In the News

By Stephen Sills / November 22, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News

November 4 – November 18 Housing Equity Health Equity Economic Development Educational Equity

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In the News

By Stephen Sills / November 9, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News

October 21 – November 4 Housing Equity: Fayetteville City Council approves $450,000 plan for adding affordable housing in Murchison Corridor, entering next phase: The Fayetteville City Council on Monday unanimously…

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In the News October 7 – October 21 

By Stephen Sills / October 26, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News October 7 – October 21 

Housing Equity:  Why Disasters Like Ian Punish Affordable Housing Stock In Particular: Affordable housing takes the most damage and is least likely to be replaced in an area’s housing ecosystem…

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Reflections from ENC 22 – An interview with Lew Myers

By Stephen Sills / October 18, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflections from ENC 22 – An interview with Lew Myers

Reflections from the ENC2022. An interview with Lew Myers Director of Business Development at The Freelon Group conducted by WNCU-Radio during the Executive Networking Conference 2022.

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In the News September 23 – October 7 

By Stephen Sills / October 10, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News September 23 – October 7 

Housing Equity:  McArthur Park II increases affordable housing and community resilience in Fayetteville: NCORR funding supports new multifamily development: The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has funded…

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Stimulating Growth of Entrepreneurship among Minority-Owned Businesses

By Stephen Sills / October 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Stimulating Growth of Entrepreneurship among Minority-Owned Businesses

Roughly 18.7% of small businesses are minority-owned nationally with much lower percentages in the South. According to the State of North Carolina 2021 Disparity Study, there is a statistically significant…

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In the News September 9 – September 23 

By Stephen Sills / September 27, 2022 / Comments Off on In the News September 9 – September 23 

Housing Equity:  City of Raleigh Receives 2022 Housing North Carolina Award for East College Park: The City of Raleigh began the East College Park project in 2017 to moderate residential…

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Reflections from ENC 22 – An interview with Talitha Batts

By Stephen Sills / August 30, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflections from ENC 22 – An interview with Talitha Batts

An interview with Talitha Batts, Director of Advocacy at the The Research, Policy and Impact Center of the National Institute of Minority Economic Development conducted by WNCU during the Executive…

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The State of Minority NC

By Stephen Sills / August 26, 2022 / Comments Off on The State of Minority NC

Presentation from the National Institute of Minority Economic Development Executive Networking Conference 2022 Once a state with a clear racial binary (white/black), North Carolina continues to become more diverse as…

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The need for Universal Pre-K and Expanded Childcare Options 

By Stephen Sills / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on The need for Universal Pre-K and Expanded Childcare Options 

There are clear benefits to pre-kindergarten programming. There is evidence that children experience lasting benefits from the development of non-finite executive functioning skills like linguistic dexterity, reading comprehension, and critical…

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