What @sog_ced is reading on the web: January 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.

Economic development incentives in North Carolina:

Governor McCrory says that state economic development incentives should be a top priority in the next legislative session: http://‪bit.ly/1AD4NKA 

Can the economic development incentive debate in North Carolina be explained by a rural-urban political divide? ‪http://bit.ly/1soi3kB

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the state expect $2.6 million refund in Chiquita incentives after new owners announce that they are closing their Charlotte headquarters: http://‪bit.ly/1KN7BcF 

Governor McCrory outlines a plan to provide economic incentives, NC Competes, that he says will help North Carolina attract and retain more businesses: ‪http://bit.ly/1CI06O6  

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

New website, maintained by UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Bill Lester, provides an in-depth look at the low-wage people, industries, places, and policies shaping North Carolina: http://www.lowwagenc.org

Three North Carolina counties are collaborating on a regional marketing initiative to promote economic development: ‪http://bit.ly/1yg7CAR 

First bill of the General Assembly’s new session seeks to prohibit eminent domain takings for economic development: http://‪bit.ly/1wfgNvz 

Article describes the impact of North Carolina’s historic preservation tax credit program in Asheville and the ongoing debate concerning the future of state tax credits: ‪avlne.ws/1umfR91 

Study finds that North Carolina was the second most popular moving destination in 2014: http://bit.ly/1JntVI4 

Is North Carolina courting more than one automobile manufacturer for an industrial megasite? http://bit.ly/1JnvV35

North Carolina Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary Dr. Patricia Mitchell discusses its recent reorganization and grant programs: ‪http://bit.ly/1JE9Ag2 ‪

Google Fiber announces that it is coming to the triangle – what will the impact be? http://bit.ly/1HcxOSK

Brunswick County Economic Development Foundation meets its fundraising goal – thirteen businesses, among them banks, architects, utility companies, engineers and home builders, are contributing at least $70,000 per year: 

House Bill 14 contains crowdfunding exemption for North Carolina and proposes state New Markets Tax Credit: 

Other CED items:

Case study on how an Indiana-based university partnered with surrounding neighborhoods to strengthen education, improve community health and public safety, and support economic development: http://bit.ly/1AoUCKN 

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on sign regulation ordinances, could impact local municipalities: ‪http://n.pr/1wPcCI7 

Department of Housing and Urban Development awards Choice Neighborhood Grants in six cities to help communities redevelop distressed public housing: ‪http://ow.ly/HrGhW 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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