Habitat for Humanity, Gulf Coast Affiliates

Affordable For-Sale Single Family Housing: The Habitat Homes Project provided support to Habitat for Humanity (HFH) affiliates located in Metro Jackson and in the Mississippi Gulf Coast areas of Mississippi. These two HFH entities collaborated to build 85+ affordable single-family homes in Hurricane Katrina-impacted communities across Mississippi. Home designs incorporated water and energy-saving elements along […]

Baptist Leake Hospital

Baptist Health Systems acquired the Leake Memorial Hospital on October 1, 2011 in a transaction with the Leake County Board of Supervisors. Baptist Leake was constructed as a new hospital facility in this medically underserved area with a $29.7 million investment that features the use of both federal and state NMTCs and tax-exempt bond financing. This is a […]

Chawla Hospitality Academy

The Chawla family, owners of one of the most successful hospitality companies in Mississippi, has joined forces with Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) to create a new job-training institute that will be designed to attract hospitality trainees from across the region. A new, 63-room ($6.5M) Hampton Inn in the rural Mississippi Delta has partnered with Coahoma […]

Habitat for Humanity MCA

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) invested $5.7M in Midtown and west Jackson areas by creating or renovating 50 homes. One feature home constructed with the financing achieved LEED BD+C Certification and featured collaboration with the Chair of the Mississippi Green Building Council. The larger project also featured a home revitalization component designed to stem […]

Winston Plywood

In 2009, Georgia Pacific operated a large plywood lumber mill in Louisville Mississippi.  At the time, it was the largest employer in Louisville, located in east central Mississippi.  Louisville was, according to the mayor, a “plywood town”.  When the mill was shuttered in response to the Great Recession, all of the 400 remaining jobs were […]

Republic Charter Schools

After successfully growing and stabilizing three middle schools and one high school in Nashville, RePublic Schools launched Reimagine Prep in the fall of 2015 in Jackson, MS. It currently serves more than 700 5th, 6th and 7th grade scholars and will grow to serve over 1,200 by 2022. RePublic Schools has experienced strong growth and […]

Travelers Hotel

Received $1,250,000 loan to takeout a construction loan for the rehabilitation of historic hotel in Clarksdale, MS to be run by an artist co-op. In 2018, the Travelers Hotel opened to not only celebrate Clarksdale’s rich musical and artistic history, but to transform the local economy by creating a place where art and artists can […]

Vicksburg High School

Renovation work is underway at Vicksburg High School. Additions and improvements add 21st century learning spaces and will include new lab space, a mock courtroom, an entrepreneur lab, an aquaponics lab, student leadership lounge, media center and a student run store and credit union.

Express Biodiesel, LLC

Express Biodiesel (EGB) built a new plant to produce up to 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel from locally sourced soybean oil and waste poultry processing oils. EGB is family owned and operated in Leflore County, a Persistent Poverty County in the MS Delta, a region that has suffered from extreme poverty and high […]

University Park at Jackson State University

Located in the West Jackson section of Jackson, MS, the University Park project involved the acquisition and construction of a mixed-use facility directly across the street from a newly-built Jackson State University (JSU) Student Union. The project has created 22,000 sq. ft. for retail/offices and 78 housing units for JSU students and faculty. Units are […]