Television, radio, and print media reporters from major media networks were eager to cover the 2006 Conference. Many reporters requested media passes in advance in order to attend Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke’s speech. The pre-registered press list included C-SPAN, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Market Watch, CNBC, ABC News Radio, Reuters, American Banker, Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor, Investment Advisor Magazine, Investment News, National Mortgage News, National Journal, and U.S. News & World Report.
Opportunity Finance Network issued several announcements during the conference, including Merrill Lynch being the first to use the CARS™ rating tool to underwrite financing for underserved markets, the Native CDFI winners of the first ever Native Awards, and the winners of the Wachovia Excellence Awards for Opportunity Finance.
We welcome this spotlight for opportunity finance and invite you to review press releases and other highlights from the media coverage.