On Thursday, November 14, CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris will lead a panel discussion with North and South Carolina CDFI leaders at South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED)'s Opportunity SC: 2019 community economic development conference in Charleston, South Carolina. The conversation will focus on lending needs and strategies, Opportunity Zones, emerging trends and innovative programs, and other noteworthy financing solutions available for neighborhoods underserved by mainstream financial services.
For 20 years, SCACED's two-day conference remains a flagship event for seeking solutions to economic injustices, rural disparities, and community development challenges. In addition to breakout sessions and networking opportunities, the event will also include a gala to celebrate SCACED's 25th anniversary. Conference keynote speakers include Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, and Bob Friedman, Founder & Chair Emeritus of the Board for Prosperity Now.