The Capital Solutions track will focus on access to capital and innovative financing options for community economic development.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Breakout Session I
9:00am - 10:15am
Understanding Property Development Tax Credits – all the ingredients needed to prepare your next Deal
In this session, we will discuss Property Development Tax Credits, Tax Credit investment funds and other incentives used to structure and make deals happen. Topics include Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, SC Abandoned Building Revitalization Tax Credits, Textile Community Revitalization Tax Credits, The Bailey Bill, recent and pending Federal and State law changes and their effect on tax credit utilization.
Breakout Session II
10:30am - 11:45am
Community Development Financial Institutions 101: Investing in Community
CDFIs are defined as financial institutions that have a primary mission of community development, serve targeted markets, are financing entities, remain accountable to their communities, and are nongovernmental entities. Come to this session to learn more about CDFIs, the direct impact they have here in South Carolina, and how and why investors should invest in CDFIs.
Breakout Session III
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Using Loans for Community Economic Development
Moderator: James Chatfield, South Carolina Community Loan Fund Speakers: Kari Dettmer, Grand Strand Housing & CDC, & Tim Waters, Elijah Craig, LLC
This session is designed to provide organizations working in community and economic development with the knowledge and tools needed to use debt funding in their work to build better communities. Participants will hear from a panel of borrowers from around South Carolina who have used loans to achieve a variety of organizational goals. At the end of the session, participants will know why, when, and how to borrow capital for community development projects, as well as what resources are available to assist them throughout the lending process. Members of the SCCLF lending team will also be available before and after the panel discussion to answer questions about individual projects.
Breakout Session IV
Community Resiliency in the Non-Profit Sector
Since 2015, SC has experienced emergency declarations annually (both summer & winter). Research indicates that the frequency and intensity of severe weather events may well be the 'new normal.' If so, how does community leadership best prepare? In this session Andreanecia Morris will renew the conversation of what exactly community resiliency is; how non-profits can best respond; and what leaders and communities can expect during both short and long term recovery efforts.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Breakout Session V
9:00am - 10:15am
Measuring Success with the Right Metrics
Policies and programs are only as successful as the metrics used to track them. Measuring the success of your economic development policies and projects-and communicating that success to elected officials, board members, and community stakeholders-is mission critical to the continuation of your organization. In this session Rob will discuss the most effective and compelling data points to measure to ROI, and how to share that information to ensure your community continues to invest in economic development projects.
Breakout Session VI
10:45am - 12:00pm
Shared Solar & Other Residential Programs for SC Customers
Join us to learn how Duke Energy works with more than 30 agencies across South Carolina to provide important services to our customers who need them most. Available programs include: Weatherization, Share the Warmth, Energy Neighbor Fund, Neighborhood Energy Saver Program and Shared Solar.