What @sog_ced is reading online: August 2019

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:

Great interview with one of North Carolina’s giants in economic development, Dr. Pat Mitchell, who discusses NC economic development, rural and urban, and the role of economic developers. bit.ly/2OTeC7h

NC Department of Commerce reports record visitor spending in all 100 NC counties in 2018, $25.3 billion statewide, with Mecklenburg and Wake leading the way. bit.ly/2YXfgVT

City of Gastonia approves agreement with developer for $15 million private redevelopment of 115-year old Trenton Mill, a SOG Development Finance Initiative (DFI) project, in City’s FUSE district. http://bit.ly/2NAVbxv

High Point NC nonprofit installing “tiny houses” as affordable housing solution. http://bit.ly/2MIWbjx 

Other CED items:                                   

Good description of new “Moving to Opportunity” demand-side housing experiment in Seattle conducted by Harvard Economist Raj Chetty, and history of other such efforts. http://bit.ly/2KhsLH2

DFI Online

City of Gastonia approves agreement with developer for $15 million private redevelopment of 115-year old Trenton Mill, a School of Government (SOG) Development Finance Initiative (DFI) project, in City’s FUSE district. http://bit.ly/2NAVbxv

City of Lumberton approves affordable senior housing as part of a disaster recovery effort supported by DFI. https://www.robesonian.com/news/126061/city-appoves-housing-for-seniors

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Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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