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.
Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:
New chapter for Roanoke Rapids Theater, one of the first tax increment financing projects in North Carolina: http://bit.ly/29SRhhJ
Article in North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Southern City blog about UNC SOG DFI’s redevelopment project in Wilmington. http://bit.ly/29wjp4i
Railroading magazine discusses new location of CSX intermodal terminal in Rocky Mount NC. http://bit.ly/2askU6z
Other CED items:
New study from Cleveland looks at correlation between housing conditions and kindergarten readiness: https://t.co/KDML2j5TWT
New Jersey Creative Placemaking Fund: long-term affordable loans for place-based arts projects. Can we replicate elsewhere? http://bit.ly/29koa1t
Dallas, Texas incentive for grocers to locate in USDA food deserts (aka low-income areas): http://bit.ly/2adI7wa
Fed Reserve releases 2015 study of economic well being of Americans (there has been some improvement). http://bit.ly/2aC5ixm.
Story of how a pedestrian bridge and riverfront park helped facilitate Greenville, SC’s revitalization: http://grnol.co/1xWjpo4
Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-june-2016/
Compiled by Marcia Perritt