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In the state of South Carolina, community development practitioners have a history of organizing to capitalize on opportunities to create practical solutions for the state’s low- and moderate- income communities in both urban and rural areas. The statewide Community Development Corporation (CDC) association was founded in 1994 by four CDCs. And, in 2000, the state General Assembly provided $10 million in grants, loans and tax credits to certified CDCs by enacting a Community Economic Development Act. The legislation required a state certification of entities as CDCs and CDFIs. Even though CDFIs may be certified by the U.S. Treasury, the state of South Carolina is separate and apart from that process.
This issue of Community Practice Papers focuses on partner organizations in East Baltimore and community development tools to address a neighborhood challenged by disinvestment.
This issue of Community Practice Papers explores examples of sustained and emerging business models from rural and urban Community Development Corporations across the Carolinas.
To thrive and prosper in the new economy, North Carolina municipalities will have to adapt to the federal government’s recent policy shift toward letting free enterprise solve pressing urban and rural problems.