New Markets Tax Credit Report Details Major Investment to America’s Struggling Rural and Urban Communities

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Data shows the NMTC financed 5,000 projects created over one million jobs all while generating enough revenue to more than pay for its cost to the federal government  Washington, D.C. – Today, the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition published a new report on the economic impact of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) from 2003 to 2015. This is the third edition of the NMTC Economic Impact Report, which is authored by Rapoza Associates on behalf of the NMTC Coalition.  The report analyzed U.S. Department of Treasury data and survey data from 5,000 projects financed by the Credit. “The report documents the success of NMTC investments, which resulted in the creation of more than one million jobs , increased access to health and childcare facilities, created more  business opportunities, and…
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New Treasury Data Analysis Confirms New Markets Tax Credit Generated Over One Million Jobs in America’s Most Distressed Rural and Urban Communities

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Today, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition provided an updated analysis of U.S. Department of Treasury data on the investment and creation of jobs in low-income communities nationwide. This data indicates that between 2003 and 2015, NMTC financing resulted in over one million jobs in low-income rural towns and urban neighborhoods—areas struggling with lagging economies and high rates of unemployment. The Coalition published new federal NMTC impact data by state on its website, which will be featured in a larger report on the economic impact of the credit that is to be released in December. Established in 2000 in the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act (P.L.106-554), the NMTC is the product a bipartisan effort to stimulate investment and economic growth in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities. The NMTC…
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Senate Finance Committee Tax Proposal Preserves NMTC

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The Senate Finance Committee has released its tax plan. The bill, unlike the House bill, H.R. 1, does not repeal the New Markets Tax Credit. Statement from New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition spokesperson Bob Rapoza in response to the Senate’s tax plan released today: “The Senate deserves high praise for keeping the New Markets Tax Credit intact in the chamber’s tax plan released today. Their move demonstrates the value and clear appreciation the Senate holds for a program dedicated to revitalizing low-income rural and urban communities across the country. The Senate’s proposal to maintain the New Markets Tax Credit comes in sharp contrast to the House’s dangerous move last week to eliminate a program that has leveraged over $80 billion in public-private investments and created more than 750,000 jobs…
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House Proposed NMTC Repeal Would Devastate America’s Most Distressed Communities

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“The House Ways and Means tax reform proposal released today by the majority demonstrates an appalling disregard for low-income rural and urban communities by repealing the federal New Markets Tax Credit program, a vital piece of America’s tax code that has leveraged over $80 billion in public-private investments and created more than 750,000 jobs in some of our country’s poorest neighborhoods and towns,” said Bob Rapoza, spokesperson for the NMTC Coalition. “Unfortunately it will be these communities, in addition to the hardworking people living there, that will bear the burden of the omitted NMTC – the very places that can least afford it. This can only be described as penny wise and pound foolish – with repeal of NMTC saving less than $1.8 billion over the 10 year period. Today’s…
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Thousands of Organizations Urge Congress to Save NMTC in Tax Reform

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More than 2,100 Businesses, investors and organizations call on Congress to expand and make the community and economic development tax credit permanent in tax reform (Washington, D.C.) –Today, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition sent a letter addressed to the House Ways and Means Committee and its Chairman, Kevin Brady (R-TX), as well as to the Senate Finance Committee and its Chairman, Orin G. Hatch (R-UT). The letters urge the two Chairman  to include a permanent extension and expansion of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) in tax reform legislation, along the lines of the bipartisan New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 (H.R. 1098 / S. 384). More than 2,100 signatures came from banks and credit unions; nonprofits; businesses, ranging from very large businesses to small, family-owned…
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Republican Tax Framework Leaves Economic Future of Distressed Communities in Uncertain Situation with Omission of the NMTC

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The Republican leadership released its tax reform framework but failed to include the New Markets Tax Credit, a proven tool for community revitalization and job creation in some of the poorest neighborhoods and communities in America Washington, D.C. –The NMTC Coalition was disappointed that the Republican Tax Framework released by Republican leadership left out the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program. The NMTC, a credit with a history of strong bipartisan support, has a proven track record in driving private sector investment to economically distressed rural and urban communities, a point highlighted earlier this week with a public release of data on the impact of the NMTC from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund. “The New Markets Tax Credit began and continues to be a bipartisan effort…
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New Markets Tax Credit is a Big Deal for Strained Rural American Communities

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New Markets Tax Credit Coalition Report Highlights Data on NMTC Impact on Jobs and Investment in Rural Communities JULY 25,2017–WASHINGTON, D.C. –The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition, representing 150 finance and community development experts and practitioners nationwide, released a report today detailing an unprecedented level of private investment in rural communities around the United States. The NMTC has helped rural communities increase healthcare access, financing 107 rural healthcare facilities or clinics, totaling nearly $800 million in project costs between 2003 and 2014. “The New Markets Tax Credit has a long track record of delivering capital to our country’s most economically distressed urban and rural communities. In recent years, the credit’s rural impact has been especially important with increasingly diminished economic opportunity due to inadequate access to capital, depressing those…
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U.S. Sen. Steven Daines Sees the NMTC at Work during Tour of New Universal Athletic Headquarters in Bozeman

U.S. Sen. Steven Daines Sees the NMTC at Work during Tour of New Universal Athletic Headquarters in Bozeman

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BOZEMAN, Mont. – U.S. Senator Steven Daines toured the new corporate headquarters of Universal Athletic Services on Monday. Senator Daines was also joined by Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor and Bozeman Director of Economic Development Brit Fontenot for a press conference following the tour that was hosted by Universal Athletic Services and Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation. The purchase and rehabilitation of the new facility was made possible through the use of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, a federal program operated by the CDFI Fund at the U.S. Treasury that provides critical financing  to rural and urban communities in Montana, and nationwide. In 2015, Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation provided a NMTC allocation to fill a financing gap, allowing the athletic apparel company to proceed with its…
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Dakotas America Hosts Rural Finance Gathering

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Federal community development funding, as measured as a share of GDP, has declined by 75 percent over the least 40 years. Federal policy has increasing relied on private-sector resources to fill the gap. Through the NMTC and CDFI programs, community development organizations are filling the yawning credit gap encountered in many communities, creating jobs improving housing and community facilities and creating economic opportunity. This is especially true in rural America where opportunity to access the capital necessary to build businesses and community services is limited. On April 11, 2017, Dakotas America hosted the Upper Great Plains Rural Finance Gathering in Harrisburg, South Dakota. In all, there were over 30 attendees representing more than 20 economic development groups from across the region, as well as other areas around the country. The stated…
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New Markets Tax Credit Briefing Highlights Credit’s Success in Rural and Urban Communities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Contact: Ayrianne Parks ayrianne@rapoza.org (202) 393-5225 NMTC Practitioners Present on NMTC Projects that Leverage Private Investment in Economically Distressed Communities, Expand Businesses and Create Jobs Washington, D.C. –The NMTC Coalition hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to share information on the impact of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) in rural and urban communities. Leading the event was Robert W. Davenport, President of NMTC Coalition and Special Advisor to National Development Council.  Longtime NMTC champion and original cosponsor of the New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act of 2017 (HR 1098), Congressman Tom Reed, provided opening remarks. The event featured a video explaining the mechanics of the NMTC and four presentations by NMTC Coalition Board Members on projects from NMTC at Work in Communities Across…
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