What @sog_ced is reading online: March 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:

Overview of workforce development programs in Cape Fear region of North Carolina and how these training programs are helping workers adapt to the new economy: http://bit.ly/2mrhxVx 

Forbes examines how an “employee ownership” approach can address succession at small firms as the silver tsunami hits North Carolina: http://bit.ly/2mrcjsO 

Report on how life sciences companies and their supply chains impact the North Carolina economy. http://bit.ly/2ms5WWe 

Local business leaders in Fayetteville, North Carolina assemble human capital and set a vision for the city’s long term growth and economic development goals: http://bit.ly/2mskbdO 

Currituck County, North Carolina residents debate whether a solar farm ban is needed to preserve agricultural land: http://bit.ly/2ouqzii

A small North Carolina town has voted to dissolve its charter after a measure to raise property taxes failed. Others to follow? http://bit.ly/2mPMD8X 

Other CED items:

Researchers seek an algorithm to predict where gentrification will occur in urban areas: http://bit.ly/2lLrfy3 

Upjohn Institute study of economic development incentives since 1990: effect is “statistically insignificant” (report on page 110): http://slate.me/2nIGXvO

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

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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