What @sog_ced is reading online: July 2021

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:

NC Department of Commerce, Labor & Economics Analysis Division releases employment projections through 2028, predicts 300,000+ new jobs. https://bit.ly/3iedxU1

Other CED items:

SBA still has funding available to aid small businesses and continues to work through PPP loan forgiveness. Local governments should support technical assistance to their business community to aid in accessing those funds. https://bit.ly/2THDm5k

Urban Institute survey: With eviction moratorium expiring at the end of July, more than half of renters and 40% of landlords are still unaware of federal rental assistance. https://urbn.is/3C8vtrc

Rather than going it alone (as it did in 2020), bank regulator OCC agrees to join other bank regulators to reform Community Reinvestment Act regulations, which govern how banks reinvest in low income communities from which they take deposits. https://bit.ly/3zS5G4p

DFI Online

Thoughtful discussion and great turnout at UNC DFI’s first in-person community meeting (since Covid) on behalf of the Town of Southern Pines for its Morganton Road project. https://bit.ly/3lby8dB


Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” June 2021

Compiled by Sara Cockerham

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