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New Rules on Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, and Where Credits are Due

October 15, 2015

North Carolina’s historic rehabilitation tax credits program—a critical tool for communities around the state that sought to put historic structures to productive economic use—expired on December 31, 2014. The credits are back, though they differ in some important ways from those that existed prior … Continued

Easing the Federal Excise Tax on Brewers

April 2, 2015

Dueling bills have been introduced in Congress aimed at reducing the federal excise tax on brewers in an effort to support the industry. Some have called it a beer movement, others a brewing renaissance, but regardless of how it’s described craft brewing is alive, well, and continuing to grow in the … Continued

New Rural Economic Development Division and Other 2013 North Carolina Legislation

July 30, 2013

The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up the 2013 session after approving several pieces of legislation related to community economic development (CED). This post summarizes some of the major legislation of interest to CED professionals. Public-Private Partnership for Economic Development In t … Continued

House Bill 1744 Modifies Water and Wastewater Funding Criteria

July 22, 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. A proposed law that affects water and wastewater infrastruct … Continued