Monday Keynote and Diamond Awards Luncheon


Monday, June 22 | 12:30 - 1:40 pm

Grand Ballroom Salons 1-4


Invited Keynote Speaker




Jovita Carranza, Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Jovita Carranza serves as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). As a member of President Trump’s Cabinet, she advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. In her role as Administrator, she leads a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring entrepreneurs located across America have the support and resources they need to start, grow, and expand their small businesses, and recover in the event of a declared disaster.

Prior to leading the SBA, Administrator Carranza served as Treasurer of the United States at the U.S. Department of the Treasury under President Donald J. Trump. In her role as a principal advisor to Secretary Mnuchin, Carranza focused on increasing participation in our vibrant economy by fostering financial capability and sustainability.

Administrator Carranza is a Chicago native and founder of a small business consulting company. She previously served as the Deputy Administrator for the SBA under former President George W. Bush, where she received a bipartisan, unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Before her first SBA appointment, Carranza had a distinguished 30-year career at United Parcel Service (UPS), where she was the highest-ranking Latina in the history of the company. She started as a part-time, night-shift box handler and worked her way up to President of Latin America and Caribbean operations.

Administrator Carranza earned her MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and received executive, governance, management, and financial training at the INSEAD Business School in Paris, France; Michigan State University; and the University of Chicago.



The 2020 CDC and Borrower Diamond Awards Series



The NADCO Diamond Awards Series, put simply, is a series of awards used to acknowledge CDC excellence in the area of economic development. This year at the 2020 NADCO Spring Summit we will be awarding the “____” Diamond Award to Two CDCs and their borrowers. One for CDCs with a $50M or smaller portfolio size and one fore CDCs with portfolio sizes over $50M. Please see below for specifications on the awards:

TBD Diamond Award
More details are coming soon.

CLICK HERE to complete the nomination form.


Previous Winners

2019 CDC and Borrower Diamond Award Presentations

Annual Meeting
Ground Up Diamond Awards
    CDC: NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation
    Borrower: Benny Brewing Co.

    CDC: JEDCO Development Corporation
    Borrower: Chronos BODY | HEALTH | WELLNESS
Community Cornerstone Diamond Awards
    CDC: Evergreen Business Capital
    Borrower: Bellevue Children’s Academy
Spring Summit
25-Year Debenture Diamond Award
    CDC: NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation
    Borrower: Golf Car Specialties, LLC

    CDC: Colorado Lending Source
    Borrower: Sample Community Services
Creative Partnership Diamond Award
    CDC: HCDC, Inc.
    Borrower: Woodward Theater

2018 CDC and Borrower Diamond Award Winners

Annual Meeting
Rural Loan Diamond Awards
    CDC: Dakota Business Lending
    Borrower: Lil Evil Inkorpor8ted

    CDC: First District Development Company
    Borrower: Mobility Sales & Rental Inc.

    CDC: RMI
    Borrower: Ernest Spencer Metals
Spring Summit
Multi-Generational Family Business Award
    CDC: COFECC
    Borrower: Magritte, Inc.

2017 CDC and Borrower Diamond Award Winners

Annual Meeting
Non-504 CDC Project Diamond Award
    CDC: Florida First Capital Finance Corporation and The State of Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Veteran-Owned 504 Diamond Award
    CDC: SEED Corp.
    Borrower: Heidrea Communications, LLC

    CDC: CDC Small Business Finance
    Borrower: Waterstone Faucets
Spring Summit
Manufacturing Award
    CDC: Bay Colony CDC
    Borrower: Century Box

    CDC: CDC Small Business Finance
    Borrower: Steico Industries
Community Advantage Award
    CDC: Colorado Lending Source
    Borrower: Clear Intentions, Inc.
Job Creation Award
    CDC: Evergreen Business Capital
    Borrower: True Fabrications, Inc.

2016 CDC and Borrower Diamond Award Winners

Spring Summit
Innovation and Economic Development Award
    CDC: Empire State CDC, The 504 Company
    Project: SmartLoan™ and ImpactLoan™

    CDC: Greater Syracuse Business Development Corp
    Project: The Central New York Quasi-Equity Fund

    CDC: SomerCor 504, Inc.
    Project: Chicago’s Small Business Improvement Fund
Partnership and Economic Development Award
    CDC: CDC Small Business Finance
    Project: The Bank of America CA and microloan partnership and California Southern Small Business Development Corporation leadership partnership

    CDC: HCDC, Inc.
    Project: The Hamilton County Business Center, Inc.

    CDC: Rockford Local Development Corporation
    Project: Numerous Projects Improving Local Infrastructure, safety and vibrancy

2015 CDC and Borrower Diamond Award Winners

Annual Meeting
Extraordinary Lender Partner in Economic Development
    CDC: SEED Corp.
    Partner: Extraordinary Lender Partner in Economic Development

    CDC: CDC Small Business Finance
    Partner: Bank of America
Spring Summit
Innovation in Economic Development Award
    CDC: Colorado Lending Source
    Project: The Ice House Training Program
Partnership Award
    CDC: REI Oklahoma
    Partnership: Women’s Business Centers, Native American Business Centers, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma