What @sog_ced is reading on the web: April 2016

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:

New President of North Carolina Community College system named. ‪bit.ly/1PI8X7b 

Western North Carolina economic development organization and incubator, Smoky Mountain Development Corporation, shuts down; slowdown in SBA 504 loan closings cited as cause. http://avlne.ws/1VTbjZQ

Randolph County-Greensboro-North Carolina Railroad industrial megasite faces challenges but is moving forward. ‪http://bit.ly/22bNWsK 

The CEO of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership describes business community’s reaction to HB2 from a recruitment perspective. http://bit.ly/1VTbKU3

MDC report finds that only about 1/3 of North Carolina children in households that make less than $25,000/year will climb out of poverty as adults. ‪http://bit.ly/1PVZ85A 

News report on HB2’s impact on economic development recruitment in Wake County and Cary, North Carolina. http://bit.ly/1XWoBCg

Report by the North Carolina Rural Center on rural manufacturing clusters and key policy questions to consider. ‪http://bit.ly/1SY1iE2 

Duke University’s partnership with Durham, North Carolina stakeholders held up as a model in a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) case study. ‪http://bit.ly/234N1ee 

North Carolina Railroad land purchase pushes Greensboro-Randolph County industrial megasite over 1,200 acres. ‪http://bit.ly/1SiMBRG 

Other CED items:

Memphis-based bank First Tennessee establishes a $50 million Community Development Fund to provide grants to nonprofit organization – no mention of loan programs for community development. ‪http://bit.ly/1XeuAlB 

Suburbs are once again growing faster than urban areas. Has the United States’ “urban revival” peaked? ‪http://wapo.st/1qxbVXN 

New research finds that growing up in a bad neighborhood does even more harm than we thought. ‪http://nyti.ms/1RKVCkn 

Evidence that life spans of the poor are affected by local policies. ‪http://bit.ly/22uc6ii 

Report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on heirs’ properties and how they’ve been addressed around Southeast.

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-march-2016/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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