What @sog_ced is reading online: June 2017

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:

SECU Foundation provides financing to create affordable housing for teachers in Asheville, NC: http://bit.ly/2rMY3gF

Craft beer and breweries play an important role in local government placemaking efforts in distressed or rural areas. http://bit.ly/2t0pm4G

Triangle Business Journal reports 10.5% job growth in North Carolina over the past 5 years, mainly in urban areas. Wake County adds 46 new jobs a day: http://bit.ly/2t2uANN

New Census estimates show North Carolina’s fast-growing older adult population is also increasingly diverse: http://unc.live/2u2fXKe

Other CED items:

How the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has been used for community development in low income areas. http://bit.ly/2thm2S2 

Fannie Mae brief examines the productivity of locally initiated inclusionary zoning programs across the nation. http://bit.ly/2t3m2pt 

Study finds that children who have managed to escape poverty were more likely to have lived in less segregated cities and neighborhoods: http://bit.ly/2tteUFR

Report analyzes changes to New Jersey Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocations to place housing in high opportunity areas. http://bit.ly/2s754sM 

Of all hotel rooms currently under construction in US, about 1/4 are boutique hotels, many in smaller cities: https://t.co/jiqchw26Er

Harvard University’s “State of Nation’s Housing”: 18.8 million households paid more than half their income on housing in 2015. http://bit.ly/2tdTFVn 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” https://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-online-may-2017/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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