2017 Legislative Luncheon Recap

More than 150 members and SC Legislators attended SCACED's Legislative Luncheon held on Wednesday, February 8th, in Columbia. During the event, SCACED unveiled a video illustrating the work of Community Economic Development in South Carolina and showcased the support for the SC Community Development Tax Credit (2017 Public Policy Agenda).

We are excited to share that we are already seeing progress just one week after our Legislative Luncheon. The Community Development Tax Credit legislation was sponsored and introduced by Senator Paul Campbell on February 14th. This legislation aims to increase the tax credits from 33% to 100% and raise the annual limit from $1 million to $5 million annually. View Bill #S.412.
Thank you to our network of supporters and please be on the lookout for SCACED Calls to Action regarding this bill. We now invite you to view the video that we unveiled as well as our event photo gallery...

SC Community Economic Development VIDEO


Legislative Luncheon Photo Gallery

2017 Legislative Luncheon

2017 Legislative Luncheon location

SCACED's Board of Directors invites you to the 2017 Legislative Luncheon at the statehouse in Columbia at which we will be unveiling our 2017 Policy Agenda. We hope that you will join us and encourage your legislator to attend this important free event...

2017 Legislative Luncheon
February 8th
12 to 2pm
Columbia, SC

2017 Policy Agenda:

  1. New CED Tax Credit Legislation
    • 100% tax credit
    • $5 million annually in perpetuity
  2. Secure $100,000 in the State Budget to fund the SC CED Act
  3. Secure $250,000 appropriation in the State Budget to fund the Microenterprise Development Act
  4. Request the SC State Housing Authority to restore the Homeownership program funded through the State Housing Trust Fund

Please join us and let your voice be heard!

Community Development 101

Community Development Institute

Across the United States, community development practitioners work hard to revitalize blighted and underserved neighborhoods and help their low-income residents. Yet few practitioners know about the origins of their field or why their work takes the form it does. We invite you to join us for an upcoming CDI class...

Learning from History: What the Community Development Past Can Tell Us About the Present
Irmo, SC
February 15th
10 am to 4 pm

This class offers practitioners the opportunity to learn about the roots of community development, its accomplishments, and the challenges it faces in the days ahead. Participants will learn about the various trends that have shaped the history of community development and the current state of the profession and - through discussion - understand the current issues facing the field of community development and introduce new ways to think about the work.


Moderator and Presenter


Jeanne Milliken Bonds
Community Development Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond logo


Brian Dabson, Research Fellow

Brian Dabson
Research Fellow
UNC School of Government

Mike Schubert, Principal

Mike Schubert
Community Development Strategies

Bankers Panel

To Discuss How CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) Supports Community Development

SunTrust logo

Matt Giddens
First Vice President, Community Development Manager
SunTrust Bank

Enhanced BNC Bank Logo

Kim Graham
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations
Bank of North Carolina

South State Bank logo

Nate Barber
Senior Vice President
South State Bank


Community Development Institute (CDI) is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics. Learn More

2-Day Housing Development Class

Community Development Institute

Access to affordable housing remains a critical need in underserved communities across South Carolina, and the state’s community-based organizations are uniquely positioned to develop safe, decent and affordable rental and home-ownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. We invite you to join us for a 2-day interactive class...

Impacting Communities through Single-Family and Multi-Family Housing Development
North Charleston, SC
Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th
10am to 4pm

You will learn the art and science behind developing single-family and multi-family housing projects using proven strategies, tools, and guidance from three Community Development Corporations: Santee Lynches Affordable Housing & CDC, Homes of Hope, Inc. and Community Assistance Providers, Inc.


Jamie Devine  Community Assistance Provider

Jamie Devine
Community Assistance Provider

Luis Rodriguez  Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing & CDC

Luis Rodriguez
Santee-Lynches Affordable Housing & CDC

Don Oglesby  Homes of Hope

Don Oglesby
Homes of Hope

Dawn Dowden  Homes of Hope

Dawn Dowden
Homes of Hope

Participants will walk away with actionable steps to start a housing development project in their service area and the tools to analyze your project for fiscal sustainability.

Participants are required to bring a laptop with a minimum of Excel 2007 software. Pre-loaded thumb drives will be provided to participants containing all spreadsheets used during the class.

Opportunity SC Recap

Opportunity SC 2016 logo

Our 2016 Community Economic Development Conference, Opportunity SC, was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who attended the event in Greenville on September 14-16. We truly appreciate your support and involvement.

The goal of Opportunity SC was to bring together a diverse group of public, nonprofit and private sector leaders who are working collaboratively to build wealth and create opportunity for all South Carolinians. We connected communities with one another and to valuable resources by providing a series of forums, networking events, seminars and training sessions.

Through this event recap, both conference attendees and those who missed it can gain access to a nice selection of event photos, documentation from the informative training sessions and the #opportunitysc Twitter feed...

Event Photos

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