- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Our Impact
- Opportunity Zones
New Markets Support Company (NMSC) delivers creative financing solutions to empower underserved communities across the country. We increase access to capital by tailoring our products and services to meet the needs of our clients and partners. Over the past 15 years, we've invested more than $950 million into real estate developments and businesses in distressed communities.
We are a subsidiary of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the country's largest community development financial institutions. NMSC and LISC are currently working towards the successful implementation of the new Opportunity Zones program, providing guidance through its inaugural stages and access to resources and tools.
In the wake of the Flint water crisis, community leaders, including LISC, knew something had to change: not only as a result of its residents being subjected to toxic water, but about the system failures that made the crisis possible.
A city’s wellbeing can often be gauged by the health of its downtown. And its iconic old buildings are like pulse points of that health. Last year, LISC played a pivotal role in saving two historic Jacksonville landmarks and giving them a second life: the Barnett Tower, an 18-story, 1929 bank building on the National Historic Registry, vacant for nearly 15 years, and the Lerner Building, another 1920s landmark that had been gutted and abandoned a decade ago.
Last year, when a beautiful, airy 50,000-square-foot health and dental clinic opened on a former brownfield site in the Edison neighborhood of Kalamazoo, it signaled a new chapter for an entire community. It also signaled what can happen when committed partners invest and work with residents over the long haul to create a place where everyone can flourish.