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 Detroit’s historic Art Center neighborhood. 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, Locavesting.com, and more.

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