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Budget Time and Water Finance

July 23, 2013

Much of the year, the focus on water finance seems to be oriented to how much needs to be spent on water and wastewater systems. The numbers are daunting and the national and local media are rife with reports of what it is going to take to improve our water and wastewater systems. One of my colleagu … Continued

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

Student Corner: Lenoir County Career Mapping Initiative Wraps Up

August 5, 2010

Ben Houck is a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Lenoir County. Career maps available here: Lenoir County Health Care Career Maps In North Carolina, employment growth in the health care sector has helped to buffer losses in manufactu … Continued

Student Corner: Lenoir County Healthcare Career Advancement Study Moving Along

July 22, 2010

Ben Houck is a graduate of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP Intern working in Lenoir County. I confess this is really my third attempt at this, but the lesson remains the same: occupations are complex. A Medical Technologist is not a Medical Technician, I now understand. An … Continued

Student Corner: Biotechnology Potential in Northeastern NC.

June 25, 2010

Fredrick Davis is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. He is currently working with North Carolina’s Northeast Commission in Edenton as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. As I drive up and down U.S. Highway 17 and N.C. … Continued

Student Corner: A Necessary Investment

June 11, 2010

Fredrick Davis is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. He is currently working with North Carolina’s Northeast Commission in Edenton as part of the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps program. North Carolina’s Northeast Commission is compris … 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

New Tools for Assessing Regional Competitiveness

February 4, 2010

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. So much about the practice of economic development is information-driven and the Internet has facilitated the creation of several web-based tools that make data on regional competitiveness more accessible than ever. A newly launched web site … Continued

Student Corner: Workforce Needs for Aerospace Industry in North Carolina

January 21, 2010

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program. Last Summer, Regional Technology Strategies prepared an assessment for the Golden LEAF Foundation on workforce issues relating to the emerging aerospace industr … Continued