Publications, Webinars, and Podcasts
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.
Built 2 Last: A Roadmap for Inclusive and Equitable Development in Durham
A roadmap for inclusive and equitable development will increase shared prosperity in Durham: sustainability scorecard; collective ambition community mobilization strategy; inclusive entrepreneurial/ business ecosystem; and equitable community economic development innovations fund.
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.
Community Finance in East Baltimore: a Study of Phase One Redevelopment and Financing
This issue of Community Practice Papers focuses on partner organizations in East Baltimore and community development tools to address a neighborhood challenged by disinvestment.
Community Development Corporations: Diverse Practices Across North and South Carolina
This issue of Community Practice Papers explores examples of sustained and emerging business models from rural and urban Community Development Corporations across the Carolinas.
Enhancing the Competitiveness of North Carolina Communities
To thrive and prosper in the new economy, North Carolina municipalities will have to adapt to the federal government’s recent policy shift toward letting free enterprise solve pressing urban and rural problems.