May 31, 2011

NDC is pleased to announce the top four winners of the NDC Academy 2011 Project Showcase, a special feature of NDC’s biennial conference which showcases the top economic and community development projects in the nation.  Submissions came in cities and communities across the nation in unprecedented numbers; 24 finalists – six in each of four categories – were chosen by NDC to compete for top honors at the NDC Academy.

The top winners in each of the four categories are:

Track 1: Creative Financing Category Winner

C.C. Woodson Community Center
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Mitch Kennedy, City of Spartanburg

Track 2: Job Creation Category Winner

Brewery Main Block Development Project
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

Track 3: Affordable Housing Winner

St. Charles Parish Affordable Housing
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
Kelita Pete, Family Resources of New Orleans

Track 4: Community Development Winner

Evergreen Cooperative Laundry
Cleveland, Ohio
David Ebersole, City of Cleveland