Border Summit 2008

Border Community and Economic Development Summit

July 31, 2008 (Thursday)
McAllen, Texas
Presented by NALCAB

What is the BCDC?

Border Community Development Collaborative (BCDC) is comprised of community development organizations serving the US-Mexico Border region. NALCAB serves the BCDC by bringing together the executive staff of participating organizations to work collaboratively around regional networking, professional development/training, advocacy, co-op services, and fundraising.

Objective of Summit

The Summit will include nationally recognized speaker’s and variety of opportunities to discuss community economic development opportunities which impact the border , with a particular focus on issues impacting colonias. The Summit will serve as the launching point to develop a clearly defined strategy to attract investment in community and economic development initiatives along the US/Mexico border region.

Agenda, Thursday, July 31, 2008

9:30 - 10:00
Opening Remarks 
Noel Poyo, Executive Director, NALCAB
Mark Nerio, Community Relations, Citi

10:00 - 12:00
Community Development Investment Strategies 
Moderator - Rafael Torres – Azteca Economic Development and Preservation Corporation
Larry Garcia, El Paso Affordable Housing CUSO 
Bobby Calvillo, Affordable Homes of South Texas

12:00 - 1:30 
Lunch – “Investing in Our Own Communities – Latino Philanthropy” 

Carlos Salazar, Vice President, United Way of Greater Kansas City
Board Member, Hispanic Development Fund of Kansas City 

1:30 - 3:30
Leveraging Resources for Community Economic Development

Ed Rosenthal, Enterprise 
Anselmo Talles , Housing Assistance Council (invited)
Jaime Ortiz, Fannie Mae
Mike McCoy, Meadows Foundation

3:30 - 4:00
Wrap-up: Developing a Border Investment Strategy for the Future 
Noel Poyo, NALCAB

Location of Event

H Management Center
1100 East Jasmine Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP please feel free to contact us at (210) 227-1010 or via email at


These are the two closest hotels to the event center.

Comfort Inn
Located on 1301 West Expressway 83 in Pharr, Texas 78577 
Phone: (956) 702-4880

La Quinta Inn & Suites 
Located on 4603 North Cage in Pharr, Texas 78577 
Phone: (956) 531-5900