Community Capital Leaders to Convene at ComCap Conference 2019 in Detroit, Michigan – Call for submissions close November 30th



Detroit, MI – The National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3), a nonprofit organization focused on nurturing new forms of community capital that help create a more equitable and democratic economy, is excited to announce the dates and location of the next ComCap Conference to be held June 11-13, 2019 in Detroit, MI.

The fourth ComCap conference, ComCap19, will take place at the College for Creative Studies in Midtown Detroit. This interactive conference will include two full days of sessions, keynotes, panels, and working groups centered on contemporary community capital how-to’s. Topics will include local investing, crowdfunding, equitable economic development strategies, community ownership structures, loan and investment funds, and how local and state governments can support the creation of community capital.


New for 2019:

  • The move to Detroit, MI where we’ll explore what how community capital has been an instrumental part of  the Motor City’s positive economic development.
  • A full add-on day of workshops for entrepreneurs and investors interested in implementing community capital tools.
  • ComCap’s first open call for submissions, available here – please submit your ideas  by November 30, 2018.

Michigan has long been the canary in the coal mine — as Detroit goes, so goes the rest of the country. The reverse is now proving to be true — as Michigan continues to innovate and reinvent itself, communities across the country are seeing how they, too, can recapture capital that was once sent out of their community and turn it toward good work in their own backyard.” – Angela Barbash, Founder of Revalue and Board Chair, NC3

2019 sponsors and partners include Crowdfund Insider, Small Business Majority, Michigan Municipal League, Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), Jaffe Law, Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), Conscious Company Magazine, DO:BETTER, Build Institute, Commonplace Law, HNL SOUP, Propeller, Natural Investments, Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN), The Hire Effect, NEW, Investibule, Latino, and more.

Early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information are available on the ComCap website:

The National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) is a new nonprofit organization formed by a group of entrepreneurs, investors, legal and financial professionals, educators, journalists, researchers, and committed citizens, we have come together to address specific gaps in the shift towards a more sustainable economy.  NC3’s mission is to help move a significant portion of the estimated $65+ trillion that Americans have in long-term savings from Wall Street to local and social entrepreneurs, and to inspire similar shifts worldwide. NC3 is  especially committed to the intentional inclusion of communities and entrepreneurs historically excluded due to class, race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

NC3’s leadership team includes Angela Barbash (Founder of Revalue Investing in Ypsilanti, MI), Brian Beckon (Managing Attorney, Cutting Edge Capital in Oakland, CA), Chris Miller (DDA & Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Adrian, MI), Janice Shade (Founder, Initiative for Local Capital in Burlington, VT), Lexx Mills (Impact Investment Associate, Port Covington Development Team in Baltimore, MD), Bill Huston (Founder & CEO, Our Crowd Rocks; Founder, WeCycl; Marketing & Media Relations, Buy the Block in Louisville, KY), Amy Cortese (Journalist and author of Locavesting,  NYC), and NC3’s Executive Director Amy Campbell Bogie.

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