What @sog_ced is reading on the web: November 2014

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.

North Carolina’s new Economic Development Partnership:

North Carolina’s new Economic Development Agency reveals its five major donors and staff salaries: http://bit.ly/1yPkQ5t

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina releases list of seventeen members of its Board of Directors: http://bit.ly/1GUHoa1

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

New York Times article provides overview of North Carolina law that limits municipal broadband: ‪http://nyti.ms/1zdBRX1 

Governor McCrory says that he may call a special legislative session in order to lift the cap for Job Development Investment Grants: http://avlne.ws/1wduA65

Highlights from the panel on “Creating Community Capital through Local Food” at the recent International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference in Charlotte, including comments from the School of Government’s Dr. Rick Morse: http://‪bit.ly/1ujS3WA

Why North Carolina is working so hard to assemble an industrial megasite to lure an auto manufacturing facility to the state: ‪http://bit.ly/1uj0pMX 

CEO says that economic development incentives weren’t “the final decision-making point” in locating facility in Wilmington, NC: http://bit.ly/1H6oHAn

Western North Carolina economic summit participants point to a regional approach as a key to success: http://bit.ly/1yUFTTv

North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker elaborates on her five point economic development plan for the state: ‪http://bit.ly/1uOugP1 

State-owned North Carolina Railroad announces $13 million strategic investment to enable manufacturing job growth and economic development: http://bit.ly/1FrgGlO

Other CED items:

New York Times op-ed asks whether new mortgage underwriting standards are too watered down: http://nyti.ms/1wTGV2d

Article explores community land trusts should rank higher than inclusionary zoning in the affordable housing toolbox: http://t.co/IiWbUTTEl4

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board issues a new proposed rule that would require governments to report tax incentives for economic development as lost income, a rule that already exists in North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1qsyTbQ 

Enterprise Community Partners releases a guide to the implications of the 2014 mid-term election on housing and community development policy: ‪http://bit.ly/1yuf8oI

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report highlights new possibilities created by the alignment of the health and community development sectors: ‪http://bit.ly/1GLQaap 

Report states that demand for senior housing is at an all-time high in the United States: ‪http://bit.ly/1upQh64 

Center for Community Progress releases comprehensive report on the nation’s land banking movement: http://‪bit.ly/11y1dmM

USDA reports that urban employment is up 5% over the past 4 years while rural areas’ employment rate is stagnant during the same time period: 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-october-2014/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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