What @sog_ced is reading on the web: May 2014

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Marcia Perritt

CED_Icon_for_TwitterThe 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.

New bill offers additional details on public-private partnership for economic development proposed by North Carolina Department of Commerce.

New House Bill 1031 would authorize the North Carolina Department of Commerce to contract with a private nonprofit for economic development services. http://bit.ly/1jIVi4Q

All pieces in place for the North Carolina Department of Commerce to operate as a public-private partnership. ‪http://bit.ly/1j0WriN 

More news on the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership organization. ‪bit.ly/1kHdUCe 

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

All pieces in place for the North Carolina Department of Commerce to operate as a public-private partnership. ‪http://bit.ly/1j0WriN 

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker talks megasites and economic incentives. ‪http://bit.ly/1o8IkzO 

Profile of Burke County’s Carolina Textile District – an innovative value chain-centric approach to economic development. ‪http://bit.ly/T4ZvWK 

Davidson County assembles land for an industrial park with support from private investors and no public money. ‪http://bit.ly/1jqj0Un 

Local Government Federal Credit Union pledges support to the UNC-CH School of Government, including the Development Finance Initiative. ‪http://bit.ly/1ibsZaE 

UNC report provides an overview of North Carolina’s most economically disadvantaged communities. ‪http://bit.ly/1itwwAo

BTC report analyzes which North Carolina counties benefit the most from state incentives. ‪http://bit.ly/1v0n5lK 

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association reveals its 2014 Great Places in NC Awards Program Winners. ‪bit.ly/1iW7cTI 

Eat Smart, Move More releases a North Carolina guide to incorporating health considerations in comprehensive plans. ‪http://bit.ly/1mYr6mN 

Rocky Mount Brewmill set to serve as the state’s first craft beer incubator. ‪http://bit.ly/TIMrXd 

Report on poverty in Western North Carolina discusses the continuing work of Rural Center, opportunities in health care sector. http://bit.ly/1jP4p3I

Other CED items:

Like North Carolina, California legislative research office disputes film industry claims of economic benefits to state. ‪http://nyti.ms/1iagPOl 

New York Times op-ed: Manufactured housing IS affordable housing. ‪http://nyti.ms/1ojtYtC 

‪Center for Community Progress releases a guidebook for redeveloping commercial vacant properties. http://bit.ly/1rZCVst 

Accessory dwelling units as affordable housing for seniors who want to “age in community”. ‪http://nyti.ms/1orV41M 

Mobile homes are an important source of affordable housing- and apparently they are also a good investment. http://wapo.st/1nvfXNg

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://bit.ly/1huz6Xx


Compiled by Marcia Perritt.

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