What @sog_ced is reading on the web: December 2014

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:

North Carolina Department of Commerce releases new county tier designations: 

Update on Hillsborough’s use of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds – the only local government to-date that has used this new authority since it was authorized in 2008: 

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary John Skvarla moves to North Carolina Commerce Department, replaces Secretary Sharon Decker: 

Two regional economic development partnerships, the NCEast Alliance and NC’s Northeast Alliance (NCNE) have signed a letter of intent to merge operations: . More details on the scheduled merger into the new “NCEast Alliance.”

State Employees Credit Union (SECU) real estate division continues to invest in the rehabilitation of affordable housing – latest near Greenville NC’s Urban Redevelopment Area: 

Chris Chung named new CEO of North Carolina’s public-private partnership for economic development: 

One more regulatory hurdle cleared in Duke Energy deal to buy power assets from Eastern North Carolina towns:

Governor McCrory highlights the importance of state historic preservation tax credits in recent speech: 

Finalists named in Greensboro’s $1M challenge to fund innovative ideas to promote local economic development:

Charlotte Observer report on economic development incentive competition between North Carolina and South Carolina: 

Speculation about whether the North Carolina General Assembly will authorize additional economic development incentives in order to lure an automobile manufacturing plant and other businesses. bit.ly/1wxG2ct

Other CED items:

26 communities are selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing direct technical support and expertise to community partners integrating local food systems into regional economic action plans: 

Article on the critical ingredients of community resilience: 

Nonprofits collaborate to form a social-purpose Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to preserve affordable housing: 

Waivers for housing developers in Baltimore indicates that inclusionary zoning is not generating as many affordable units as anticipated: 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-november-2014/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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