What @sog_ced is reading on the web: December 2015

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:

News item on graduate student project in Roanoke Rapids, NC via the School of Government’s community revitalization course: http://bit.ly/1UdMxij

The Chair of North Carolina’s state nonprofit for economic development, EDPNC, credits the recently replenished state incentives for increased business interest in NC: ‪bit.ly/1PDLEBj 

North Carolina Housing Coalition’s map of areas in the state where federal low-income housing tax credits are boosted due to relatively high development costs – Difficult Development Areas or DDAs: ‪http://bit.ly/1OKRPjI 

Business Journal report on the North Carolina counties that moved up or down in 2016 economic development tier designations by Department of Commerce: ‪http://bit.ly/1QgBFSt 

Breweries often lead the way in revitalization – here’s an example in Raleigh. ‪http://bit.ly/1QXaDhH 

Article on Asheville economic development incentives (also quotes Tyler Mulligan’s writing on NC constitutional law): bit.ly/1ZCYH87

Proximity to transport corridors is a key economic development driver. Federal interstate legislation signed by President Obama includes Eastern North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1PmmOoG 

Other CED items:

National Association of Home Builders estimates that 2.7 million people have lived in housing produced through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: ‪bit.ly/1YISDKI 

How Art Force views the role of “creative” for artistic and design thinking for rural place-based economic development: ‪http://bit.ly/1Jb1ThJ 

Will the FY 2016 Federal Omnibus Spending Bill increase funding for community development and affordable housing programs? ‪bit.ly/1NrcoBt 

Report states that the U.S. is again the preferred location for new manufacturing capacity for U.S. markets. Interest in reshoring still strong: ‪http://on.bcg.com/1QHaX5R 

Detroit Future City’s website offers inspiring and creative ideas for short and long-term reuse of vacant, underutilized parcels: ‪http://dfc-lots.com 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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