What @sog_ced is reading on the web: August 2012

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 to receive regular updates.

Craft breweries are a burgeoning economic development cluster in North Carolina. Where are craft breweries locating across the nation? bit.ly/NbPPoV

Cities in North Carolina’s Triad region seek to align their economic development incentive policies in order to avoid unnecessary competition with each other: bit.ly/MVVAXP

Which is better: a regional economic development approach or a more local focus? The debate plays out in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region: bit.ly/MthLD9

AdvantageWest, one of the seven North Carolina regional economic development partnerships, discusses its region’s economic development assets and available programs with partnership members: bit.ly/NaZyft

How Orange County, North Carolina, is spending dedicated sales tax revenue for economic development projects: bit.ly/PfCmdQ

First brewery opens in Alamance County, North Carolina: bit.ly/N617Xl

Business incubators—a discussion between JT Vaughn, the founder of a green technology incubator called The Cherokee Challenge, and Adam Klein, chief strategist for the American Underground: bit.ly/PCi6E3

Residents of troubled neighborhoods have discretionary income to spend—and they want to spend it locally. This article points out, however, that typically there are not “enough businesses to meet residents’ needs.” bit.ly/RiqzOd

Learn more about Wilmington NC Housing Authority’s LEED redevelopment that was financed with LIHTC, HOME, and CDBG. The development is featured as a best practice here: bit.ly/PpKd4n

An article published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy suggests that we should rethink economic development incentives that are based on property tax: “so much money at stake and so little evidence of impact.” bit.ly/M6weop

The Danville Regional Foundation commits $10 million to support entrepreneurship in Southside, Virginia, and Caswell County, North Carolina: bit.ly/Mw20rV

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