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Unrequited Demand in a World of Fixed Infrastructure

August 26, 2014

It can be hard being a water utility when nobody needs you. Or worse yet, when you have to push people away. But the news seems rife with such stories of unrequited demand for service from water utilities that invested so much in the relationship, the infrastructure, now only to be left kind of empt … Continued

The Need for Place-Based Interventions in Economic Development

June 19, 2014

This post reflects on the keynote presentation at this year’s “Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity” conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which was delivered by Dr. Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and one of the principal i … Continued

A Bright Future: An Expanding After-School Program Discussing Launch of a Yanceyville Office

July 8, 2010

Melvin McDermott III is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell County. Yanceyville Town Staff recently renovated an old industrial building to house all the operations of the town.  CCP Interns showed up at the new building in late Ma … Continued

A Necessary Investment

June 11, 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. North Carolina’s Northeast Commission is compris … Continued

Eastern NC Trail is a State Funding Priority

November 16, 2009

Paul Winn is a Masters Student of City and Regional Planning and a graduate student assistant working with Lenoir County. A conceptual plan for the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) of Eastern North Carolina was produced in 2004 by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in partnership with G … Continued

CFED 2009-2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

September 29, 2009

In 2007, CFED began a campaign to look at and compare states’ policies and performances from an asset-based perspective as part of its policy advocacy work.  The goal is that the scorecards will educate policymakers, the media, and the public on the state of affairs in their respective states and on … Continued