Publications, Webinars and Podcasts
Being Transformative in Opportunity Zones
Opportunity Zones are an innovative approach to spurring long-term private sector investments in low-income communities. The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Raleigh hosted two panels on the transformative potential of Opportunity Zones and the role that entrepreneurship can play. The panels explored the tax benefits and plans for the future.
Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Kenan-Flagler Business School, joins panel two in the discussion.
Visit http://raleighchamber.org to learn more.
As a magnet for both population and employment growth, North Carolina has a propitious opportunity to create an inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem to support the state’s newfound prosperity. Leveraging qualitative insights from key informant interviews with government officials, community leaders, and minority entrepreneurs in one of the state’s hot spots for growth, we outline the major parameters of a place-based approach to creating an inclusive entrepreneurship and small business ecosystem that generates shared prosperity, eliminating in the process longstanding inequities in community economic development in the state.
A Whole Community Health approach to Virginia’s rapid population growth over the past three decades and demographic challenges.
Newcomers from other states and abroad are principally responsible for North Carolina’s population boom–growth by 3.9 million– since 1990. However, seven powerful demographic disruptors—analogous to gale force wind gusts in an adverse weather event—can potentially quell future growth and demand for residential and commercial real estate. Strategies to circumnavigate the adverse effects of the demographic gale force winds ahead are discussed.