What @sog_ced is reading on the web: November 2012

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 to receive regular updates.

Raising funds for redevelopment projects: a small investor strategy for revitalizing a blighted neighborhood. bit.ly/XZk8Ti.

Thoughtful essay on retaining youth in rural areas and the role of community development: bit.ly/RCwM5N

Kitchen incubator in Candler, North Carolina, serves as the model for South Carolina towns interested in replicating this local foods economic development strategy, here. For more on local foods initiatives, see these CED in NC blog posts: here and here.

The Atlanta model for supporting Community Land Trusts for affordable housing: a single hub organization provides technical assistance for multiple neighborhood land trusts. bit.ly/U1QVjs

New Pennsylvania land bank law aims to address blight and tax delinquent properties. bit.ly/WObI0H

Should transportation costs be considered when selecting location of affordable workforce housing? This article, which discusses the high percentage of income that poor families devote to transportation costs, suggests the answer is yes: nyti.ms/SjXIJf

An industrial megapark planned in central North Carolina is a collaborative effort of Moore County and Montgomery County: bit.ly/T9AzH0.

Economic development strategic plan for Davidson, North Carolina, advises Davidson and Charlotte to replicate the Cambridge/Boston model: bit.ly/S2rBgS

Trend? Low-income housing for seniors opposed in Davidson County NC: bit.ly/S2rnGF. Also Edgecombe County: bit.ly/QPTI4s.

Connection between community health (obesity) and economic development: bit.ly/TbgZ03

Article looks at the Google data center in Lenoir NC and its perceived economic development impact (or lack thereof): bit.ly/U2Q8Dd

Special assessment taxing district proposed to fund road widening for suburban development in Durham, because private lenders have “become much more conservative since the 2008 real-estate crash.” Read more here.

Higher education as a downtown economic development strategy in Greensboro, North Carolina: bit.ly/TuYK0X. Also see CED in NC blog post: bit.ly/QKgndf.

Duke Energy economic development director discusses possibility of auto manufacturer coming to the North Carolina Triad region: bit.ly/U5Cn2w

Historic mill redevelopment in Saxapahaw, North Carolina: bit.ly/WamAH1

North Carolina Department of Commerce reports on economic development incentive “clawback” actions: bit.ly/VOPtbG

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