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Local Preferences in Public Contracting, Part 1

September 27, 2010

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. This is the first in a series of posts on local purchasing preferences. Hard times have come to Emerald City, North Carolina.  People are out of work, no one is buying or building anything, and it doesn’t look like things will get better anytim … Continued

Healthcare careers in Lenoir County

August 25, 2010

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership. For the last several months, a team of UNC graduate students from the Department of City and Regional Planning have been working with Professor Nichola Lowe and healthcare employers i … Continued

What are Your Community’s Civil Vulnerabilities?

August 10, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. A few months ago Tyler Mulligan and I had the opportunity to work with Bravo Company of the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Bragg. They asked for our help in developing their analytical skill-set in preparation for … Continued

Student Corner: NC REAL Training Gets Underway in Pamlico County

August 5, 2010

Suzanne Julian is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working with the STEP leadership team in Pamlico County as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. All this week at Pamlico Community College, educators from … Continued

Student Corner: Building Hometown Pride: The importance of celebrating the achievements of local residents

July 14, 2010

Joy Jackson is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties. Recently, I was told a fun piece of trivia about Kinston, NC. “Do you know the song ‘Get Up’ by James Brown?” a resident asked me. After I replied yes, she con … Continued

Student Corner: NWBD Business Training Series

July 9, 2010

Fredrick Davis is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. He is currently working with North Carolina’s Northeast Commission in Edenton as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. Here in the Northeastern region of North Carolin … Continued

Student Corner: Mapping Healthcare Occupations in Lenoir County

July 9, 2010

Ben Houck is a graduate of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP Intern working in Lenoir County. What do you think about when you hear the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder”? Is it moving from a mail room to a corner office or from sales floor to district manager? The conce … Continued

Where are the Jobs?

July 8, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. The latest national employment numbers for June 2010 show some modest private sector job creation despite a decline overall in total nonfarm employment.  The unemployment rate dropped a bit to 9.5 percent from 9.7 percent in May.  The U.S. ec … Continued

Making Connections in the Fort Bragg Region

May 4, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. The School of Government recently assisted with devising a strategy for developing the defense and homeland security (D&HS) economy in the 11-county Fort Bragg region.   The BRAC Regional Task Force will use the analysis and recommendatio … Continued

Collaborative Governance: The Case of WNC EdNET

April 13, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. To effectively address today’s public problems there is an increasing need to work through partnerships across multiple boundaries (organizational, jurisdictional, sectoral).  “Collaborative governance” has come to be the term of art for this idea … Continued