Steering Committees

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.

  • To be a catalyst for community economic development for the low- and moderate-income communities within the bank's assessment areas.
  • To provide a forum for community input into BB&T's development of programs and policies that support and encourage community enrichment.
  • To serve in the mobilization of resources to assist BB&T in implementing a plan for local community economic development.
  • To be all-inclusive by having a cross-section of opinion leaders and nonprofit organizations actively involved in crafting a local strategy for housing and economic development.

Community Development Specialists from BB&T, in conjunction with independent consultants, regularly conduct formal meetings with individuals involved in local community development efforts from across our service area.

These strategic planning sessions are formed to facilitate improvements within our communities. Participants in these sessions represent a cross-section of the community, including low- and moderate-income individuals, minorities, opinion leaders, organization leaders and local government officials.

The steering committee meetings are held in the following locations:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charleston, WV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Louisville, KY
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Raleigh, NC
  • South Florida
  • Washington, DC
  • Winston-Salem, NC