Economic Development http://wunc.org en NC Regions Release Statewide Economic Development Blueprint http://wunc.org/post/nc-regions-release-statewide-economic-development-blueprint <p></p><p>For the first time, North Carolina’s 16 regional councils of government have come together to create a blueprint for statewide community and economic development. &nbsp;</p><p>The report is called <a href="http://www.ncregions.org/public-documents/">“North Carolina Tomorrow, Building Communities for Tomorrow’s Jobs.”</a>&nbsp; It focuses on the competitive advantages of each region, like Tourism and Energy.&nbsp; But also give attention to emerging technologies like video modeling and gaming.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:34:46 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36726 at http://wunc.org NC Regions Release Statewide Economic Development Blueprint Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-planner-leaves-big-apple <p></p><p></p><p>Raleigh is bidding farewell to its planning director.</p><p></p><p>Mitchell Silver took the post in 2005, when Raleigh was a mid-sized city grappling with rapid population growth. Silver says the city was able to ride the wave by becoming an attractive place to live and work.&nbsp; He cites changing density and zoning ordinances, building the Raleigh Convention Center, and revitalizing Hillsborough Street and Cameron Village as successes.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:35:18 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34144 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Planner Leaves For The Big Apple No Evidence That Low-Paid Immigrants Are "Taking" NC Jobs http://wunc.org/post/no-evidence-low-paid-immigrants-are-taking-nc-jobs <p></p><p>A new study is challenging the notion that low-paid immigrant populations are "taking" jobs from native North Carolinians.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:03:18 +0000 WUNC News 33871 at http://wunc.org No Evidence That Low-Paid Immigrants Are "Taking" NC Jobs New Nonprofit CEO Slows Partial Privatization Of NC Commerce Dept. http://wunc.org/post/new-nonprofit-ceo-slows-partial-privatization-nc-commerce-dept <p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:36:41 +0000 Jorge Valencia 29675 at http://wunc.org New Nonprofit CEO Slows Partial Privatization Of NC Commerce Dept. NC Commerce Talks Privatization http://wunc.org/post/nc-commerce-talks-privatization <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.nccommerce.com/about-our-department/boards-commissions/economic-development-board">North Carolina’s Economic Development Board</a> is reviewing strategies and making suggestions on how to help re-vamp the state Commerce Department.</p><p>Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker says she’s pretty positive the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina will be a reality.</p><p>“It’s a total re-organization, it is indeed.&nbsp; Redesign, I guess is a better way to say it," said Decker.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:43:23 +0000 Leoneda Inge 27253 at http://wunc.org NC Commerce Talks Privatization Ipas Celebrates 40 Years http://wunc.org/post/ipas-celebrates-40-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Arial"><span style="">Forty years ago, the controversial supreme court decision Roe Versus Wade ushered in a new era of reproductive rights and touched off a culture war that has waged ever since. </span></font> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:48:31 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17161 at http://wunc.org Ipas Celebrates 40 Years Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem http://wunc.org/post/groups-tackles-intractable-north-carolina-poverty-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gene </span>Nichol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of the </span><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/poverty/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0066cc">Center on Poverty, Work &amp; Opportunity</font></u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of&nbsp;Things</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> today&nbsp;that the financial collapse really hurt the poor but that the problem is multifaceted.</span> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:41:58 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16562 at http://wunc.org Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem Raleigh Development Flourishes Thanks To Resilient Economy http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-development-flourishes-thanks-resilient-economy <p>Raleigh city officials have plans for several new residential developments in the middle of the capital city.&nbsp; They say it's part of their master plan to entice not only new residents but new business downtown.<br><br>It is also an indication that Raleigh is doing well economically.&nbsp; City Planning Director Mitchell Silver says residences that are on the drawing board or under construction are geared toward not just urban professionals, but families. Wed, 15 May 2013 11:44:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15364 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Development Flourishes Thanks To Resilient Economy Senate Bill Would Abolish Regional Economic Development Commissions http://wunc.org/post/senate-bill-would-abolish-regional-economic-development-commissions <p>A bill that would abolish regional economic development commissions has tentatively passed the state Senate.</p><p>The measure would dissolve all seven of the state's commissions. The Department of Commerce would then send at least one employee to work in one of eight newly created economic zones.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 10:07:29 +0000 Jessica Jones 15296 at http://wunc.org Senate Bill Would Abolish Regional Economic Development Commissions Greensboro Looks For A Million Dollar Idea http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-looks-million-dollar-idea <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders in Greensboro are accepting submissions for a federal grant that will award one million dollars for an innovative plan. &nbsp;The winning idea is supposed to help the city’s economy by designing a way to improve long-term job prospects. &nbsp;Organizers admit they’re being purposely vague to see what kind of submissions they get to develop the city. &nbsp;A panel of about 20 people that will ultimately chose the winning entry, met for the first time on Wednesday.</span> Thu, 02 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 14633 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Looks For A Million Dollar Idea