The formation of steering committees in various communities helps bring greater interaction between community economic development industry leadership and BB&T. These committees are comprised of a cross-section of public and private professionals, including stakeholders in the housing and economic development arena. The participants contribute ideas and energy to the community economic development process. This structure reflects the makeup of the community and is instrumental in helping our Community Development team define credit and product needs related to affordable housing, small business enterprises and community development.
The steering committees provide an opportunity to build solid, long-lasting and trusting relationships between BB&T and community economic development practitioners through an active exchange of ideas and by working closely, as a team, for a common goal. The committees typically meet quarterly in our newer markets and semiannually in our more established markets.
For more information about our steering committees and strategic planning sessions, please contact your local Community Development Specialist.