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The National Development Council is pleased to announce the semi-finalists in the NDC Academy 2011 Project Showcases. Finalists were voted on last night by 350+ guests at the Capitol Hill Reception & Tweet-Up, reducing the field from 24 finalists to 12 semi-finalists across four categories. Winners will be announced later today!!! Congratulations to all who entered and especially to these outstanding semi-finalists:

Track 1: Creative Financing Semi-Finalists

C.C. Woodson Community Center

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Mitch Kennedy, City of Spartanburg

Ed Roberts Campus

Berkeley, California

Susan Henderson, Ed Roberts Campus

LADF Food4Less

Los Angeles, California

Sandra Rahimi, Los Angeles Development Fund

Track 2: Job Creation Semi-Finalists

Brewery Main Block Development Project

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Hughes Group, LLC

Tacoma, Washington

Genal Gavaldon, City of Tacoma

Kentucky Regional High Growth Technical Center

Somerset, Kentucky

Jim Brown, Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Track 3: Affordable Housing Semi-Finalists

Franklin Building

Watertown, NY

Gary Beasley, Neighbors of Watertown, Inc.

The Glasgow Graded School Project

Glasgow, Kentucky

Holly Wiedemann, AU Associates, Inc.

St. Charles Parish Affordable Housing

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

Kelita Pete, Family Resources of New Orleans

Track 4: Community Development Semi-Finalists

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry

Cleveland, Ohio

David Ebersole, City of Cleveland

Historic Waverly Neighborhood

Columbia, South Carolina

Deborah Livingston, Columbia Housing Development Corporation

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Expansion Project

Norwalk, Connecticut

Rhonda Kiest, Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Congratulations to all!!