Listen to SDS CEO Deborah La Franchi on KFWB News Talk Business Rockstars Radio Show

SDS CEO Debbie La Franchi was the featured guest on a November 1st segment of KFWB News Talk 980’s “Business Rockstars” with host Ken Rutkowski.  Business Rockstars is a daily show that connects listeners to some of the biggest names in business to share their experience and knowledge of entrepreneurship.   Ms. La Franchi was one of three guests featured that day discussing their business experiences in the world of entrepreneurship.   The show brings together dyna...

SDS’ NNMF San Antonio Food Bank Project Recognized in National Award Competition

SDS' National New Markets Fund, LLC (NNMF) was recognized for its San Antonio Food Bank project in the Novogradac Community Development Foundation 5th annual Community Development Awards.  The winners were honored at a ceremony in New Orleans, LA in October.  NNMF won an Honorable Mention in the category of Metro QLICI of the Year.  NNMF invested $14 million in New Markets Tax Credits for the Food Bank's expansion.  The non-profit Food Bank provides food and grocery products...

SDS CEO Joins NMTC Experts at New Orleans Novogradac Conference

Deborah La Franchi, CEO and President of Strategic Development Solutions,  served as a panelist at the Novogradac & Company New Markets Tax Credit Conference in New Orleans, LA.  Ms. La Franchi's topic is, "Life Cycle of an NMTC Transaction."  Ms. La Franchi also joined government leaders and other experts in the field, including keynote speakers Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu for a special event at the World War II Museum and CDFI Fund Manager Robert Iban...