Rethinking How We Invest: Homes, Jobs and Communities in 2017 and Beyond

The NDC Academy brings local nonprofit and governmental development professionals together to learn how to fully use federal, state and local development finance tools, to share best practices, and to advocate for the preservation and improvement of tools that have proven successful at local and national levels.

Hosted by the National Development Council, the NDC Academy is a longstanding biennial event. This year’s Academy will focus on how economic development and community development finance professionals can work with the new Administration to further their community’s goals. More than ever, our community and investment partners need the opportunity to meet with one another and to interact with federal policy-makers. By October, the new administration will be in place, and Congress will have passed a budget providing insight into the priorities of our government’s new leadership. The Academy will share valuable insight into the new Administration and give leaders new tools to strengthen their communities.

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Who Should Attend

Nearly 500 community development practitioners attended the 2015 NDC Academy from 46 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Attendees come from various groups, including:

  • Nonprofit community development organizations
  • Housing authorities
  • Federal, state and local policy-makers
  • City, federal and state government agency staff
  • Development partners from the philanthropic, legal and accounting industries
  • Financial industry professionals, including bankers, investors and funders

Why Should I Attend

NDC’s Academy is a unique event in the economic development field. Here is what differentiates The NDC Academy from other economic development events:

Focus on Federal Policy

NDC brings key federal policy-makers to the table to interact directly with community leaders, ensuring that their local voice is heard. To further support attendee success in their Capitol Hill communications, NDC provides a “Capitol Hill Primer” that outlines key players, protocols, policies and programs.

Cutting-Edge Sessions

There is always something new for community development professionals to know. From new rules and regulations, to tools and best practices, community development professionals area always learning. The Academy highlights what is new and what we need to know to continue to advance our communities.

NDC Academy Awards

Academy participants have the opportunity to learn about some complex and challenging award-winning projects and explore the details of the problem solving strategies winners utilized, the constraints, and road blocks that had to be overcome to bring these projects to fruition.

Opportunity to Connect

The Academy is one of the few events where community development professionals can interact directly with federal policy-makers through visits, educational sessions and receptions.

Mix of Attendees

The Academy brings together a unique mix of city, state and federal attendees, as well as representatives from the philanthropic, banking, legal and accounting worlds.

Project Showcases

Ever wonder how NDC helps communities and neighborhoods across the country? Our unique project showcases offer an in-depth dive into specific projects that are helping communities.

Our Sponsors

Interested in playing a larger role at the Academy? Want to share your organization’s story and how it has helped shaped communities across the country?

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available at multiple levels. Download the sponsorship packet to reserve your sponsorship today.

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Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C., USA, 20001

Just steps away from the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall, the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is an ideal setting for the 2017 NDC Academy. NDC has booked a block of rooms at the reduced rate of $269 per night. Rooms sell out quickly so be sure to reserve your room soon!

Directions to the hotel can be found here.