September 26, 2017

Semi-Finalists for Innovative Community Development Projects will be honored at this year’s NDC Academy in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. – The National Development Council (NDC) has announced the semi-finalists of the 2017 NDC Academy Awards. The awards recognize the top economic and community development projects in the nation and are part of NDC Academy 2017. The NDC Academy is a biennial conference focused on providing community development professionals from around the nation with the latest on policy changes and best practices affecting federal, state and local development finance tools needed to build homes, jobs and communities. This year’s theme is “Rethinking How We Invest.”

“We reviewed a great number of worthy projects this year. These semi-finalists represent the best of the impressive work going on across the country,” said Dan Marsh, President and CEO of NDC. “Congratulations to all the dedicated people working hard on behalf of their communities. We look forward to learning more about these projects in October.”

One project in each category (innovative financing, affordable housing, small business lending, and rebuilding our infrastructure) will be awarded the top honor at the NDC Academy 2017 Awards on October 25th. Attendees of the conference will vote for one project in each category.

To read more about the following NDC Academy 2017 Awards Semi-finalists, visit
Investing in Small Business (Job Creation) Category Semi-Finalists

Building Affordable Housing (Housing Development) Category Semi-finalists

Innovative Project Financing (Creative Financing) Category Semi-Finalists

Rebuilding our Public Infrastructure (Community Development/Public Private Partnership) Category Semi-Finalists

About the NDC Academy 2017

The NDC Academy 2017 will take place October 23-25 in Washington, D.C. NDC Academy is a biennial conference that offers economic, housing and community development professionals from around the nation opportunities to engage in panels and courses addressing the latest policy developments and new trends impacting their profession.

Under the theme, “Rethinking How We Invest: Homes, Jobs and Community” NDC Academy 2017 will once again, present the latest news from elected officials and administration staff on policy developments and will feature panel discussions and short courses focused on the latest financing tools and development strategies for every type of community development activity. Visits to meet with Congressional delegations will also be arranged.

The NDC Academy is generously supported by several invaluable sponsors, including Lead Sponsors JPMorgan Chase & Co., PNC Bank and Morgan Stanley.

For more information about NDC Academy, please visit:

About the National Development Council (NDC)

NDC’s work focuses on HOMES, JOBS, and COMMUNITY.  Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for over 45 years fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of capital for investment in low-income communities. NDC directs capital to support the preservation and creation of affordable housing, the creation of jobs through training and small business lending and the promotion of livable communities through investment in social infrastructure. NDC’s products and services are deployed for the benefit of our municipal and nonprofit partners in both urban and rural low-income communities throughout the United States. NDC is headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, Cleveland, OH and Edgewood, KY.