Your Feedback is Needed: National Economic Development Mentoring Network

January 29, 2019

The National Development Council, in partnership with Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) and the EPA Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) providers, is seeking your feedback to help us expand the National Economic Development Mentoring Network. The Network is an exciting new program that will facilitate exchange and mentoring among economic development practitioners and their communities.

110 NDC Development Finance Professionals Recertified in 2018

December 27, 2018

Congratulations to the following NDC Development Finance Professionals who recertified in 2018!


December 27, 2018

Congratulations to the following 362 professionals who received their NDC Certification in 2018!

Opportunity Zones Webinar

December 7, 2018

Updated: 12/9/2018 - On Friday, December 7th, NDC hosted another webinar on Opportunity Zones with special guests

Washington State Opportunity Zone Conference

November 29, 2018

NDC, the Washington State Department of Commerce, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco held a statewide Opportunity Zone Conference on November 15th in Seattle, WA. The event brought together over 200 investors, advisors, philanthropists, Native tribes, and urban and rural communities to learn how Opportunity Zone investments can be put to work to improve Washington communities.

Post-Election Wrap-Up Webinar Recording

November 13, 2018

The 2018 mid-term elections will result in a number of changes, most notably, the House shift in control to Democrats for the first time in 8 years. This means new leadership for committees and a shift in priorities for federal programs.

Washington State Opportunity Zones Webinar Recording

October 24, 2018

NDC, with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Washington State Department of Commerce, hosted an Opportunity Zones webinar on October 23, 2018. The webinar is intended for stakeholders across Washington State (and beyond) to receive background information on Opportunity Zones, an update on new draft regulations, and learn how the tax incentive can be used to spur investment in low-income communities.

Revised Housing Certification Program Requirements Starting Jan. 1, 2019

October 18, 2018

Starting January 1, 2019, Rental Housing Development Finance Professionals (RHDFPs) may obtain the Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) Certification by completing the HD410-Home Ownership Finance Course.

Main Street America Institute Highlights NDC’s Historic Real Estate Finance Training in Community Spotlight

October 11, 2018

The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) recently partnered with the National Development Council (NDC) to offer Historic Real Estate Finance, part one of a two course certificate program, in Des Moines, Iowa last week. With generous support from the 1772 Foundation, 28 participants completed the immersive, week-long training led by NDC’s Corey Leon. Putting this education to use, Main Street managers can participate in development processes, including those utilizing Historic Tax Credits, and elevate their leadership positions in their communities.

Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Update Webinar

September 19, 2018

Updated: 10/3/2018 The Trump Administration is considering an overhaul of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), established in 1979 to encourage financial institutions to meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low-and moderate-income areas. On September 1st, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) regarding the CRA.