What @sog_ced is reading on the web: November 2016

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:

Will the North Carolina General Assembly relax rules that restrict cities from offering “critical” broadband service in rural areas? ‪http://bit.ly/2fVgjMx 

Kings Mountain, NC approves redevelopment plan – now eligible for CDBG demolition grants for blighted buildings: ‪http://ow.ly/UQGJ20002J8 

Report on North Carolina’s “booming” chemical and plastics manufacturing industry: http://bit.ly/2fDTxeM

Princeville, NC residents, flooded by Hurricanes Floyd (1999) and then Matthew in 2016, are offered FEMA assistance and buyout options: http://bit.ly/2gKokmf

New Market Tax Credit awards include two recipients based in North Carolina: Brownfield Revitalization LLC and CAHEC. ‪http://bit.ly/2fOfh6c 

Center for Community Progress releases report on a strategic code enforcement program for High Point, NC – coauthored by SOG faculty Chris McLaughlin and Tyler Mulligan: https://t.co/PTZbX8QJlU

Fifth Third Bancorp pledges $30 billion in ‪community development investments in 10 states, including North Carolina: http://bit.ly/2gxO8Ty

Other CED items:

With trade disfavored after election, economic development professionals must address the reality that robots, not trade, are behind most US job losses: http://apne.ws/2g74cep

What are the community development implications of report finding that white deaths exceed white births in one-third of U.S. states? ‪http://bit.ly/2gC6GEK 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” http://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-on-the-web-october-2016/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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