What @sog_ced is reading on the web: November 2013

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.

Cabarrus County NC bows out of economic development ‘incentives game’: bit.ly/19Zb6Kj

North Carolina has overhauled its rural economic development delivery system, prompting the Raleigh News & Observer to ask questions about the future of rural development in the state: bit.ly/1aVlDFB

Dr. Pat Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, touts the department’s rural strategy during a visit to Stanly County: http://bit.ly/1aWUcNM

In response to reports of problems with public-private partnerships for economic development in other states, North Carolina’s economic development leaders were asked to explain how North Carolina’s proposed public-private partnership will be different:

  • The North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary explains that the state’s proposed public-private partnership will follow government transparency laws: avlne.ws/HonIk4
  • The Chair of North Carolina’s Economic Development Board describes safeguards that are designed to prevent scandals related to North Carolina’s public-private partnership for economic development: bit.ly/1e8NWFu

North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Decker outlines five priorities for economic development in NC: bit.ly/1dfaOje

Post on the School of Government’s Local Government Law blog explains who may attend a closed session about economic development incentives: bit.ly/18X8Dxk

North Carolina manufacturing shows signs of renewal. bit.ly/1aOJVoy

The Development Finance Initiative at the UNC School of Government reports on the status of its work on the redevelopment of Wilmington’s Water Street parking facility into mixed-use: bit.ly/1jxYJHl and bit.ly/1atoGqk.

RowanWorks explains how economic development incentives will be recaptured (through contractual “clawbacks”) in the event that a company lays off workers at its local facility. bit.ly/18cq5Dy

Opportunity Greensboro selects site for redevelopment into new shared campus for city’s universities. bit.ly/18cpu4K

History lesson: How New Bern improved pedestrian access to downtown with funds from municipal service district. bit.ly/1f5W4Hg

Southeast NC regional economic development commission transitions from a state-funded commission to an independent, privately-funded organization called the Southeastern Partnership. bit.ly/1fkVkvj

“Five Ways to Fix Chicago’s TIF Mess.” One proposed by UNC Planning faculty Bill Lester is North Carolina’s economic development incentive tier model. http://chi.mg/1bYVPaG

Goldman Sachs Weighs In on Social Impact Bonds. bit.ly/HPrfbo

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/1cqaptT

Compiled by Tyler Mulligan

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