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.
North Carolina Economic Development Board releases its strategic plan called the “North Carolina Jobs Plan,” here: bit.ly/1e2EVfU
The North Carolina Department of Commerce was active on two important fronts: The new Rural Infrastructure Authority met for the first time and Commerce Secretary Decker announced the appointment of an interim Chief Executive Officer for the state’s new public-private nonprofit entity for economic development.
Rural Infrastructure Authority:
- Commerce Secretary Decker reports that Rural Infrastructure Authority has awarded its first set of grants: bit.ly/19lqnIr
- List of first set of grants and building reuse loans approved by new Rural Infrastructure Authority: bit.ly/1dOXTZ2
North Carolina public-private nonprofit entity for economic development:
- Commerce Secretary Decker names interim CEO of public-private partnership: bit.ly/1dTJicV
- New interim CEO of public-private partnership describes his views on incentives: bit.ly/1dhgQ6j
President Obama came to Raleigh to announce the creation of the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute at NC State University, a research-based economic development approach. bit.ly/1dvIigR
Group of private investors in the Triad attempts to purchase the proposed Greensboro-Liberty automobile manufacturing megasite in Randolph County. Report here.
North Carolina General Assembly’s bipartisan effort to address over 300 “food deserts” in low-income communities across 80 North Carolina counties: bit.ly/L5OO1m
New York Times map displays where the poor live across the United States (and in North Carolina). nyti.ms/1lvc1Ix
Report about “on-shoring” (opposite of “off-shoring”) of manufacturing to the United States as the cost of manufacturing overseas continues to rise, here.
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta working paper examines the holdout problem in land assemblage for redevelopment. Holdouts tend to get an 18% premium on average. bit.ly/1cnEzeP
Utilization of federal Historic Tax Credits has stalled since the Historic Boardwalk Hall court ruling threw doubt on commonly-used partnership entities. New IRS Revenue Ruling creates safe harbor rules for Historic Tax Credit partnerships going forward. 1.usa.gov/1kZFRVo
The Support Center in Durham released a report that used IMPLAN analysis to measure the economic impact of its small business loan fund. bit.ly/1npZlUn
North Carolina solar firm run by “three friends from Asheville” gets $30M Investment on.wfmy.com/1egSHM9
Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/19EylHF
Compiled by Tyler Mulligan