What @sog_ced is reading online: October 2020

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:

Nestle Purina to locate on former Miller Brewing Co. property in Eden. bit.ly/2Sd0FQc

National business climate survey puts NC in top 3, finds that Covid response impacts perception of states. https://prn.to/33WmnOW

NC addendum to “7 Forces Reshaping the Economy” report by the Kenan Institute notes NC faring better than neighboring states. unc.live/2Hc8Yt6

City of Hendersonville won IEDC award for redeveloped historic Grey Hosiery Mill in partnership with DFI. Mill sat vacant for over a decade, then DFI engaged by City to get the site redeveloped. bit.ly/37qI7Vy

Other CED items:                                   

Opportunity America study of two year “earn and learn” manufacturing apprenticeship program: graduates had significantly higher earnings than other graduates from same community colleges. bit.ly/2FK0FEM

New from the blog: Using Human Centered Design in CED work bit.ly/3mca1bK


DFI Online

DFI project is successfully redeveloped: Hillsborough’s historic Colonial Inn, nearly demolished, now set to reopen. bit.ly/3dyejaj and DFI’s analysis showed how to save it with creative financing. bit.ly/3dwt5ym

Dare County implementing affordable housing approach proposed by DFI. DFI’s employer survey revealed some 2800 people turned down Jobs due to lack of housing. https://bit.ly/31t6xK5


 Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” September 2020

Compiled by Sara Cockerham

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