The Initiative works with policymakers, regulators, public agencies and partners across the state to ensure North Carolina’s policy and regulatory environment support innovation in community economic development, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all of the state’s citizens. Together with the NC Housing Coalition we have developed a joint housing and community economic development agenda – Climbing the Ladder of Opportunity – for our work in the NC General Assembly.

Initiative staff are also available to provide information on effective community economic development and policies and regulations that support it.

The Initiative encourages other community development organizations to advocate for supportive policies, regulations and funding for their work and communities.

Many thanks to our sponsors

BB&T Oak Foundation Z Smith Reynolds Foundation Wells Fargo PNC Suntrust Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust Local First Bank Fifth Third Bank First Tennessee Bank