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Congratulations to Bud Sweet on being selected Trainer of the Year!

As a member of NDC’s East Team, Robert Sweet works primarily in the northeastern U.S. providing technical assistance to client communities including operational analyses of proposed client projects to structuring financing packages which include Historic Rehabilitation and New Markets Tax Credits. Bud teaches four courses in NDC’s Economic Development Finance Certification Program: ED101 – Economic Development Finance, ED201 – Business Credit Analysis, ED202 – Real Estate Finance and ED300 – The Art of Deal Structuring. He is also an underwriter for NDC’s SBA 7 (a) loan fund program: NDC Grow America Fund.

Prior to joining NDC in 2007, Bud served as the Deputy Regional Director for the Southern Tier for the New York State Empire State Development Corporation and as well as the Director of Loan Funds for the Broome County, New York Industrial Development Agency.   He is a graduate of SUNY-Binghamton.