What @sog_ced is reading online: August 2018

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.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Carolina Demography reports that major metros in North Carolina are booming, but many rural towns are experiencing a decline in population. Post lists municipalities experiencing decline. https://unc.live/2M8tAUj 

CityLab article by UNC-Chapel Hill Department of City & Regional Planning faculty colleague Andrew Whittemore discusses the correlation between zoning and race in Durham. http://bit.ly/2MFlGPi 

John Locke Foundation post reviews job and wage growth (or decline) in North Carolina counties. http://bit.ly/2nJDFcw 

Professor Walden discusses North Carolina’s use of economic development incentives to attract new businesses to the state, as compared to other states in Upjohn Institute study. http://bit.ly/2N92WrB

Indy Weekly examines Chapel Hill’s inclusionary zoning ordinance for affordable housing, quotes UNC School of Government faculty Tyler Mulligan: http://bit.ly/2N9Jjzq

Other CED items:                                           

Harvard Business Review post provides an overview of economic development strategies that offer more long term benefits than recruitment incentives. http://bit.ly/2n3VZwv 

Examination by Route Fifty of cities trying to figure out whether Opportunity Zones can revitalize struggling neighborhoods. http://bit.ly/2MokGPl 

Brookings Fellow proposes changes to housing policy: https://brook.gs/2MuK85M

Same Amazon distribution facility, but states make vastly different incentive payouts. Suggests incentives were not “necessary” to land the facility. http://bit.ly/2OSxBd3  Policy solution could be a federal disclosure requirement: http://bit.ly/2OOA6xa 

Alan Mallach’s review of four books looking at the challenges facing America’s small cities and towns. http://bit.ly/2MzP1xN 

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty colleagues Bill Lester amd Nichola Lowe discuss their national study of economic development incentives, finding that incentives to large firms do not correspond to job growth. http://bit.ly/2MZQ2PB 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….”


Compiled by Marcia Perritt                                                          

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