What @sog_ced is reading on the web: April 2015

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.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy documents the growing income disparity among North Carolina families with children: ‪http://bit.ly/1HgClPY 

Three projects already set to tap out North Carolina’s $10 million film incentive grant program: ‪http://bit.ly/1ClPy5p 

Opinion piece by Director of Good Jobs First recounts history of efforts to place limits on economic development incentives, mentions North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1FfAltO 

PolicyLink report profiles (in)equitable economic growth in the Research Triangle Region: ‪http://bit.ly/1FuDdy3 . News & Observer opinion piece on the report: ‪http://bit.ly/1JwgVji 

The newly launched, Kannapolis-based North Carolina Manufacturing Institute seeks to respond to local employers’ need for solving talent recruitment issues by supporting a skilled workforce: ‪http://bit.ly/1IZtnur 

Old Rural Center grant for utility extensions recaptured after recipient business failed to create promised jobs: ‪http://bit.ly/1DAhNxZ  

New research in Economic Development Quarterly on what North Carolina business executives think about ‪economic development incentives and importance of business climate: ‪http://bit.ly/1PlnAQk 

Recent post from the Lead Feed on the North Carolina labor market: ‪http://bit.ly/1Og2plV 

The North Carolina Main Street Program celebrates its 35th year with one of its original five cities, New Bern, and looks at downtown investments: ‪http://ow.ly/M3zzB 

Other CED items:

Analysis reveals that federal tax expenditures favor homeownership over rental housing by 11 to 1: ‪http://bit.ly/1Iu2gY2 

CityLab blog post on a new study that finds a strong correlation between the income level and racial composition of a neighborhood and the neighborhood’s abundance (or lack of) street trees: http://bit.ly/1bTW4ve

New census data indicates that some Americans are returning to the far-flung suburbs: ‪http://wapo.st/1D3dmic 

Arizona and Colorado join the ranks of states using intrastate securities exemption to allow crowdfunding. Will North Carolina be next? ‪http://bit.ly/1DibEpR 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-march-2015/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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