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We asked organizations to tell us why the NMTC is important to their organization or community. Below is a sampling.

Why is the New Markets Tax Credit Important to Your Community?

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“This public-private partnership is an excellent example of how the New Markets Tax Credit program helps regions create a sustainable economic path,” said James R. Klein, Finance Fund president and chief executive officer. “By investing in the EPISCENTER, we are ultimately investing in the future success of the region.”

-James R. Klein, Finance Fund’s former CEO

“Opportunity Fund was thrilled to support the construction of Educare’s beautiful new facility, which provides early childhood education to 160 of the community’s most vulnerable children.”

-Jeff Wells, former Director of Opportunity Fund’s NMTC program

“MMCDC’s willingness to work with us has helped us with the final pieces of our financial puzzle.”

-CHC CEO Tim Trithart on the NMTC

“I anticipate that we are going to be housing culinary arts and events students that are going to be close to that facility, perhaps in walking distance. I anticipate that it became a destination area.”

-Rey Wojdat, Culinary Events Center Assistant to the Dean

“FCLF was instrumental in making this important project a reality, bringing us one step closer towards fulfilling our vision of ending chronic homelessness in Miami-Dade County.”

-Dr. Paul A. Ahr, President, Camillus House on

“Without SER giving me a chance to do something different, I might not have made it this far. The new [Workforce Opportunity Center] will give a lot more people the chance to make a different kind of life for themselves.”

-Emilio Parker, reintegration specialist with SER and SER graduate on their expansion.