Category Archives: New Markets Tax Credit

CDFI Fund Launches New Mapping System, Helps CDEs Transition

 CDFI Fund CIMS Mapping ToolThe Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today launched the latest version of its CDFI Information Mapping System (CIMS3). The web-based tool allows organizations interested in getting certified as a CDFI or community development entity (CDE), or those interested in applying to one of the CDFI Fund’s award programs, to plot their eligible service areas and investments. Continue reading

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Developers Mark Opening of Mann on Main in Little Rock

Mann on Main

Doyle Rogers Co. and Moses Tucker Real Estate on Thursday marked the grand opening of its Mann on Main mixed-use building, the fully restored and redeveloped former Blass Department Store at Main and 4th streets in downtown Little Rock.

The $22 million project includes the Mann Building, a 90,000-SF office building at the corner of 4th and Main; the Mann Lofts, a 30,000-SF multifamily residential component; the ground floor retail of both buildings; and a four-level parking garage at the corner of Louisiana and 4th streets. Continue reading

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$22 million Main Street redevelopment project dedicated

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PHOTO BY GAVIN LESNICK
A crowd is gathered for the dedication of the Mann on Main, a $22 million effort to redevelop the seven-story structure at left and the three-story adjoining annex to the right.

A $22 million redevelopment of a historic structure on Little Rock’s Main Street was formally dedicated Thursday, the latest effort in an ongoing process to revitalize the once active downtown stretch.

The Mann on Main project in the former Blass Department Store at Fourth and Main streets was opened during a ceremony that featured Gov. Mike Beebe and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, who both stressed the importance of bringing life back to the once-thriving area. It’s been plagued in more recent years by vacant structures and boarded-up windows.

“Main Street was and is the most important street in the state of Arkansas,” Stodola said. “It’s a crossroads to the capital. It’s the crossroads to the river. It’s the crossroads to the excitement and activity that downtowns bring to a community.” Continue reading

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Mann on Main Project Opens Today

Mann on MainDoyle Rogers Company and Moses Tucker Real Estate will be officially opening the doors of its Mann on Main mixed use (office/residential/retail) asset, the fully restored and redeveloped former Blass Department Store at Main & 4th Streets, Downtown Little Rock, event begins at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 5th. Leaders from the project and executives of the firm will be in attendance, as well as the structure’s many office tenants and Arkansas Governor Michael Beebe, Mayor Mark Stodola, and Ms. Anne Laidlaw will be guests of honor.

Joint venture development partners, Moses Tucker Real Estate, Inc. and Doyle Rogers Company are announcing the completion of Mann on Main (Project), a major, mixed use redevelopment project on Little Rock’s historic Main Street. The development was a collaboration of efforts and resources of the two established commercial real estate groups, both of which have long affected the skyline of downtown Little Rock and both catalysts for downtown growth and reinvestment. The property consists of the Mann Building, a 90,000 square foot office building at the corner of 4th and Main Streets, Mann Lofts, a 30,000 square foot multifamily residential component, theground floor retail of both buildings, and a 4 level parking garage at the corner of Louisiana and 4th Streets. Continue reading

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Heartland Renaissance Fund Names Becka Webb Vice President

Becka WebbHeartland Renaissance Fund, an affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, is pleased to name Becka Webb as vice president. Webb will focus on implementing state and federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocations through Heartland. Heartland has $200 million in federal and a recently announced $19 million in state NMTC allocations.

“Becka will be focused on working with clients on the implementation of New Markets Tax Credit allocations in disadvantaged areas of the state,” said Sam Walls III, president, Heartland Renaissance Fund. “Her financial background, along with her experience in lending, is a great fit for our organization, which is focused on job creation and helping businesses expand in Arkansas.” Continue reading

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New Markets Tax Credits Deal Done

In the latest legislative session, Arkansas lawmakers passed a measure touted as a jobs creator, the Arkansas New Markets Job Act.

The bill encouraged private sector investment in small businesses, particularly in low-income regions, by providing tax credits tied to private capital investments including at existing businesses.

On Tuesday (July 9), Heartland Renaissance Fund, an affiliate of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, said it will provide $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits to SGL Group’s Ozark, Ark. manufacturing facility.  Heartland’s investment is part of a federal new markets program, as the state’s version does not go into effect until July 15. Continue reading

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