What @sog_ced is reading on the web: June 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:

Is Greensboro, North Carolina fortunate to have so many foundations investing in downtown revitalization? ‪http://bit.ly/1cHJC1h 

Why Elon is joining the North Carolina Main Street Program and the steps it has taken to join. ‪http://bit.ly/1eg5vpW 

New law makes it more difficult for Charlotte residents to block redevelopment projects that they believe is inconsistent with local character: ‪http://bit.ly/1eg6DtK 

@NCCapitol blog explains the difference between the North Carolina House and Senate budgets, including economic development incentives and historic tax credits: http://bit.ly/1Loz85S  

Mountain BizWorks to take over small business loan programs as AdvantageWest closes down. http://avlne.ws/1C3FbKv

Other CED items:

How does your county fare in youth opportunity, safety, affordable housing, civic engagement, and well-being and other indicators in the Opportunity Nation index? ‪http://bit.ly/1HKyppf 

California Supreme Court upholds inclusionary zoning, says it’s just land use restriction (e.g. height limit) not exaction. ‪http://bit.ly/1dLjYJQ 

More Americans are renting, and paying more, as home ownership rates fall: ‪http://nyti.ms/1RvJ5x6 

What the Supreme Court’s “disparate impact” decision means for future of fair housing and community development: ‪http://trib.al/IqBaPWm 

@Novogradac blog notes trend of New Markets Tax Credits awards focusing more on operating businesses than real estate development: http://bit.ly/1e6edXn 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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