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What @sog_ced is reading online: September 2020

September 30, 2020

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.   Items of interest related to CED in North Carolin … Continued

Kannapolis, NC: Strategic Vision, Financial Planning, Development

July 18, 2019

This blog post features a project undertaken by the UNC School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative. The Development Finance Initiative (DFI) was established in 2011 to assist North Carolina communities with achieving their community economic development goals. DFI partners with communitie … Continued

New Report Highlights Public-Private Partnerships

December 8, 2016

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published an updated guide to Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) that introduces their varied forms, their utility to both the public and private sectors, and examples of successful P3s from around the county. The report offers insights to local government staf … Continued

Development Finance Initiative (DFI) helps revitalize NC towns – University Gazette

September 18, 2014

This article was originally published in the University Gazette on September 9, 2014, as “Carolina program helps revitalize NC towns.” It is republished here with permission. They call them “wicked problems,” the complicated, long-term, seemingly impossible, hard-to-wrap-your-head-around issues for … Continued

Food Deserts and Development Finance Options in North Carolina

February 18, 2014

On January 27, 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly’s House Committee on Food Desert Zones heard testimony about food deserts in North Carolina. A “food desert” is defined in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 as an area “with limited access to affordable and nutritious food.” Maps … Continued

Development Finance Initiative (DFI) featured in Coates Connection

November 12, 2013

The following article appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Coates Connection: Development Finance Initiative Helps Communities Secure Funding for Economic Development Projects At first glance, Michael Lemanski may not seem like the adventure-seeking, daredevil type. However, when it comes to exploring … Continued