spearheaded by Leading on Opportunity, which works to improve economic mobility in the Charlotte area. While the community’s focus on improving economic mobility has been heralded nationwide, measuring the combined impact has been elusive until now.