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Job Creation Strategies in Tough Times

April 6, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. The latest national employment numbers suggest that the job market is beginning to improve.  However, the unemployment rate for the U.S. remains unchanged at 9.7 percent and the number of under-employed persons continues to rise.  Most expert … Continued

Building community philanthropy

March 24, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. Over the past decade or two, there has been increasing attention and interest in growing community wealth from within.  Activities have focused on leadership development, entrepreneurship and growing business … Continued

Student Corner: The Importance of Relationship-Building in Community Development

March 11, 2010

Joy Jackson is a Masters Student of Public Administration and a graduate student assistant working with the Community-Campus Partnership Prior to coming to UNC, I worked for a community development financial intermediary in New York City that provided financial and technical assistance to local comm … Continued

Leadership development in rural communities

March 10, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community and Economic Development Program. Many communities in rural North Carolina and rural communities throughout the country have been facing a unique paradox in recent years – on the one hand, many areas have seen an increase in population due to r … Continued

Workforce development in rural communities

February 10, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. Workforce development is a relatively recent term and concept that has developed over the past two decades or so to describe a wide range of activities and policies related to learning for work.  Typically th … Continued

Student Corner: Workforce Needs for Aerospace Industry in North Carolina

January 21, 2010

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program. Last Summer, Regional Technology Strategies prepared an assessment for the Golden LEAF Foundation on workforce issues relating to the emerging aerospace industr … Continued