North Carolina’s economy depends on quality child care. The early care and education system:
- Allows parents to work, earning nearly $12.5 billion each year for our state.
- Generates $1.7 billion annually
- Employs 50,000 North Carolinians
- And most importantly, it builds human capital, laying the groundwork for the state’s future success.
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has written a report on the economic impact of investments in early care and education in North Carolina. Download the 2011 Economic Impact Report.
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Read the statewide report, then open the new widget below to find out how early education impacts your North Carolina county.
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