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We are excited to welcome 300 economic and community development professionals from around the country to discuss the latest policy developments and new trends impacting community development across the country.

Under the theme, “Navigating Changing Times,” NDC Academy 2011 gets Day
One started with a networking lunch, followed by eight interesting and exciting sessions:

  • Using Tax-Exempt Bonds to Support Community Revitalization
  • Business Development Finance and Job Creation Programs
  • Housing Development Finance Programs
  • Foundations and Community Development
  • Going Green for Community Development
  • CDBG Financing Tools
  • Computer Mapping and Modeling
  • Home-grown Community Development: Realizing the Opportunity Next Door

“In the wake of billions of dollars in budget cuts to housing and community redevelopment projects for U.S. cities and local governments, it is critical for economic and community development leaders to keep abreast of the changes and tackle the challenges facing them,” said NDC President Bob Davenport. “At the NDC Academy, we bring out the nation’s leading finance experts, policy makers and community development professionals to discuss the best ways to spur small business growth, increase affordable housing and drive job creation to improve communities across the nation. We’re thrilled to have the support of the Citi Foundation and so many generous sponsors.”

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