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On Demand: Economic Development Tools and Strategies
This module describes economic development tools and strategies. The first segment describes the public-private partnership tools that local governments use to engage in economic development, and some of the legal requirements associated with those tools. The second segment will discuss how North Carolina local governments use the tools as part of their broader strategies to support private investment and job creation, and it will describe the options for organizing and structuring the delivery of economic development programs and services.
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Affordable Housing Regional Seminar
This interactive in-person seminar is designed for elected and appointed officials from county, municipal and tribal governments who are setting strategic direction around affordable housing. The seminar will focus on local government support and public-private partnerships for workforce residential housing.
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Basic Economic Development
This introductory course is designed for economic development professionals employed by public, nonprofit, and private organizations and individuals new to the field. It is also appropriate for more experienced professionals seeking to update their knowledge and skills
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Community Development Academy
Community development practitioners will benefit from this intensive 13 day on-line course, which is designed for community development practitioners and covers the concepts, methods, and strategies of community economic development.
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Development Finance Toolbox
How do local governments use public-private partnerships for development? What finance tools are available to local governments to revitalize Main Street? North Carolina communities can select from a wide array of financing tools in their efforts to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets.
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Essentials of Economic Development
Does your community have the ingredients to stimulate investment and to create jobs and wealth in an uncertain economy?
This one-day workshop covers promising strategies and tools for promoting economic development in the face of changing fiscal and economic conditions.
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