What @sog_ced is reading online: January 2017

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:

NC economist proposes economic development strategy for the state: focus on industries with high productivity, such as agriculture, utilities, non-durable manufacturing, and finance: http://bit.ly/2jRLEQU

DFI helps Hendersonville, NC consider an Urban Redevelopment Area as part of a neighborhood revitalization strategy. ‪http://bit.ly/2j3GWlA 

North Carolina economic development professionals react: will the new Governor sever contract with new business recruitment nonprofit EDPNC? ‪http://bit.ly/2isrETz 

Raleigh developer says: “I’ll help pay for sidewalks near my development”. Should the City put him ahead of higher priority areas? ‪http://bit.ly/2iWJCkw 

Other CED items:

Baby boomers are aging in place, creating naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) in urban and rural areas. http://politi.co/2jrw2I1

Thousands of houses in poor condition purchased by investors and sold to low income tenants through seller financing. http://nyti.ms/2jRoahc

Review of regional workforce development efforts across US designed to meet workforce needs of local employers. ‪http://bit.ly/2jhe8XN 

Research and program experience suggest cleaning and fencing vacant lots can reduce crime and change perceptions. http://bit.ly/2knV9KJ

Ohio lawmakers ban use of plywood to board up vacant, blighted structures – making Ohio the first state in the nation to do so: http://n.pr/2kQWFlQ


Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-december-2016/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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