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Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 6

December 14, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. This is the final post in a series on local preference policies.  (Earlier posts can be found here, here, here, here, and here.)  Once again, we find ourselves listening in on the Emerald City Council meeting where the Council is discussing loc … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 5

December 7, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. This is the fifth installment in a series of posts discussing the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  (You can find the earlier installments here, … Continued

North Carolina Civic Health Index Measures Our Civic Capital

November 30, 2010

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations. Our communities depend on civic capital. When residents vote in local elections, volunteer to assist tho … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 4

November 23, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. This is the fourth installment of a series of posts discussing the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  (You can find the earlier installments here, … Continued

Can community development programs benefit immigrant populations? Part 2

November 9, 2010

Sejal Zota is the School of Government Immigration Law Specialist. In my last post, I provided background information on how the federal welfare law may restrict immigrant participation in community development programs. In this post, I will focus on the following questions: Do community development … Continued

Linking Education and Workforce Development in Lenoir County

November 3, 2010

Like many rural North Carolina counties, Lenoir County has both a shortage of employers able to pay middle-class wages and a shortage of employees eligible for such jobs. To help meet workforce development goals, inform the county’s efforts to retain and attract employers, and improve its workforce … Continued

Can community development programs benefit immigrant populations? Part 1

November 2, 2010

Sejal Zota is the School of Government Immigration Law Specialist. Can community development organizations provide down payment assistance to immigrant populations? Can they provide housing rehabilitation assistance? Can they extend water and sewer services? In recent weeks, we have been asked wheth … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 3

October 26, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. In my last two posts (here and here), I’ve discussed the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy.  Purchasing Officer Scarecrow has just finished reviewi … Continued

Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 2

October 6, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. In my last post, I talked about the efforts of the City Council of Emerald City, North Carolina, to support its local businesses by adopting a local preference policy. We now rejoin our friends in Emerald City, where the City Council has asked … Continued

Student Corner: Making Connections: Facilitating Collaborative Capacity-Building in Caswell County

October 6, 2010

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a Community Campus Partnership intern in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. Community-Campus Partnership interns are working to facilitate collaboration between the Caswell County Partnership for Children (PFC) and … Continued