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Opportunity SC: 2017 Community Economic Development Conference

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Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

10000 Beach Club Drive

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5304

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Exploring Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Low-Wealth Communities

Wednesday, 9/13 through Friday, 9/15

The annual Opportunity SC Conference is the largest community development convention and forum in South Carolina. The Conference introduces attendees to innovative and sustainable solutions for low-wealth communities in our state. Over the past 17 years, the Opportunity SC Conference has welcomed more than 5,000 attendees, representing almost every county in the state.

Agenda at a Glance:

Wednesday, September 13 - Capital & Finance (Click for more details)
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Speaker (invited: Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
2:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussions
- Banks and CDFIs: Financing Community Development through Partnership
- Tax Credits: An Effective Tool for Leveraging Private Capital
3:45 - 5:00 Concurrent Workshops on Capital & Finance
- Attracting Capital and Measuring Success - Underwriting CDFIs - Board Engagement for Successful Fundraising
5:30 - 6:30 SCACED Member and Sponsor Reception

Thursday, September 14 - Asset Building & Wealth Creation (Click for more details)
9:00 - 11:45 am Breakout Session I & II
- CRA for Community Based Organizations - Investing in Rural Communities - Asset Development and Healthcare Costs
12:00 - 1:30 Keynote Lunch:
Andrea Levere, President & CEO, Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development)
Legislators of the Year Awards Presentation
1:45 - 4:45 Breakout Sessions III & IV
- Alternatives to Payday Lending - Small Business Ownership - Workforce Development Programming
6:00 - 8:00 Reception on Beach Lawn

Friday, September 15 - Housing & Community Development (click for more details)
9:00 - 12:00 Breakout Session V & VI
- Using Data to Show the Pathway out of Poverty - Community Development Funders Panel - Housing Industry Transition
12:00 - 1:30 Closing Luncheon:
Paul Weech, President & CEO, NeighborWorks America
Mother Emanuel and Ike Williams Award Presentation

*Subject to change

Keynote Speakers:

Andrea Levere, 2017 Keynote SpeakerAndrea Levere, President Prosperity Now (formerly CFED, the Corporation for Enterprise Development)

Paul Weech, President & CEO of NeighborWorks America

Conference Details:

• Leads attendees into a deep exploration of the work of community economic development
• Establishes best practices and standardizes policies in the community development sector
• Celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of members, partners and community development organizations around the state
• Provides networking and collaboration opportunities for Conference attendees
• Provides opportunities for personal and professional growth within our community
• Supports attendees as they discover their passions, and challenges their ways of thinking about the work of community development
• Allows attendees to learn where, when and how they can help South Carolina reach its full potential
• Amplifies the voice of our attendees and lets them know that their voice matters

Hotel Info:

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
10000 Beach Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC

Book Online:

Book by Phone:

  • Dial 1-800-876-0010
  • Select the Hilton Option
  • Provide the Reservationist with the group code SCA

Rate: $139 + $10 per night Resort Fee + 11% Tax Per Single Occupancy Room. The Room Rate will increase by $12.00 per additional person, per room. Included in the room rate:

  • Daily Breakfast Buffet in Café Amalfi
  • Daily Self Parking
  • Basic Guestroom WIFI
  • Local and Toll Free Calls

Thank you to our Opportunity SC: 2017 Sponsors

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Thank you for registering for Opportunity SC 2017!


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