What @sog_ced is reading on the web: August 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:

Incentive grant recaptured by Surry County – business was unable to prove jobs were created as promised. ‪http://bit.ly/2bDJvWa 

Brent Lane at the Kenan Institute advises on economic development opportunities for Lower Currituck, including ecotourism and local foods: ‪http://bit.ly/2c7GrnX 

NC Main Street Program describes impact of its downtown strategies and community development programs in Western North Carolina: http://avlne.ws/2chJhqx

Triangle co-working spaces are specializing: manufacturing, tech, and working parents: http://bit.ly/2bxE8rd

Controlled access highway to connect eastern North Carolina metro areas seen as an economic development priority. ‪http://bit.ly/2b9f0cI 

Local governments can provide public-owned infrastructure (not incentives) for CSX terminal after location announcement: http://bit.ly/2bMmbpi 

Other CED items:

Brookings looks at the effect of density limits and land use regulations on low income populations and social mobility: http://brook.gs/2bW3L97

Wall Street Journal blog discusses report on widening racial wealth gap. At current pace, it will take 228 years for blacks to catch up: http://on.wsj.com/2bVbmTE

Article examines “true” & “balanced” public-private partnerships for municipal broadband. ‪http://bit.ly/2aNcUAA 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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