Snapshots from the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference in New Orleans

Published by Michael Novogradac on Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00am

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference last month. Thanks go to our cohosts and sponsors, as well as the more than 600 community development professionals who gathered in New Orleans and made the conference a great opportunity to discuss a wide range of new markets tax credit topics and build new partnerships.

 

Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference

 

We were pleased to open the event with an appearance by cadets from the New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy (NOMMA), who performed the national anthem for attendees. NOMMA is the nation’s only open enrollment charter high school with a Marine Corps junior ROTC focus. SECDE Ventures LLC allocated $7.9 million in NMTCs to help finance a permanent home for the academy. You can learn more about the important community benefits created by this investment in this video.

 

Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference ROTC

 

Over the following two days, attendees and expert panelists discussed topics from tax reform and federal policy to state tax credit issues, twinning NMTCs with historic tax credits, exit strategies, maximizing community benefits and much more.

 

Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference Panel
Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference Panel 2

 

Another of the event’s many highlights was when the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Community Development Awards were presented to individuals and organizations who were recognized for excellence and special achievement in the field of community development. Videos about each award are also available on the Novogradac YouTube channel.

 

Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference Speakers

 

In addition to the expert panel discussions and case studies, the event featured several networking opportunities, including the Best of New Orleans reception.

 

Blog Photo 2013 NMTC Conference Reception

 

More photos from the conference are available on Novogradac’s Facebook page.

Don’t worry if you missed the New Orleans conference, we are already looking forward to our next NMTC event, the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference Jan. 23-24 in San Diego, Calif. I hope to see you there!