What @sog_ced is reading on the web: October 2014

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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 or facebook to receive regular updates.

North Carolina’s new Economic Development Partnership:

North Carolina’s new Economic Development Agency meets fundraising requirement and opens its doors: ‪http://bit.ly/Zrue2z 

North Carolina’s new public-private economic development agency to release names of private donors and staff salaries in an effort to be transparent. ‪http://bit.ly/1o9LntA 

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

The ABCs of Economic Development in North Carolina – economic development acronyms like JDIG, IDF, and JMAC explained. bit.ly/1u1hD4d

Fascinating inside look at why company chose to locate in NC rather than India. bit.ly/1tkcRwU

Kannapolis-based NC Research Campus receives $15 million endowment: ‪http://bit.ly/1xCbNqG 

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County work together on six economic development priorities: ‪http://bit.ly/1sv0M7j 

WRAL series on North Carolina economic development incentives compares company promises with reported results. ‪http://bit.ly/1o9MglE 

News article reports on Town of Canton’s reenergized economic development efforts in western NC. bit.ly/1wGPBIm

Asheville City Council evaluates different ways to address perceived affordable housing “crisis.” ‪http://bit.ly/1vCvFcC 

Economic development site selection experts rank North Carolina #3 in business climate (down from #2 in prior Development Counsellors International survey): http://bit.ly/1Fue09O 

New report from the Support Center on how North Carolina can invest in small business: ‪http://ow.ly/DaNi7 

Op-ed takes stock of rural North Carolina ahead of Rural Center conference. bit.ly/ZT1hNh

Piedmont Triad economic development partnership shows regional efforts still occurring even after state support withdrawn. ‪http://bit.ly/1o9LPI1 

If Chiquita leaves Charlotte, state and local government are set to “claw back” (or recapture) economic development incentives the company received. bit.ly/1tkbmyT

Other CED items:

Rooflines post on inclusionary up-zoning for affordable housing – an option that has been used successfully in North Carolina: ‪http://bit.ly/1wzytE2 

MDC analysis in its “State of the South” report highlights growing inequality in booming Southern cities: ‪http://bit.ly/1oysu3A 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” bit.ly/YHDI9K

Compiled by Marcia Perritt and Tyler Mulligan

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