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.
Data centers may waste power and bring pollution—are these potential drawbacks to pursuing data centers as an economic development strategy in North Carolina? nyti.ms/OND0BR.
In order to increase wood products exports, North Carolina port facilities have been proposed: bit.ly/NJPsRE
The Atlantic Cities advises on “The Right Way to Turn Art Into Economic Development”: http://bit.ly/NSdJVC.
Handmade in America receives funding for its cultural asset-based community economic development work in Western North Carolina: bit.ly/S4jKk1
Greensboro considering how to use North Carolina’s new housing code inspections law to target problem landlords for extra inspections: bit.ly/PXX9Ra. CED in NC blog post discusses options: http://bit.ly/GDFSsl.
Another North Carolina county considers the value of its regional economic development partnerships: bit.ly/TMSzsJ.
Op-Ed argues that economic development incentives for retailers ‘make the least sense,’ because retailers just follow demographics: bit.ly/P9g5fc.
Pitt Community College in North Carolina establishes workforce development program that teaches logging equipment operations and life skills together: bit.ly/PXFv2L.
After North Carolina captures a boat manufacturing operation, reshored to the United States from overseas, Rhode Island reviews why it lost: bit.ly/Q1qESp
Report describes health impacts of availability (or not) of decent affordable housing: bit.ly/QGyAwr.
North Carolina economic development tool connects faculty with particular expertise to industries with economic development potential: bit.ly/SKS3uY.
Long-term care for the elderly is a growing economic development cluster as evidenced in Cherryville, North Carolina: bit.ly/OjGDtD.