What @sog_ced is reading on the web: June 2013

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.

Details continue to trickle out regarding North Carolina Governor’s proposal to shift some activities to a private nonprofit: bit.ly/1craEDj

Governor’s proposal for new private nonprofit could lead to the elimination of public funding for regional economic development entities across North Carolina. NC Eastern Region partnership activated its private nonprofit entity in case the public partnership is dissolved. bit.ly/1avhR7d

How entrepreneurship is emerging as a significant economic development strategy in the Triangle. bit.ly/11zU2r0

The News & Observer reports on North Carolina Rural Center grants for community and economic development. Part 1: bit.ly/12NgJeC. Part 2: bit.ly/17eCZ2O. Rural Center announces it will review grants policy.

The paradox of placemaking consultants: “The lesson of placemaking is that each place is unique, has its own patterns and meanings. This fact should make it all but impossible to take ideas from one city and apply them to another.” bit.ly/14NdvCj

U.S. manufacturing resurgence resulting in part from lower costs of labor and energy, combined with a premium on speed and flexibility that requires local manufacturing facilities. onforb.es/11LnX09

How social impact bonds could be used to revitalize blighted areas: urbn.is/17jGtRH

Economic impact of Battleship USS North Carolina analyzed by our colleagues at the Center for Competitive Economies at Kenan-Flagler Business School. bit.ly/10UPDvu

Cleveland County, North Carolina, and regional Council of Government discuss local application of North Carolina economic develoment report and findings on workforce needs: bit.ly/10jyf6C

Is host of NC SPIN right that state policies may be “leaving rural North Carolina behind?” avlne.ws/134NQuB

NC’s competitive advantage in woody biomass is documented in NC Biofuels Center report. bit.ly/141qCSW

Bank regulators release list of distressed census tracts. Bank participation in revitalization activities in these census tracts earns Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit: bit.ly/141MJac

North Carolina Governor signs into law a property tax deferral for owners who preserve at least 100 contiguous acres of land for industrial use.

South Carolina enacts brewery legislation to better compete with North Carolina: bit.ly/11zUMwh

State appeals court strengthens legal footing of inclusionary zoning for affordable housing in California. bit.ly/1bmrLpn

Speakers at Wilmington, North Carolina public hearing come out in support of economic development incentives for GE and others. bit.ly/117FT17

Charlotte weighs competing redevelopment proposals for city-owned mall. bit.ly/18YuybA

Approval of industrial megasite delayed as Randolph County, North Carolina considers whether state will commit funding to the project. bit.ly/14eK7Z5

Final IRS rule to make it easier to use New Markets Tax Credits for non-real estate investments. 1.usa.gov/ZBzPmg

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