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COVID-19 and North Carolina’s Shifting Demography

COVID-19 and North Carolina’s Shifting Demography

COVID-19 and North Carolina's Shifting DemographicsThis study reveals COVID-19’s impact on the geo-demography of North Carolina.Report by James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D, Jeanne Milliken Bonds, MPAKenan-Flagler Business School UNC-Chapel HillAllan M. Parnel Vice President,...

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Real Estate Alert! Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead

Real Estate Alert! Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead

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.

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Business Alert! Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead

Business Alert! Gale Force Demographic Wind Gusts Ahead

Seven powerful demographic trends—analogous to gale force wind gusts in an adverse weather event—constitute potentially powerful disruptors of business and commerce in the years ahead. Four of the gale force demographic disruptors—slowing total and foreign-born population growth, white population loss, and declining fertility— have evolved over the past several decades.

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Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 on Low Income Households and Communities in North Carolina

Assessing the Impact of Covid-19 on Low Income Households and Communities in North Carolina

The North Carolina Community Action Association(NCCAA) commissioned a study to assess the impact ofthe COVID-19 pandemic on its efforts to combat povertyand facilitate self-sufficiency in low-income communities throughout the state. We conducted focus groups withindividuals served by Community Action Agencies (CAAs)and conducted a corresponding set of key informantinterviews with identified leaders in five communitiesacross the state.

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Proceed with Caution in Reopening Public Schools

Proceed with Caution in Reopening Public Schools

Despite advocacy from governmental officials and parents alike, we urge caution in the reopening of public schools before the coronavirus pandemic is fully under control. We are especially concerned about the premature re-opening of schools in impoverished and flood-prone urban and rural environments.

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Does Your Firm Have Reputational Equity?

Does Your Firm Have Reputational Equity?

Americans are turning to companies with purpose and ethics to lead us through the profound anxiety and crises we are currently experiencing as a nation. Use this corporate reputational equity checklist to brand or rebrand your firm as an inclusive and equitable workplace.

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Scientific Sense® with Gill Eapen: Prof. Jeanne Bonds

Scientific Sense® with Gill Eapen: Prof. Jeanne Bonds

Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Professor of the Practice, Impact Investment, and Sustainable Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Whole Community Health, speaks on pilot project by Kenan Charitable Trust in two North Carolina counties.

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Pay for Success: How Emerging Finance Tools Are Supporting Workforce Development

Pay for Success: How Emerging Finance Tools Are Supporting Workforce Development

Pay for Success (PFS) is a public policy tool that may be used in the workforce developmentsector to test new programs guided by predetermined outcomes for a target population ora community. PFS is a contractual arrangement that ties payment for delivery of services tospecific, measurable outcomes. Through the contract, it ensures quality and effective servicesthat hopefully will lead to long-term positive change for both the individuals and communities.For example, outcomes may be measured by participants in job training programs finding andsustaining employment, and ultimately experiencing wage increases.

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Business Intelligence for Creating an Inclusive Model of Contracting and Procurement in the City of Durham

Business Intelligence for Creating an Inclusive Model of Contracting and Procurement in the City of Durham

Gentrifying cities increasingly are adopting inclusive and equitable development policies, strategies, tools, and regulatory practices to minimize, if not altogether eliminate, the demographic and economic dislocations that often accompany their growing attractiveness as ideal places to live, work, and play for a creative class of young people and well-resourced retirees who are predominantly white. Creating greater opportunities for historically under-utilized businesses to grow and prosper through enhanced local government contracting and procurement is one mechanism through which gentrifying cities are trying to generate greater equity and shared prosperity.

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South Carolina Community Capital Alliance Case Study

South Carolina Community Capital Alliance Case Study

In the state of South Carolina, community development practitioners have a history of organizing to capitalize on opportunities to create practical solutions for the state’s low- and moderate- income communities in both urban and rural areas. The statewide Community Development Corporation (CDC) association was founded in 1994 by four CDCs. And, in 2000, the state General Assembly provided $10 million in grants, loans and tax credits to certified CDCs by enacting a Community Economic Development Act. The legislation required a state certification of entities as CDCs and CDFIs. Even though CDFIs may be certified by the U.S. Treasury, the state of South Carolina is separate and apart from that process.

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