Reinvestment Fund: Pythian Building, New OrleansThe Pythian Building is a historically important, vacant 10-story building in the downtown business district of New Orleans. Reinvestment Fund financing helped Green Coast Enterprises convert the building into workforce affordable housing units, combined with 20,000 square feet of retail space, and 16,000 square feet of office space.
The project is receiving New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations in support of the development. Reinvestment Fund is providing NMTC allocations and loans to bridge state and federal historic tax credit equity. National Trust Community Investment Corporation is providing the remaining NMTC allocations and US Bank is the equity investor. Stonehenge Capital and Iberia Bank are also financing partners in this project.
Florida Community Loan Fund helped Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County with New Markets Tax CreditsFlorida Community Loan Fund, FCLF, helped Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County achieve their dream of a new club building, with financing through the New Markets Tax Credit, NMTC, program. FCLF has helped projects succeed in Florida's low-income communities for 20+ years, with a focus on projects that create high social impact. Learn more at www.fclf.org
Northern Nevada Hopes - The Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center GRAND OPENING!On Jan. 13, 2015, Northern Nevada HOPES held a groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming Stacie Mathewson Community Wellness Center, a three-story 37,000 square-foot medical facility. The center is now operating and open to the community. Please join us on March 15, 2016 to celebrate the Grand Opening from 11 am to 1 pm - inside the new building at 580 W. 5th Street.
The event features tours of the new building and light refreshments. Speakers include HOPES CEO Sharon Chamberlain, Mayor Hillary Schieve, Donor Stacie L. Mathewson, HOPES Board President Doug Brewer, and Renown Health CEO Dr. Tony Slonim.
More details here: http://ow.ly/ZrLM5
We're so excited to welcome you into our new home. Can't wait to see you there!
AMCREF Community Capital and MuniStrategies Husqvarna
The CEO | @ISSUE | MPBThe CEO: Ravi Gupta interview
Ravi Gupta, the CEO of RePublic Schools, talks about his company, why RePublic opened two Charter Schools in Jackson, and his views on modern education and teaching methods.
Nemak USA - MuniStrategiesImpact video for Nemak USA in Sylacuaga, AL
The Rise Of The Iron Horse GrillA Photo Story by Sarah Black; Featuring Chef Pierre Pryer
"The first dish I ever saw was an enchilada. I had never eaten one before...and at that point I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I would leave my dish station, go on the line and just ask guys, ‘What are you doing? What's this right here? What's this dish called? What are these called?' Before long I was able to make my own recipes, and I never washed dishes again!”
- Chef Pierre Pryer Sr., The Iron Horse Grill [since ’86]
Lost twice to fires, Iron Horse Grill is a flagship of revitalization for Jackson’s downtown community. Chef is going on his third tenure, having worked on and off there since 1986.
"We look forward to being a part of the continued growth of Downtown Jackson. Projects like the Capitol Art Lofts, Westin Hotel, and Mississippi History & Civil Rights Museum will continue to allow Chef Pierre and The Iron Horse Grill to share the great reasons Downtown Jackson is Back!"
- Andy Nesenson. General Manager, The Iron Horse Grill
Iron Horse Grill will launch an all NEW menu January 25, bringing back an ‘old favorite’ for the last 25 years- Burrito De Pollo, a fresh flour tortilla with lime sauce, stuffed with spicy chicken, tomatoes, green onion, hand rolled and topped with a light sour cream sauce and Monterrey Jack cheese.
"I was walking through the restaurant a couple of weeks ago during Sunday Brunch and they were playing the song ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ — A guest grabbed me by the arm and said 'Chef, I can start believing you’re gonna bring back the Burrito De Pollo.' And I said, 'M’aam I’m gonna do that.’
“Like” and “Share” Chef Pierre’s story to celebrate Mississippi brights spots #MS200 #MSbrightspots #VisitJackson Contact Pierre: Pierre@theironhorsegrill.com / Photos by Sarah Black - Sarah@ironhorsegrill.com
The Iron Horse Grill
320 W. Pearl St.
Jackson, MS 39203
During 2017, Blue Magnolia Films / Corner To Corner Productions supported an historic “time capsule” of narrated photo essays, produced by Mississippians, ages 14 – 91, from Jackson, Greenville, Port Gibson, Laurel, Tupelo, Ocean Springs, Mound Bayou, Clarksdale, Water Valley, Oxford, Hattiesburg, Natchez and Mississippi Band of Choctaw.
From December 9 - February 28 2018, The Greater Jackson Arts Council & Visit Jackson, MS are hosting a mile-long “interactive” gallery running the length of Capitol Street, comprised of 200 images, each five-feet in length. The exhibit runs from Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown / King Edward Hotel to Coalesce Coworking & PORTICO Offices on State St. #MississippiMile #MS200
Scan and play the stories using a FREE QR Code app on your phone #MississippiMile #MS200
Sponsors include: Greater Jackson Arts Council Visit Jackson, MS, C Spire, Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation and Corner to Corner Productions.
The Iron Horse Grill will be serving as a Food Sponsor & specialty cocktail provider for the 2018 Speakeasy Soirée through Phoenix Club of Jackson to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi (BGCCM)- Purchase your all-inclusive tickets to join them - https://speakeasysoiree2018.eventbrite.com
Tragedy To Triumph - Winston Medical CenterFootage of tornado destruction and aftermath, plus interviews with key hospital leaders. Winston Medical Center opens the doors of its new hospital on the third anniversary of the tornado, April 28, 2017.
Seraphim Solar USAA profile of AMCREF's project in Jackson, MS.
Abilene Life Sciences AcceleratorProduced by Bill Mackie
Crosstown Concourse Mixed-Use Restoration of the Sears Buildingcrosstownmemphis.com
Five years ago, an improbable journey to restore and redevelop the Sears Crosstown building began.
Many doubted that one of the largest abandoned buildings in Tennessee could be transformed from debilitating blight into a community asset. But as of February 21st, doing the improbable becomes history.
Please plan to join us on Saturday, February 21st, from 11:00am - 2:00pm as we commemorate the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown building, 88 years to the day after its initial groundbreaking in 1927.
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, presentations, the launch of our new branding, exhibitions (including new renderings), an iron pour using old radiators from the building, live music, food, and much more.
Video Shot & Edited by Justin Elliott Thompson
Additional Video & Video Assistance by Edward Valibus Phillips & Melissa Anderson Sweazy
Music "The Time To Run"
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Selection/The_Time_To_Run
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Music "Shooting Star"
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Zenith/Dexter_Britain_-_Zenith_-_03_Shooting_Star
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Westervelt Pellets - a NMTC Success StoryLearn how the NMTC helped finance a manufacturing facility in rural Aliceville, AL. NMTC allocation was provided by CEI Capital Management, Wells Fargo, Rural Development Partners, and WNC National Community Development Advisors.
A Community Impact Film: Neshoba
A Community Impact Film: Resinall
A Community Impact Film: NOMMA
Street Squash, a New Markets Tax Credit Success StoryStreetSquash, located in Harlem, is an innovative and successful urban youth enrichment program that was founded in 1999. StreetSquash combines academic activities, college preparation, community service, mentoring, and squash for boys and girls ages 9-18 to help them graduate from high school and move on to active and productive lives.
Thanks to $6.5 million in NMTC financing provided by HEDC New Markets, Inc., StreetSquash expanded into a 19,000 square foot facility in Harlem, NY in November 2008. The new facility has allowed StreetSquash to serve more than 750 Harlem public school children each year, providing 4 classrooms and a library, as well as 8 squash courts, a workout area, locker rooms, and administrative offices. StreetSquash was able to expand its after-school program to serve more 160 children annually; provide College Prep Program to 100 students annually; expand the Summer Discovery and Youth Employment Program to serve over 300 students annually; create an Alumni Outreach Program for nearly 100 high school graduates; and launch the Physical Education for Public Schools Program that serves over 750 students annually through daytime squash instruction gym programs.
Now that it has the physical capacity to serve more students, the organization added six full-time positions and fifteen part-time positions − two of which are filled by parents who live in the neighborhood. StreetSquash also doubled its volunteer base to 100 so that it can serve more students. Outside of organizational growth, the new building has increased StreetSquash’s efficiency, bolstered the organization’s external credibility, encouraged cohesion and community building, and improved students’ experiences of their physical surroundings. By investing in a center that expands operations and improves participants’ experiences, StreetSquash serves as a true community asset.
Rough & Ready: An Oregon Sawmill Gets a New Lease on LifeIn 2010, the last standing mill in Josephine County, closed its doors due to a precipitous decline in federal timber supply. Rough and Ready is a 92 -year-old family owned business, and when it shuttered its small diameter mill, 85 employees lost their jobs in a county that already carried one of the highest unemployment rates and poverty levels in Oregon.
In 2014, Ecotrust and partners helped to reopen the mill with creative financing from the New Markets Tax Credit Program
IFF-KIPP Inspire Academy St. Louis
IFF's Work in DetroitIFF’s activities in Detroit run the gamut from making a difference in neighborhoods through loans and real estate consulting to improving the early education landscape in partnership with area foundations.
IFF's Work in ChicagoIFF’s work in the Chicago area encompasses projects in city neighborhoods, suburban streets and across the state.
The Port of HuenemeThe modernization of the Port of Hueneme retained $7 billion in trade business and 500 livable wage jobs.
Clearinghouse CDFI provided $10 million of NMTC allocation for this $14.7 million project. Newly installed, shore-side electrical power will eliminate 230 tons of emissions annually from vessels docking at the port. Additionally, the Port will facilitate the distribution of 1.4 million pounds of fresh produce for a mobile food pantry serving 45,000 low-income residents in surrounding food deserts.
One Santa Fe$13.72 Million of New Markets Tax Credit Allocation for Mixed-Use Development in Los Angeles, CA
NMTC Stepping Stones Video
East BaltimoreMerge of original E. Balto. and BOA NMTC videos
Fare & Square TRF Project ProfileFare & Square is the first supermarket to open in Chester, PA, a food desert, in 12 Years. It is also the nation's first non-profit supermarket.<br />
Operated by Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization, the Fare & Square grocery store will bring approximately 14,000 square feet of food retail space to Chester.<br />
TRF's financing of the Fare & Square project is the culmination of numerous attempts to attract healthy food retailers to this severely distressed area. <br />
TRF also partnered with Nonprofit Finance Fund to provide New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing to support this project. The NMTC financing helped Philabundance acquire and renovate the grocery store property. The project has also attracted considerable support through a range of philanthropic and private institutions including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, Sunoco and Wawa.