The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.
Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:
Read this story about grassroots efforts to create and market community events using small donations from locals in Elkin, a North Carolina mill town. This positive, creative approach got residents involved. http://bit.ly/2In0tuN
Other CED items:
Read this How Housing Matters description of a statewide effort in NY to improve code enforcement of vacant and abandoned properties in 16 municipalities. It includes relevant lessons for other states. https://t.co/qYQE2Ap9F1
Read this Bloomberg report on Opportunity Zones: Investment capital still sitting on the sidelines, awaiting IRS guidance. “[T]he amount of capital closed so far is small.” https://t.co/CYdlWRqvnH
Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….”
Compiled by Francine Stefan