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What are the five steps to success?

Monday, March 06, 2017

National Community Development Services (NCDS) is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations develop campaigns and raise money to improve their local communities and foster economic growth. NCDS...
Need for workers sparks broad plan

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Two overlapping circles symbolize the Sioux Falls area’s new approach to addressing its need to grow and develop a workforce. One circle represents talent attraction and...
East Kentucky is growing with 70 new jobs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Once failing Logan Corporation’s mining facility will be moved to a new, larger facility because of assistance from the new One East Kentucky organization. This...
Tacoma, Washington has revitalized their economy

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County (EDB), a non-profit organization, has once again come through for job growth and wealth development. A ballot approving much...
60 Minutes Report: The Golden Triangle

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Joe Max Higgins is credited with generating about 6,000 manufacturing jobs in Mississippi's Golden Triangle, one of the poorest areas in the country. How's he...
Innovation PortAL Gets Federal Funding

Friday, September 02, 2016

Today, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine announced the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding the...
Fixing the STEM Worker Shortage

Monday, August 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine If you ask any manager at a technical company, "What is the hardest thing to find?" the answer you are most likely...
Bringing Manufacturing Back Home

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Tom DiFiore, posted October 23, 2013 A few weeks ago, we attended the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference in Philadelphia. As it does every...
Show Me The Money!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted October 5, 2013 As a community leader, you’re probably asked as often as I am about the current level of difficulty in...
These Trends Will Generate Solid Economic Gains

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted January 27, 2014 It’s no secret that budget constraints on economic and community development organizations constitute a major concern of boards and...
The Failure To Ask

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

By Howard Benson, posted September 4, 2013 Recently, I had a brief conversation that reminded me of what many believe to be the biggest failure in...
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“Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. certainly made the right decision in selecting NCDS to raise the $7 million needed to fully restore our sadly dilapidated and abandoned former vaudeville theatre in downtown Birmingham.  Your firm provided the wisdom and experience to position the project as worthy of support, then structured a winning campaign that was creative, energizing, and relentless in pursuit of the goal.  We were especially appreciative of your flexibility relative to our early cash flow issues, and even more so in the selection of the assigned NCDS Project Executive.  Because of the success and momentum of your phase of this exceptional campaign, the Lyric staff was able to continue seeking commitments utilizing tax credits, and the total raised now exceeds $11.8 million.  Thanks to NCDS, Birmingham can boast of having one of the most spectacularly restored performing arts theaters in America.”

Brant Beene, Executive Director • Birmingham Landmarks, Inc.

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