What @sog_ced is reading on the web: May 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:

What does national press exposure mean for the development of a downtown Winston-Salem research park – the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter? ‪http://bit.ly/1AoPPoH 

Private investor acquires and rehabs affordable workforce housing in “under-supplied” markets like Cary, NC: ‪http://bit.ly/1AoQCpM 

Buncombe County Commissioners debate non-disclosure agreement requested by company for economic development incentive negotiation: ‪http://avlne.ws/1EKOblc 

Durham is boarding up houses without the boards – although more costly, clear polycarbonate looks much better and provides a less conspicuous way to secure vacant homes: ‪http://bit.ly/1KIlAiu 

WRAL reports on stagnant income growth among North Carolinians: ‪http://bit.ly/1EuGgFm 

Representatives from Western North Carolina and South Carolina Upstate meet to discuss a more regional approach to economic development: ‪http://avlne.ws/1c8fN9M 

EPA Brownfields Grants awarded to clean up and revitalize sites in Williamston and Princeton, NC: ‪http://1.usa.gov/1FR7M5c 

Other CED items:

Large research study shows the impact of neighborhood mobility on breaking the cycle of poverty- “Every extra year of childhood spent in a better neighborhood seems to matter”: ‪http://nyti.ms/1K7GM0z 

More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities – more than the 30% of income for housing cost standard used by HUD: ‪http://fb.me/1VUT2cW49 

Stanford Social Innovation Review blog post on the blurring of lines between for-profits and non-profit enterprises: ‪http://bit.ly/1Jiali8 

Satirical Onion article illuminates a truth about revitalization – it takes patience and years of hard work. “Decaying City Just Wants To Skip To Part Where It Gets Revitalized Restaurant Scene”: ‪http://www.theonion.com/r/50409 

Harvard study finds that commuting time is single strongest factor in the odds of escaping poverty: ‪http://nyti.ms/1e4ZITO 

Washington Post article provides examples of how cities are starting to turn back decades of creeping urban blight: ‪http://wapo.st/1FDeAmP 

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta examines why some small cities, such as Jacksonville, NC, are growing more economically dynamic: ‪http://bit.ly/1EvBU0x 

A record number of manufacturing jobs are being “reshored” (returning) to the United States. This article looks at what’s behind the trend: ‪http://on.mktw.net/1AAXiGz 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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