Community Development QLICIs of the Year Awards

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Community Development QLICIs of the Year Awards recognize community development entities (CDEs) that made exceptional qualified low-income community investments (QLICIs) in the past year.

CDEs are nominated for accomplishments in the categories listed below:

  • Metro: The QLICI must have been made in a project located in a metropolitan area as defined by the CDFI Fund.
  • Non-Metro: The QLICI must have been made in a project located in a non-metropolitan area as defined by the CDFI Fund.
  • Operating Business: The QLICI must have been made in a project occupied exclusively by the primary tenant with more than 50 employees.
  • Real Estate: The QLICI must have been made in entities whose predominant business activity is the development (including construction of new facilities and rehabilitation/enhancement of existing facilities), management or leasing of real estate.
  • Small Business: The QLICI must have been made in a project occupied exclusively by the primary tenant with 50 or fewer employees.

Metro QLICI of the Year

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Winner: Urban Health Plan
    CDE: ESIC New Markets Partners Limited Partnership, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Stonehenge Community Development, LLC
  • Honorable Mention: San Antonio Food Bank
    CDE: National New Markets Fund, Texas Mezzanine Fund

2011

2010

2009

2008

Non-Metro QLICI of the Year

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Winner: Goodnews Bay Seafoods
    CDEs: Travois New Markets, Waveland Community Development, NCB Capital Impact
  • Honorable Mention: Rex Lumber
    CDE: AMCREF Community Capital, Waveland Ventures

2009

2008

Operating Business QLICI of the Year

2016

2015

  • Winner: Winston Plywood & Veneer
    CDE: MuniStrategies LLC
  • Honorable Mention: Atlantic Healthy Foods
    CDEs: ESIC New Markets Partners Limited Partnership, Urban Action Community Development LLC, Consortium America LLC, The Valued Advisors Fund LLC and United Fund Advisors LLC

2014

  • Winner: Recleim SC LLC
    CDEs: AMCREF Community Capital LLC and SunTrust Community Development Enterprises LLC
  • Honorable Mention: Alabama Aircraft Support LLC
    CDEs: MuniStrategies LLC and Stonehenge Community Capital LLC

2013

2012

2011

  • Winner: Stinger Welding Inc.
    CDE: Montana Community Development Corporation
  • Honorable Mention: Baldinger Bakery
    CDEs: Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, the Port Authority of the City of St. Paul, Minn.

2010

2009

2008

Real Estate QLICI of the Year

2016

2015

  • Winner: Crosstown Concourse
    CDEs: Low Income Investment Fund, Mid-City Community CDE, DV Community Investment LLC, SunTrust Community Development Enterprises LLC, MidWest Renewable Capital, and National Trust Community Investment Corporation
  • Honorable Mention: Remington Row Phase I
    CDEs: ESIC New Markets Partners Limited Partnership, Low Income Investment Fund and Banc of America CDE

2014

  • Winner: Triangle Plaza Hub
    CDEs: GS New Markets Fund LLC, Low-Income Investment Fund New Markets LLC and National Community Fund I LLC
  • Honorable Mention: Flint Health and Wellness District
    CDEs: Nonprofit Finance Fund, Dakotas America and Chase New Markets Corporation
  • Honorable Mention: Kent Corner
    CDE: SunTrust Community Development Enterprises LLC

2013

2012

2011

  • Winner: Union Mill
    CDEs: NCB Capital Impact, SunTrust Community Development Enterprises LLC
  • Honorable Mention: Pike Place Market
    CDEs: Low Income Investment Fund, Seattle Investment Fund LLC, Kitsap County New Market Tax Credit Facilitators I

2010

2009

  • Winner: Argonaut Project
    CDEs: Consortium America; Enterprise Community Investment; Local Initiative Support Corporation; National New Markets Fund, LLC; NCB Capital Impact; US Bancorp CDC
  • Honorable Mention: East Baltimore Development
    CDE: Enterprise Community Investment

2008

Small Business QLICI of the Year

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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