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2020

 

February 26, 2020

ECU’s Rural Prosperity Initiative

Sharon Paynter, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Engagement, East Carolina University

 

January 30, 2020

NC Department of Labor fails to hold violators accountable as workplace fatalities rise

Allan Freyer, Director, Workers’ Rights, NC Justice Center

 

2019

 

November 20, 2019

Aviation’s Current and Future Economic Impacts across North Carolina

Rick Reed, Senior Director of Aerospace Economic Development, The Piedmont Triad Region
Daniel Jonathan Findley Ph.D., P.E., Senior Research Associate, Institute for Transportation Research and Education, North Carolina State University

 

October 24, 2019

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

Rob Christensen, author of The Rise and Fall of the Branchead Boys and political columnist for the News and Observer
Mac McCorkle, Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service, Duke University
Jesse White, Professor of the Practice in City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH

 

 

September 25, 2019 

A Brief Look at the State of Downtown Chapel Hill

Matt Gladdek, Executive Director, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

 

 

March 27, 2019

The Roots of Southern Deindustrialization

Peter Coclanis, Director, Global Research Institute and Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History, UNC Chapel Hill
David Carlton, Professor of History Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

 

 

February 28, 2019

Conducting fast-turnaround local labor market surveys

Michael Hogan, Research Economist, Economic Development, RTI International

 

January 30, 2019

News Deserts and the Future of Our Communities and Our Democracy

Penelope Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics, UNC School of Media and Journalism

 

2018

 

November 29, 2018

Reconsidering the Idea of the Urban-Rural Divide: The Countrypolitan Pattern of Development in North Carolina

Mac McCorkle, Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

 

October 25, 2018

There and Back Again: The Southern Struggle to Escape Industrial Recruitment as Development Strategy

Will Goldsmith, PhD Candidate, History Department, Duke University

 

September 19, 2018

There and Back Again: The Southern Struggle to Escape Industrial Recruitment as Development Strategy

Ferrel Guillory, Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Director, Program on Public Life, UNC School of Media and Journalism

 

 

March 22, 2018

NC Growth Unveils “Homegrown Tools”

Carolyn Fryberger, Economic Development Manager, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC-CH

 

February 21, 2018

“Bigger, Better and Bolder Than Before” Economic Development Through Innovation in Edgecombe County Public Schools

Valerie Bridges, Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools
Lucy Steiner, Senior Vice President, Public Impact

 

January 25, 2018

Coming Back from Mill Closings: Kannapolis, on the Cusp of Transformation

Zac Gordon, Planning Director for the City of Kannapolis
Roger Walden, Senior Associate, Clarion Associates

 

2017

 

November 29, 2017

Examining Decline in North Carolina’s Municipalities

Jessica Stanford, Demographic Analyst, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Rebecca Tippett, Director, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

October 26, 2017

Rural North Carolina: Connections and Threats

Jason Gray, Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, NC Rural Center
Peter Thornton, Assistant Director, International Marketing, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Marketing Division

 

September 20, 2017

Failing to Excite: The Dixie Dynamo in the Global Economy

Peter Coclanis, Director, Global Research Institute and Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History, UNC-CH

 

March 23, 2017

Backpacks to Briefcases 

Thomas J. White, Director, Economic Development Partnership, NC State University

 

February 22, 2017

Putting a Face on Poverty in North Carolina Communities

Gene R. Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC Chapel Hill

 

January 19, 2017

Developing A Talent Pipeline for North Carolina

Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

2016

 

November 16, 2016

The 2016 Elections: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Ferrel Guillory, Professor of the Practice, School of Media and Journalism, UNC Chapel Hill
Mac McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke
Paul Shumaker, Political Consultant

October 19, 2016

Inequality Structured by Local Governments

Allan Parnell, Vice President, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities; Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

September 20, 2016

North Carolina in 2050: A Preview

Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University

 

March 23, 2016

NC’s “Crowd Funded” Economic Past

Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center
Brent Lane, Director of the UNC Center for Competitive Economies

 

February 25, 2016

Do Work Requirements in Public Housing Impact Tenant Employment and Evictions? 

Bill Rohe, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning & Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, UNC-CH

 

January 20, 2016

The Triangle Region’s Economic Development Trajectory: Suburban or Urban?

Emil Malizia, Director, Institute for Economic Development and Professor, Department  of City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill

 

2015

 

November 19, 2015

What we write about when we write about economic incentives: a journalist’s perspective on development and scholarship

Peder Zane, writer and editor and Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Augustine’s University
Mac McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies in the Master of Public Policy Program, Duke University

 

October 21, 2015

Why is North Carolina leaving $7 million a day in food purchase and delivery business opportunities on the table?  The Hidden Food Sector

Maureen M. Berner, Professor, School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

September 17, 2015

A Comeback Short of the Mark: Income Trends in North Carolina in the Wake of the Great Recession

John Quinterno, Principal, South by North Strategies, Ltd.

March 26, 2015

I)  The Carolina Startup Scene: An Overview of Business Startups Emerging from UNC-Chapel Hill
II)  Small Business Technology Development Center@UNC:
 Who we are and what we do.

Don Hobart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
Harrison Gilbert, Research Associate, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
Fred Barringer, Regional Director, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC), UNC-Chapel Hill

 

 

February 25, 2015

Institutional Determinants of Labor Market Outcomes for Community College Students in North Carolina 

Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

 

January 22, 2015

“Income/Outcomes”: North Carolina’s Income Challenge

Brent Lane, Director, UNC Center for Competitive Economies, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

 

2014

 

November 19, 2014

The 2014 Election Results: What They Mean for the State and the Region

Ferrel Guillory, Director, Program on Public Life and Professor of the Practice, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Mac McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy Program, Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy
Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity, UNC School of Law

October 23, 2014

Tech tools to connect universities with economic development

Sharlini Sankaran, Ph.D., Executive Director, REACH NC
Dayne Batten, Research and Evaluation Specialist, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division

 

September 24, 2014

Research Highlights from the Minimum Wage Debates

William Lester, Assistant Professor, Dept. of City and Regional Planning, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

April 23, 2014

Can Progressive Policies and Affordable Communities Co-exist?

Michael Jacobs, Professor of the Practice of Finance, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

March 20, 2014

Workforce Policy Shift From Supply Side to Demand Side

Ted Abernathy, Economic Development Policy Advisor to the Southern Governors Association

 

March 5, 2014

High Growth Firms: A Case of Myths-taken Identity

Brent Lane, Director, Carolina Center for Competitive Economies, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, UNC Chapel Hill

 

January 23, 2014

North Carolina Employment, Poverty and Economic Development

Patrick Conway, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Alexandra Sirota, Director, NC Budget and Tax Center

 

2013

October 24, 2013

State of the Community Report

Aaron Nelson, President & CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

 

September 18, 2013

The Research Triangle Park: Re-develop, Re-connect, Re-imagine

Bob Geolas, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

 

April 24, 2013

“Still Fighting the War on Poverty”

Robert Korstad, Professor of Public Policy and History; Co-director, Program on History, Public Policy and Social Change; and Bass Fellow, Duke University

 

March 21, 2013

Charlotte Housing Authority’s Moving Forward Program

William Rohe, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning & Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Gwen Isley, Program Coordinator, Moving to Work, Charlotte Housing Authority

 

January 10, 2013

Solving the nation’s unemployment problem: a national jobs program that guarantees all citizens 18 and older a job with a minimum annual salary and benefits

William A. Darity, Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University

 

2012

 

November 1, 2012

Moving Beyond Plato Versus Plumbing: Individualized Education and Career Passways for all North Carolinians

Peter Coclanis, Director of the Global Research Institute and Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History, UNC-CH
Daniel Gitterman, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research Institute and Associate Professor of Public Policy, UNC-CH
John Quinterno, Principal of South by North Strategies

 

September 26, 2012 

A Convergence Center in RTP?

Randy Avent, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development, NCSU
Emil Malizia, Professor of City and Regional Planning; Director, Institute for Economic Development, UNC Chapel Hill
Tom White, Director, Economic Development Partnership, Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development, NCSU

 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A workforce development project in partnership with Lenoir County Schools

Doug Lauen, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Recession and Recovery in NC from 2007-2012

Daniel P. Gitterman, Associate Professor in Public Policy and Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute, UNC Chapel Hill
Don Hobart, Chief Advisor for Business and Economic Development, Office of the Governor

 

February 16, 2012

Mediating Incentive Use: A Time-series Analysis of Economic Development Deals in North Carolina

William Lester, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill
Stephanie McGarrah, Assistant Secretary for Labor and Economic Analysis, North Carolina Department of Commerce

 

January 18, 2012

UNC Environmental Finance Center

Glenn Barnes, Senior Project Director, Environmental Finance Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

 

2011

 

November 16, 2011

How Orange County Plans to Promote Economic Development

Emil Malizia, City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH
Steve Brantley, Director, OCED, Hillsborough, NC
Kathryn James, Director of Entrepreneurship, Council for Entrepreneurial Development, Durham, NC

 

October 27, 2011

A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Peter Coclanis, Director, Global Research Institute and Albert A. Newsome Professor of History
Daniel Gitterman, Senior Fellow, Global Research Institute and Associate Professor of Public Policy
Ferrel Guillory, Director, Program on Public Life and Professor of the Practice, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Jesse White, Former Director, Office of Economic and Business Development and Adjunct Professor, School of Government

 

September 28, 2011

Enfield Economic Development Project

Jason Jolley, Senior Research Director, Carolina Center for Competitive Economies, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Aaron Nousaine, recent graduate, Department of City and Regional Planning and Consultant, Center for Competitive Economies, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

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