What @sog_ced is reading on the web: July 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:

In-depth report compares the riverfront redevelopment potential in Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC: http://avlne.ws/1H2lWwx

Will North Carolina’s Golden Leaf Foundation receive funding once again for its economic development grants and programs? http://bit.ly/1gjr8Xl

Local news report describes textile industry cluster in Lincoln County, NC and the role of its county economic development corporation: http://bit.ly/1dIVAYX

News & Observer article on NC Senate budget proposal that could impact Municipal Service Districts: if 15% of registered voters within the district petitioned for a referendum, voters living within the district boundaries would vote on whether to end the special tax and the services it funds: http://bit.ly/1MarXvE

Federal Reserve System release new list of census tracts, many of which are in North Carolina, where banks receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit for revitalization: http://1.usa.gov/1HwW9xK

Rocky Mount, NC Brewmill redevelopment project has its first two tenants: a brewery and a business accelerator: http://bit.ly/1Ka0eLs

John Locke Foundation report examines economic development incentives offered by North Carolina counties over a 5-year period – $284 million offered, $144 million paid: http://bit.ly/1dOm23o

Press release from the North Carolina Governor’s Office explains the Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) and notes $3.4M could be set aside for infrastructure in distressed counties: http://bit.ly/1LFwIyM

Iredell County, NC transitions from a rural to a suburban county in its southern portion, near Charlotte: http://bit.ly/1Ky05S2

Other CED items:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with the data and tools that will help them to meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds: http://bit.ly/1LZ9eWJ

National League of Cities report states that 75% of Mayors’ “State of City” speeches focus on economic development, primarily related to equity and workforce development: http://prn.to/1CKfXRo

Interview with the CEO of the Community Development Trust (CDT), the first and largest REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) for affordable housing in the United States: http://bit.ly/1HuSnIq

Urban Institute article on holistic prisoner reentry program in Chicago: http://urbn.is/1e0YqbQ

Local governments beware of big box retailers’ “dark store” tactics: undervalued buildings, deed restrictions after vacating: http://bit.ly/1fkukRD

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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