What @sog_ced is reading on the web: August 2015

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.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Local businesses in Scotland County, NC create an unorthodox incentive package to recruit new industry and boost the local economy: ‪http://bit.ly/1Ii4Axg 

Commercial redevelopment initiative underway in East Durham, NC: ‪http://bit.ly/1KJXJCC 

North Carolina recruiters launch a major effort to save state economic development incentives, JDIG (Job Development Investment Grants): ‪http://bit.ly/1J2M8yg 

A U.S. Travel Association study shows that tourism spending is on the rise in North Carolina, suggesting investments in the state’s cultural and natural assets are paying off: http://‪bit.ly/1UE6sbq 

The Land and Water Conservation Fund, a popular 50-year-old conservation program with bipartisan support that preserves natural resources in North Carolina, will shut down by the end of September unless Congress renews it: ‪http://avlne.ws/1K53ERs  

Economic development professional sound off on incentives, workforce development, and shell buildings at the State of Alamance County, NC event: http://‪bit.ly/1K55jqa 

Charlotte Observer interview with the Chair of the new North Carolina public-private economic development organization discusses legislative battles over the JDIG (Job Development Investment Grants) incentive and Economic Development Partnership budget: http://‪bit.ly/1U5YY42 

Other CED items:

The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee release a report detailing the (significant) economic impact of the expansion of an automobile manufacturer in Chattanooga: ‪http://bit.ly/1DLh17Y 

Watchdog.org takes a skeptical look at efforts in Texas to recruit data centers for economic development, questioning the success of these efforts in North Carolina: http://bit.ly/1xyIWCA

The Federal Housing Finance Agency set goals for the next two years to nudge mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide mortgages to more low-income borrowers and to landlords who offer low rents to low-income tenants: ‪http://nyti.ms/1WJHJEk 

Advice from a pro for municipalities regarding their role in providing broadband infrastructure: ‪http://bit.ly/1NLs2J3 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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