The 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.
The North Carolina Department of Commerce released county-by-county economic development tier designations for 2014.
2014 county tier designations here: bit.ly/1eNfPjC
- News report asks: Is Surry Cnty NC change to more distressed economic development tier ranking a “blessing in disguise?” bit.ly/1cZ3ZAb
- Officials in Lincoln Cnty NC explain why “improved” economic development tier ranking is mixed bag. bit.ly/K6kGmI
The full board of the new Rural Infrastructure Authority at the NC Department of Commerce was appointed and held its first meeting on December 6. The Authority will award grants and loans to be administered through Commerce’s newly constituted Rural Economic Development Division.
List of appointees on the Authority: bit.ly/J6TTFJ
Interview with one of the new appointees: bit.ly/19tGiPq
Several reports on the formation of a new private nonprofit to perform select economic development functions for the state:
N&O reports on plan submitted by NC Commerce Department for moving some economic development functions to “private” side. bit.ly/1dZkeDP
Potentially 61 employees of NC Department of Commerce to move to new economic development public-private partnership. bit.ly/18uhxHS
NC Commerce Secretary economic development plan: set up public-private partnership, take stock of state’s “product,” and recruit industry clusters. bit.ly/1daZTqq
News articles discussed the implications of the possible sunset of State’s historic rehabilitation tax credits, which are an important finance tool for the redevelopment and reuse of historic structures on many North Carolina Main Streets.
Article discusses possible sunset of NC historic rehabilitation tax credit among other tax credits set to expire. bit.ly/1eNBV5J
Salisbury Post examines impact of allowing NC historic rehabilitation tax credit to sunset. bit.ly/19tE42l
Member of NC Economic Development Board thinks state historic rehabilitation tax credits will be extended—and tweaked. bit.ly/1bIPM9r
NC’s top 10 largest economic development incentives given to corporations, compiled by Greensboro Biz Journal. bit.ly/JNoYPN
Davidson County farmland, once considered for an industrial megasite, placed under land conservation easement. bit.ly/1kQxeMJ
School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative (DFI) to evaluate redevelopment options for Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue area. bit.ly/19tHeTM
What development incentives will lead to more affordable housing? Durham planners say that density bonuses are not enough. bit.ly/19jSQc1
Affordable housing nonprofit seeks $2.1 million city loan to buy Raleigh apartments. bit.ly/18XvBIs
NC’s Piedmont Triad efforts to attract Boeing facility: bit.ly/18CWyAG
America’s Rental Housing: Evolving Markets & Needs (report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies). bit.ly/1btZAE0
Matthew Yglesias on the complicated dynamics around parking for urban development. slate.me/18X8no3
Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/1ilr2xA
Compiled by Tyler Mulligan