What @sog_ced is reading on the web: April 2014

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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.

North Carolina development programs in the news:

North Carolina Department of Commerce announces community development and economic development grants awarded by new Rural Infrastructure Authority, which plans to make awards six times a year. bit.ly/Pfq6h0

North Carolina Governor seeks to replace state historic rehabilitation tax credit, scheduled to sunset at the end of 2014. In addition, he intends to include funds for the Main Street Solutions program in his proposed budget. bit.ly/QGxXVz

Reaction in New Bern to Governor’s support of the state’s historic rehabilitation tax credit and Main Street Solutions grants. http://bit.ly/1nWtf1x

Food deserts and local foods continue to receive attention:

Mobile grocers and school lunch programs among solutions offered to North Carolina House Committee on Food Deserts. bit.ly/1twIimA

UNC School of Government webinar on local food councils available free on demand. bit.ly/1dlsl8m

Article in Governing describes Milwaukee’s program to convert vacant property into nodes of its emerging distributed food system. bit.ly/1ncpOpQ

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Charlotte Chamber and Charlotte Regional Partnership to evaluate their economic development efforts together. http://bit.ly/QSDpVR

UNC report details the economic benefits of immigrants to North Carolina. bit.ly/P6tY3L

24-county foreign trade zone in eastern North Carolina. bit.ly/1rgT7Fa

City of Mount Airy approves redevelopment commission. bit.ly/1h3GVGV

Supply chain study of the economic impact of North Carolina film incentives: bit.ly/1gOcaWc. North Carolina General Assembly Fiscal Research Division describes flaws in the study here.

Does retail follow rooftops, or is it a “driver” of NC’s economic development as retail advocates claim, or both? http://bit.ly/RZTY38

Other CED items:

Measuring impact is not always a good idea, according to blog post at Stanford Social Innovation Review. bit.ly/1mFWll2

Real estate crowd funding finds its footing as websites offer small shares in commercial properties. on.wsj.com/1jMIbOw

Latest issue of Evidence Matters focuses on vacant & abandoned property, land banks. bit.ly/1i1TRsS

After-tax median incomes in United States are now lower than in Canada. nyti.ms/1pq4AGR

Nice primer on community resiliency. bit.ly/1hcQu7A

New York Times op-ed: With the end of net neutrality, should municipalities establish broadband internet service? http://nyti.ms/1lm8zjE

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/1js1A7X

Compiled by Tyler Mulligan

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