What @sog_ced is reading on the web: September 2014

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CED_Icon_for_Twitter1The 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’s new Economic Development Partnership:

North Carolina’s new Economic Development Partnership sets a launch date for early October: ‪bit.ly/1t5bRtl 

State’s first public-private economic development agency to locate its headquarters in Cary: ‪http://bit.ly/1wgF5rh 

Article summarizing the “unknowns” of the new NC Economic Development Partnership: ‪http://avlne.ws/1uLb4yU 

UNC School of Government’s Tyler Mulligan provides an overview on the state’s new economic development agency: http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7853

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Governor McCrory announces a new $4.5 billion natural gas line extension for Cape Fear region and calls it “the biggest economic development announcement for eastern North Carolina in decades”. ‪http://bit.ly/1vLnn1H 

City of Wilmington defines microbreweries in its new land development code to make it easier for craft beer entrepreneurs to enter the market: ‪http://bit.ly/1BjhF7A

North Carolina’s state incentives fail to lure Toyota to the state, Toyota picks Texas instead despite an incentive package that is half the size: ‪http://bit.ly/1wep8or 

Downtown Durham “Innovation District” in the works, modeled after Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Research Triangle Park: ‪http://bit.ly/1pbbE4a 

Governor McCrory will not call the General Assembly back to Raleigh for a special session on economic development unless there is a specific deal on the table: ‪http://bit.ly/1oDMdZR 

Governor McCrory advocates for the ‘commercialization’ of university research and higher education in North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1BHy7ie 

Governor McCrory announces that he wants the state to borrow $1 billion to kick start transportation projects in rural North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1p9nexR 

Excellent list of local foods-related community and economic development resources from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in Charlotte: ‪http://tinyurl.com/icma14-food 

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Latino Migration Project demonstrates how Latinos have impacted the development of Durham: ‪http://nbcnews.to/1rBmy9g 

History of social and civic capital in addition to multi-county collaboration made past Neuse River Bridge projects possible in New Bern: ‪‪‪http://bit.ly/1qNyhfH 

Other CED items:

Atlanta Development Authority advocates for inclusionary zoning, a market-based policy to address affordable housing challenges: ‪http://bit.ly/1ubSxfH

Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University release report on the housing needs of an aging U.S. population: ‪http://bit.ly/1A5Ol1U 

Recent survey reports on satisfaction with local government services, feelings towards increased spending, and differing views of local government according to race and ethnicity: ‪http://bit.ly/1sBNdCT 

Nevada woos Tesla Motors plant with a tax deal, but the economic benefits prompt a debate: ‪http://nyti.ms/1tKhKfD 

Obama Administration launches second Promise Zone competition to create economic opportunity in high-poverty communities: ‪http://1.usa.gov/1ykj67u 

NY Times opinion piece discusses the effectiveness of Moving to Opportunity, a federal program that moves low-income families out of public housing in poverty-stricken areas to less impoverished neighborhoods: ‪http://nyti.ms/Z6GF4p 

Scientific research on how the stresses of poverty affect the brain could inform community development initiatives: ‪http://bit.ly/1rkt7xH 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/1sJ21Nz

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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