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This guide was created to help students research the NMTC program and locate resources for the 2011 Community Development Finance Competition.

The databases "ABI/INFORM Global" and "Business Source Complete" are excellent tools to use when researching the following topics.

  • New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC)
  • Community Development Finance 
  • Community Development Programs

Community Development Financing - Self-Study Guide: Step by step resource for gathering financial information and developing a business plan for community financing.

Consumer & Economic Development & Information Center (CEDRIC) has links to community and economic development resources as well as case studies.

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire lists the types of non-profit assistance corporations provide through various programs. Those programs will be helpful in developing your own ideas for community finance initiatives.


    ABI/INFORM Global

    Use the following search strategies to retrieve information pertaining to...

    • "community development" and finance
    • "community development" and programs
    • "new markets tax credits"
    • "corporate social responsibility"

    Include the quotations when typing your search strategy...

    Business Source Complete

    Use the following search strategies to retrieve information pertaining to...

    • "community development -- finance"
    • "community development corporations"
    • "community development" and programs
    • "corporate social responsibility"
    • "new markets tax credits"

    Include the quotations when typing your search strategy...


    What is the NMTC program?


    The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund was created for the purpose of promoting economic revitalization and community development through investment in and assistance to community development financial institutions (CDFIs).

    The CDFI Fund achieves its purpose by promoting access to capital and local economic growth in the following ways:  CDFI Program, New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program , Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Program and Native Initiatives.


    Community Development Financing

    The Community Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis created a self-study guide for those interested in community development finance.

    Includes factors which help determine whether a community development project is a "go" or "no go". Those factors include the business plan, financial information and environmental context.


    Community Development Financing - Self-study Guide


    Consumer, Economic Development & Information Center (CEDRIC)


    Consumer & Economic Development & Information Center (CEDRIC)

    CEDRIC's principal mission is to foster research related to consumer and economic development issues such as consumer and small business financial behavior, access to credit, affordable housing, and community development and reinvestment.


    Community & Economic Development Research

    The following list of community and economic development topics are searched and linked to their Google ScholarTM Web page. The Web pages generated are searched using all the words in the main category and the topic as an exact phrase. The results can be tailored to article criteria, author, publication, and date by using the Advanced Search feature in Google ScholarTM.

    Lesson Learned (LesLe)

    The Chicago Fed's LesLe repository is a collection of case studies focused upon the financing of community and economic development programs in a diverse range of communities.


    Corporate Social Responsibility

    CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports, events and information.

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