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Student Corner: University Contributions to Municipal Service Districts in NC

May 3, 2018

One tool that local governments utilize in order to promote revitalization and growth in communities across North Carolina involve the use of Municipal Service District (MSD) taxation revenue. MSDs are designated areas, usually within a municipality’s central business district or other area of inter … Read more

Changes to Municipal Service District (MSD) Authority

November 10, 2015

[UPDATE: Additional changes were made in 2016. Those changes are summarized here: 2016 Changes to Municipal Service District (MSD) Authority] In the state budget bill, S.L. 2015-241, the legislature made a few changes to municipal service district (MSD) authority. An MSD is a defined area within a m … Read more

Cash Grants for Real Estate Developers without Competition for Jobs—A Constitutional Quandary

September 15, 2015

A local real estate developer, Al Czervik, proposes to construct a mixed-use development with residential, office, and retail space. The city council likes the development plan because it is consistent with the council’s vision for the area. Czervik, seeing incentives being offered to convince compa … Read more