Community Development Councils

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Bringing about change through collaboration

Moving toward a common goal

The formation of community development councils in various communities helps bring greater interaction between community professionals and BB&T. These councils are composed of a cross-section of public and private professionals, including stakeholders in the housing and economic development arena.

Strategic planning sessions are part of council gatherings. An active exchange of ideas is instrumental in helping define credit and product needs related to affordable housing, small business enterprises and community development. Once needs are identified, it's easier to determine the best way to work together for a common goal.

Goals for community development include:

  • Providing a forum for community input into BB&T's development of programs and policies that support and encourage community enrichment.
  • Evaluating and discussing community needs related to neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and economic development, including small businesses, single-family and multifamily developments, mortgage financing, down payment assistance, asset building, and financial education.

For more information about our community development councils and strategic planning sessions, please contact your local community development specialist.

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