In 2013, Massachusetts community development corporations collectively supported more than 54,000 families across the Commonwealth. They also engaged 2,602 community members in leadership development, created or preserved more than 4,700 job opportunities and attracted $419 million in private and public investments for community revitalization.
These accomplishments are highlighted in the 2014 GOALs Report, which outlines the successes of CDCs in Massachusetts. The report also reflects the changing realities of the state’s communities and economy, while emphasizing the growing depth of the CDC field. The data collected show that CDCs are committed and dedicated to their communities, finding innovative, creative approaches to the diverse and varied needs of the state’s cities and towns.
MACDC launched its GOALs Initiative: Growing Opportunities, Assets, and Leaders, in 2003, setting specific targets for community development corporations to achieve across six different categories. Originally envisioned as a two-year project, the GOALs Initiative is now in its second decade.
The 2014 GOALs Report is now available on the MACDC website.