Economic Committee Henry McKoy, Committee Chair
Duties: To support and promote the advancement of African American economic growth through the promotion of residential and commercial activities within Durham County and to promote minority business enterprises associated with projects with the Durham Public Schools.
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City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development
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Gentrification and Human Rights in Durham
For affordable housing advocate Melissa Norton, gentrification is not simply a rise in rent and property values. It’s a human rights violation.
“Gentrification is not synonymous with neighborhood revitalization, which is a ground-up process that benefits the entire community,” Norton, also the project coordinator for the Durham Living Wage Project, said. “Gentrification is fundamentally a social justice issue, and it’s happening right off of Duke’s campus.”
Durham is 4th on the list of the next top tech towns
There may be no better place to launch a tech career than the Research Triangle Park, one of the world's most prominent research centers for biotechnology and engineering. Raleigh and Durham form two points of the Research Triangle; Chapel Hill is the third. Housing prices in Raleigh-Durham are low, and the stock of homes is beautiful.