Publications, Webinars, and Podcasts
We are witnessing a re-balancing after the COVID migration surge or a fundamental shift in North Carolina’s attractiveness as a domestic and international migration magnet
North Carolina at a Demographic Crossroad:Loss of Lives and the ImpactNorth Carolina’s phenomenal migration-driven population growth masks a troubling trend: high rates of death and dying prematurely which, left unchecked, can potentially derail the state’s economic...
The painful pandemic lessons Mandy Cohen carries to the CDC"North Carolina initially failed to prioritize testing for people who were exposed to #COVID19 because of where they live or work." - Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Professor of Social Impact Investing at the...
Will Hurricane Ian Trigger Climate Refugee Migration from Florida?Thirteen of Florida’s counties were declared eligible for federal disaster relief following Hurricane Ian’s disastrous trek through the state (The White House, 2022). The human toll and economic impact...
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.
Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurial EcosystemInsight by James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D, Jeanne Milliken Bonds, MPAKenan-Flagler Business School UNC-Chapel HillOctober, 2022Home | Publications | Building an Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem North Carolina has emerged...
Demographically Targeted Approaches to Community Economic Development in North Carolina This Kenan Institute insight explores two major challenges in North Carolina's rapid growth during the first 15 months of the pandemic.Report by James H. Johnson Jr., Ph.D, Jeanne...
Community Health Workers support frontline public health professionals during times of public health pandemics by providing communities with trusted messengers that are a support system and liaison to medical and social services. North Carolina deployed Community Health Workers during the COVID-19 pandemic using funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with success. We offer recommendations for a more robust program going forward using what was learned during the pandemic.
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,...
Demographic disruptors could prevent North Carolina from reaching public health goals. Outlined here are policy prescriptions and strategic investments to turn these disruptors into opportunities.
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc and disrupted the lives of low-income individuals and families throughout this state in the southeast region of the U.S.
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.
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.
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.
The pandemic is having a compounded effect of communities of color. Already over-represented relative to their shares of the total population in coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, people of color also have a higher likelihood of living in over-crowded multi-generational households than are Whites.
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.
Considerable scholarly analysis and media attention has documented the racially disparate impact of coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Constituting 13 percent of the general population, Blacks reportedly account for 25 percent of those that have tested positive and 39 percent of the COVID-related deaths in the United States.
The nursing profession in the United States was experiencing a labor shortage and facing diversity and inclusion challenges prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Magnifying these problems, the nation’s population was shifting–geographically and demographically.
Keys to Financial Inclusion Episode 04: Promoting Inclusive Community Development – A Conversation with Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Professor of the Practice for Impact Investment and Sustainable Finance at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Flagler Business School, joins the program for the fourth episode of Keys to Financial Inclusion.
Knowledge of our changing demography can serve as both foundation and frame for how to achieve greater social, economic, environmental, and health equity in North Carolina…
We leverage evidence-based best practices of inclusive and equitable development from the research literature to devise a reputational equity checklist.
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.
Opportunity Zones are an innovative approach to spurring long-term private sector investments in low-income communities…
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.