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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

Countervailing Trends

June 9, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. “Practical futurist” Michael Rogers recently gave a keynote speech at a Triangle J forum in Durham about how technological innovations are transforming society. It was an excellent and thought provoking speech. At the same time, I’ve also been rea … Continued

Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC) Set to Serve State

May 28, 2010

Jason R. Nelson is the Project Director of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC). Six UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students will fan out across the state this summer to serve low-capacity and distressed communities as members of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC).  This progra … Continued

Recommended Book on Collaborative Governance

May 11, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member One of my primary research interests is the emerging practice of collaborative governance. I  have recently blogged about some of my own research on the topic and am happy here to recommend an excellent book I have recently read. Professor Carmen S … 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

Yanceyville Open House

February 25, 2010

John Killeen is a graduate student in the Department of City and Regional Planning working in Caswell County. This evening (Thursday February 25), a public event will be held celebrating the official opening of Yanceyville’s new civic facility. Starting at 5pm, the public is invited to join town cou … Continued

Preserving working waterfronts

January 6, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. One area of community economic development in NC that is often overlooked is around the working waterfronts along the coast, sounds, and other waterways.  NC’s coast has seen a rapid increase in development o … Continued

Funding for Kinston MLK Corridor Improvements

December 9, 2009

Paul Winn is a Masters Student of City and Regional Planning and a graduate student assistant working with Lenoir County. Funding for streetscape improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Kinston have been submitted to the Golden Leaf Foundation for final review.  The funding would allow for … Continued

How do local governments create green jobs? Here’s one idea.

November 24, 2009

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. Have leaders in your community been using words like “green economy” and “green jobs?” What role can a local government play in enhancing the local green economy and creating some green jobs? This post explores one possible role: local governm … 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