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Student Corner: How Counties Organize to Carry Out Economic Development (part V)

September 6, 2012

This is the fifth in a series of posts to illustrate different ways that counties in NC organize to carry out economic development activities (links to parts I, II, III, and IV). Each post will profile a different county’s economic development entity, including its structure, funding, staffing and r … Continued

Student Corner: How Counties Organize to Carry Out Economic Development (part IV)

August 16, 2012

This is the fourth in a series of posts to illustrate different ways that counties in NC organize to carry out economic development activities (links to parts I, II, and III). Each post will profile a different county’s economic development entity, including its structure, funding, staffing and repo … Continued

The Economic Benefits of Protecting Healthy Watersheds

June 26, 2012

In 1971 in South Korea, a public official presented a draft enforcement decree for the Pollution Prevention Law to the country’s cabinet.  The minister of the Economic Planning Board, also vice prime minister at the time, was not impressed, first calling the official an “idiot” and then further bera … Continued

Clarifying Expectations for Members of an Economic Development Advisory Group

May 15, 2012

Vaughn Mamlin Upshaw is a Lecturer in Public Administration and Governance at the UNC School of Government. In a previous post, I offered seven strategies for creating a successful economic development advisory board. This post continues that discussion by expanding on the importance of clarifying e … Continued

The Next Big Site for Your Cleantech Economic Development Project – Your Local Wastewater Treatment Plant?

January 24, 2012

Jeff Hughes is a Director of the School of Government’s Environmental Finance Center and a School of Government Faculty Member What would you say to an economic development initiative that brings together a diverse set of partners; effectively advances local, state, and global environmental goals; r … Continued

When Disaster Strikes, Is Your Community Ready?

July 19, 2011

Norma Houston is a School of Government faculty member. North Carolina is no stranger to disasters.  Natural events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms, mudslides, and floods have assailed every corner of our state.  Man-made events such as chemical plant explosions, natural gas … Continued

Financial Innovation at Work: North Carolina Capital Access Program

April 26, 2011

Jeff Hughes is Director of the UNC Environmental Finance Center and a School of Government faculty member. The corporation that owns the business at the end of Main Street has decided to close the business down rather than reinvest in needed new equipment. The corporation is willing to sell the busi … Continued

New Video about Creating a Public-Private Partnership for Economic Development

April 12, 2011

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. Economic development is a classic example of a boundary-crossing problem. Local economies are impacted by the actions of multiple jurisdictions (e.g. neighboring municipalities, county government, etc.), as well as the actions of private and nonpr … Continued

Recognize Your Successes!

March 10, 2011

Margaret Henderson is the Director of the Public Intersection Project and teaches Nonprofit Management in the Master of Public Administration Program at the UNC School of Government.  We all wish for that single magnificent opportunity to transform our lives or our communities for the better, foreve … Continued

Student Corner: Two Birds (and Maybe a Buffalo) with One Stone: How Can You Advance Multiple Economic Development Strategies at Once?

October 7, 2010

Suzanne Julian is 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. If you want to build the business sector in your community, … Continued