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Equity and Economic Development: What’s the Connection?

September 9, 2016

There is a renewed interest among many public officials in figuring out how to address intractable economic inequities that continue to exist in the U.S.   In response, the UNC School of Government’s Public Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) now includes a session on equitable growth and developmen … Read more

Asset-Based Development: An Approach to Poverty in the U.S.

December 29, 2011

With politicians and the media focusing so much attention on the gap between the rich and the poor, some community leaders are asking what they can do to assist communities and households on the economic margin. One approach that deserves serious examination is known as “asset-based development.” Th … Read more