What @sog_ced is reading on the web: September 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.

Southern Growth Policies Board releases its final Report on the Future of the South, entitled “Re-imagining Workforce Development.” bit.ly/15qooey

Progress toward state’s new public-private partnership for economic development: private nonprofit is incorporated. bit.ly/14WyE3v

Details on the fate of the Rural Center and plans for the new Rural Economic Development Division at the North Carolina Department of Commerce continue to emerge:

Dr. Pat Mitchell selected as new Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development: bit.ly/18ZDmJq

Assistant Secretary Mitchell will oversee the new Rural Economic Development Division, which will incorporate staff working in the Division of Community Assistance and with programs such as NC Broadband, the Main Street program, and the Appalachian Regional Commission. bit.ly/1dmKqnY

The Rural Center to continue as smaller entity and will operate some of its legacy programs, such as NC STEP, microenterprise loan fund, and leadership training: bit.ly/13ONpm3

$85 million in Rural Center grants are to be transferred to NC Department of Commerce for administration: bit.ly/1aUcWj7

North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Decker elaborates on the role of eight proposed “prosperity zones,” saying that zones are intended to serve as points of contact for businesses rather than as economic development marketing areas: bit.ly/19r5JBI

Secretary Decker proposes “tenets of community development” to advance rural economic development, including health and education: bit.ly/185935jq

Raleigh finds itself at or near the top of many “best place” lists. Are there drawbacks to this recognition? bit.ly/15FPOAF

Western North Carolina economy showing signs of uptick: avlne.ws/17KeLKY

1100 acre industrial park planned in Davidson County, North Carolina. Landowners and investors to contribute assets to LLC, will share profits: bit.ly/1blXxrap

Plans for economic development megaparks in North Carolina in the news: bit.ly/14Yfs3u, bit.ly/14Yfs3w, bit.ly/14Yfeco

North Carolina tax breaks for economic development described as “counter-productive” as New Jersey considers similar policy: bit.ly/15VKVz2

Read why economic development site selection consultants ranked North Carolina as the #5 state to do business: bit.ly/14CDWvq

UNC-Pembroke launching entrepreneurship incubator on Main Street: bit.ly/15oNcmS

“Google for Entrepreneurs” initiative adds Durham’s American Underground to its Tech Hub Network. bit.ly/14Josce

Article does a nice job describing key aspects of the JOBS Act that allow startups & venture capitalists to engage in limited crowd-funding: bit.ly/14pAUh4

Proposed crowd-funding bill for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin: bit.ly/17OdUcD

Ohio’s economic renaissance and the reorganization of its economic development agencies: bit.ly/16rzSyI

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