What @sog_ced is reading on the web: March 2015

CED_Icon_for_Twitter1The 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:

North Carolina’s Secretary of State Elaine Marshall requests fee increases to regulate crowdfunding, if legislation passes: ‪http://bit.ly/187JNAD 

Wood-based industries, eco-tourism, and sustainable forestry at center of wood products economic development strategy in western North Carolina: ‪http://avlne.ws/182Boib 

New 2015 report card from Prevention Partners speculates that unhealthy citizens could make more an unhealthy economy – poor health increases healthcare costs, which may dissuade some out-of-state companies from relocating to North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1EIkRfL 

City of Kannapolis purchases 46 acres of downtown property – UNC-CH SOG’s Development Finance Initiative to assist with the revitalization of downtown: ‪bit.ly/18hCNkU  and ‪http://bit.ly/18pIrl6 

“Sunshine week” report on closed sessions by local governments in western North Carolina, many for economic development: ‪http://bit.ly/18pIrl6  

Report on how new public records rules will allow North Carolina’s new public-private partnership for economic development to keep incentive records secret: ‪http://bit.ly/1bdgte0 

Renovation of historic theater in Elkin progresses with grant award from N.C. Commerce: ‪http://bit.ly/18XC08X 

News report describes confidential closed sessions by North Carolina local government boards for economic development land transactions: ‪http://avlne.ws/19K2R9P 

Op-Ed on suitability of craft breweries and unique retail on Main Streets of Western North Carolina small towns: 

Article by Research Triangle Regional Partnership executive vice president highlights the role of big data in site selection by out-of-state companies: 

Other CED items:

Center for Community Progress blog post explores creative initiatives and policies for adaptive reuse of abandoned schools: ‪http://bit.ly/1D5EVtA 

Harvard Business School blog post makes the case for why entrepreneurs should work for government: ‪http://hbs.me/1AjMEgA 

City Lab blog post profiles creative ways that developers have given new life to blighted malls: ‪http://bit.ly/1C8HLfW 

NYU Furman Center report on inclusionary zoning explains how high-rent areas can support a mandatory affordable housing requirement without government subsidy: ‪http://bit.ly/19p73uu 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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