New Brunswick, NJ (February , 2015) – Laura Wallick has joined New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) as Program Manager of the newly formed South Jersey Economic Initiative (SJEI). This initiative seeks to build and expand local and regional capacity to generate jobs and economic growth that will sustain low-income families in targeted areas of Southern New Jersey that include Gloucester, Cumberland, Salam and Atlantic counties.
Ms. Wallick brings 30 years of experience in economic development, finance and credit and 10 years of experience in public sector leadership. Prior to joining NJCC, she served as Senior Loan Officer at the Cooperative business Assistance Corporation, a Camden-based nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
At NJCC, Ms. Wallick will be responsible for identifying and supporting promising economic development, job creation and workforce/job linkage efforts most likely to create economic opportunities for lower income families in the four counties.
”Laura’s extensive experience in economic development and familiarity with CDFIs will serve NJCC well as we launch the new initiative,” said Wayne T. Meyer, president of NJCC. “Her talent, passion, and experience will be instrumental in helping us support stronger communities across South Jersey.”
“I am very excited to be joining NJCC and contributing the mission of supporting economic growth in communities throughout New Jersey,” said Ms. Wallick. “I look forward to managing the SJEI and collaborating with public and private economic development partners to leverage funding from the Pascale Sykes Foundation to create sustainable economic impacts in Gloucester, Cumberland, Atlantic and Salem counties.”
About New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC)
NJCC is a nonprofit community development lender that transforms at-risk communities through strategic investments of capital and knowledge. NJCC invests in affordable housing, community facilities, and economic development ventures that strengthen neighborhoods, improve education, and increase jobs, ultimately providing greater opportunities for low-income populations. For more information, please visit www.newjerseycommunitycapital.org.