National Main Street Center is scheduled to host its annual Main Street Now conference in Kansas City, MO from March 26-28 and NTCIC will be featured as a supporting partner. The conference will bring professionals together from across the country who are actively building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Together, conference attendees will have the opportunity to network and discuss ways to support Main Streets of USA at the local, regional and national levels.
Over the course of three days, NTCIC will be engaged with conference sessions and activities. Conference attendees are invited to meet NTCIC team members:
Merrill Hoopengardner on Wednesday, March 28 at the Cracking the Code on Small Scale Development breakfast event. Merrill will serve as one of three panelists and will contribute her insight on innovative financing models like NTCIC’s Main Street Small Deal Fund and success stories for historic rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and small-scale development using federal tax credits such as the historic tax credit (HTC) and new markets tax credit (NMTC).
As President of NTCIC, Merrill directs fundraising and acquisitions opportunities, develops and implements overall strategy and new lines of business for the company and coordinates governing board/staff relations. Learn more about NTCIC’s work on Main Street at https://live-national-trust-community-investment-corporation.pantheonsite.io/main-street/.
Matthew Prickett at the Prosperity through Preservation exhibit table #210 Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28 and throughout the conference. Based in St. Louis, Matt is responsible for identifying, structuring and preliminarily underwriting prospective federal/state HTC and NMTC investments. Matt has over 15 years of experience in community development and real estate finance. To submit a HTC and/or NMTC project, contact Matt at https://live-national-trust-community-investment-corporation.pantheonsite.io/about/staff/.
Laura Burns at the Prosperity through Preservation exhibit table #210 Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28 and throughout the conference. Laura performs and oversees certain NMTC program and compliance duties including data collection and analytics for NTCIC’s portfolio of projects, including economic impact and Community Reinvestment Act qualification. Laura will be leading efforts to conduct NTCIC’s Main Street survey from March 26 through April 4 which will help NTCIC gather data about the needs of residents and businesses of low-income Main Street communities. Survey participants will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card and the winner will be notified on April 6. Take NTCIC’s Main Street Survey at https://live-national-trust-community-investment-corporation.pantheonsite.io/main-street/.
Mike Phillips at the Prosperity through Preservation exhibit table #210 Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28 and throughout the conference. As Public Policy Manager of NTCIC, Mike supports the collaborative HTC advocacy efforts of NTCIC with the Historic Tax Credit Coalition (HTCC) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Learn more about NTCIC’s public policy efforts at: https://live-national-trust-community-investment-corporation.pantheonsite.io/public-policy/.
For more information on the Main Street Now conference and agenda, visit: https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/mainstreetnow/now2018
Photos by Melani Hom | NTCIC