What @sog_ced is reading on the web: September 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:

North Carolina Commerce Secretary op-ed on the strength of the state economy and the role of Department of Commerce programs: http://avlne.ws/2cGmHbz

WNCT touts local Greenville brewery and the growth of the craft brewing industry in eastern North Carolina: https://t.co/2zZslcRbCI

Other CED items:

Harvard researchers find that although immigrants represent 15% of the U.S. population, they become entrepreneurs at a much higher rate (25%): ‪http://hbs.me/2bSyKkx 

Can a new initiative turn the formerly incarcerated into entrepreneurs (and reduce recidivism)? ‪http://bit.ly/2bUqr4T 

Brookings Institute finds that economic development metrics for incentives, such as job creation and capital investment, are “deeply flawed”: http://brook.gs/2cGnxW6

Brief explanation of Texas fair housing case that applies new SCOTUS standard for disparate impact (plaintiffs lost): ‪http://bit.ly/2ckxhkR 

Will Congress extend the EB-5 foreign investment economic development program before it expires at end of month? ‪http://nyti.ms/2c4vnIN 

Shelterforce post on the Community Reinvestmnt Act describes new Q&A published by regulators and possible reforms: ‪http://bit.ly/2dohHtr 

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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