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Redevelopment Areas in Action: Mooresville, NC

December 6, 2012

In a recent post, Tyler Mulligan provided an overview of how local governments can use an Urban Redevelopment Area to attract private investment. This post will describe an example from Mooresville, NC. Mooresville, a small town (population 32,711) located 20 miles north of Charlotte, provides an ex … Continued

Economic Development through Higher Education Downtown

October 4, 2012

Bulldogs, Quakers, Titans, Lions, Spartans, Panthers, a Phoenix, even Belles. Guilford County is home to a menagerie of mascots representing various institutions of higher education, but only one, the aptly named Phoenix belonging to Elon University, has a physical presence in downtown Greensboro. W … Continued

Student Corner: From Economic Development to Community Revitalization in Lenoir

June 9, 2010

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. When driving into Kinston, it is almost impossible to overlook the two most important outcomes of recent economic development efforts in Lenoir County.  US- … Continued

Student Corner: Yanceyville Prepares Downtown Revitalization Strategy – Caswell County

November 23, 2009

John Killeen is a City and Regional Planning graduate student working in Caswell County. To plan for best use of NC STEP resources, Yanceyville is generating action plans for the STEP priority categories. Siting and developing the Artisan Gallery is a strategy that is close to yielding results, with … Continued