What @sog_ced is reading on the web: January 2016

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:

New Hanover County holds public hearings in compliance with recent changes to the Local Development Act. http://bit.ly/1ZMBT5U 

North Carolina Railroad to buy hundreds of acres within the 1,450-acre Greensboro-Randolph industrial megasite with the hope to lure an automaker: ‪http://bit.ly/22JphPb 

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College workforce development program trains “production technicians” for region’s manufacturing jobs: http://bit.ly/1ns9bcr

An overview of Chatham County’s Tiny Home Collaborative – innovative partnership model for affordable housing for homeless people with mental illness: ‪http://bit.ly/1ZYDhlU 

Report on the financial condition of Charlotte economic development nonprofits. ‪http://bit.ly/1OMsU0N 

Exciting addition to Kinston’s burgeoning Arts & Cultural District – tobacco inspired sculpture by Thomas Sayre: ‪http://bit.ly/1RAiBzB 

Major shipping hub proposed in Johnston County, North Carolina hailed as key economic development infrastructure. ‪http://bit.ly/1OSo2ra Proves controversial.

Venture capital flows into North Carolina (12th highest state); but there are still not many venture capital firms located within the state. ‪http://bit.ly/1Rs5aRZ 

Evolution of environmental justice efforts in North Carolina, chronicled by the New Yorker: ‪http://bit.ly/237lviT 

Other CED items:

More mainstream economists are examining why income and wealth inequality is growing and how the free market will respond: ‪http://nyti.ms/1RldYrf 

False company information submitted for Virginia state economic development incentives, prompting calls to strengthen review process. ‪http://bit.ly/1n6sOX9 

Blending farmer’s markets and fresh produce with retail and multifamily residential developments: ‪http://on.uli.org/1RZdzge 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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