What @sog_ced is reading online: November 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:

The City of High Point reduces minimum housing backlog from hundreds of cases to “zero backlog” (and commercial enforcement too). http://bit.ly/2F6enAG    Read also the Center for Community Progress and SOG faculty members’ report from 2016 when the Council priority was set. http://bit.ly/2F78eUR

DFI is working with Durham County to bring affordable housing, market-rate housing, parking, and commercial space to County-owned parking lots downtown. http://bit.ly/2QlHOzL

The Carolina Journal looks at economic development megasites in North Carolina and the role of infrastructure and site certification. http://bit.ly/2z2lAML

Some smaller NC municipalities consider merging services with larger ones. Faculty colleague Jeff Hughes at the EFC discusses water systems. http://bit.ly/2OTH1EO

Our faculty member Jonathan Morgan weighs in on changes for economic development organizations in Charlotte. https://t.co/FMVpuDpKBD

Other CED items:                                   

Read the Federal Reserve article on Chetty’s research on economic mobility and why the neighborhood in which a child is raised really matters. http://bit.ly/2quKJLd

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta reviews the literature on the impact of economic development incentives. http://bit.ly/2S5dmdX

The Wall Street Journal discusses public museums as revitalization catalysts.   https://on.wsj.com/2zrkBFX


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


Compiled by Francine Stefan

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