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DOT BUILD Grants Replace TIGER Grants

December 19, 2018

In April 2018, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) officially rebranded their Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD). Begun in 2009, the TIGER program has provided transportation improvement … Continued

U.S. EDA Resources Help Communities Build the Local Ecosystem for Sustainable Economic Development

February 2, 2016

It takes a multitude of resources, dedicated professionals, and committed organizations to promote economic development. Successfully realizing the economic potential of a place requires doing the hard work of leveraging all existing regional assets to build the environment, or ecosystem, where busi … Continued

Regulations for Managing Federal Grants (such as CDBG)

May 17, 2011

Eileen Youens is a School of Government faculty member. Community and economic development professionals often rely upon Community Development Block Grants or other federal grants to pay for goods and services. Although no two grants seem to have the same requirements, there is a set of regulations … Continued

Pamlico Community College Receives $75,000 for Entrepreneurship Education

March 3, 2011

Suzanne Julian is a 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. Pamlico Community College (PCC) is one of 13 recipients of … Continued

Innovation vs. Routine and Systems vs. Symptoms

July 8, 2010

Suzanne Julian is a 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. Archbishop Helder Pessoa Camara of Brazil is purported to … Continued