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Student Corner: Collaboration and Momentum in Pamlico County

June 10, 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. It’s 7:30 a.m. on a hot Thursday morning in Arapahoe, North … Continued

Student Corner: 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

A World without Economic Development Incentives?

June 2, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. In May 2010, American Express chose Guilford County as the location for a new $400 million data storage center that will initially employ about 50 people, but could eventually grow to 150 workers.  Local officials and economic developers were … 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

Making Connections in the Fort Bragg Region

May 4, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. The School of Government recently assisted with devising a strategy for developing the defense and homeland security (D&HS) economy in the 11-county Fort Bragg region.   The BRAC Regional Task Force will use the analysis and recommendatio … 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

Using landfills to spur community and economic development

January 27, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. A number of rural counties throughout North Carolina have used local environmental problems and concerns to spur economic development.   In response to closed landfills, escaping methane gas from the landfill … Continued

Student Corner: Final Proposal for Kinston’s MLK Corridor Presented to Golden Leaf

January 8, 2010

              Paul Winn is a Masters Student of City and Regional Planning and a graduate student assistant working with Lenoir County. Today, the City of Kinston presented its final plan for the Martin Luther King corridor to the Golden Leaf Foundation for funding approval.  The requested $422,000 … Continued

Student Corner: 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

Student Corner: 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