Darryl P. Jacobs, Recipient of the “Advocate Economic Development” Award

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Contact: Eden Rensing, 816-994-8970 or eden@travois.com

Travois celebrates 20th Anniversary; honors industry “superheroes” at annual conference

Honorees work in housing and economic development in Native communities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Oct. 28, 2015 – Travois, a Kansas City-based, mission-driven consulting firm hosted its 15th Annual Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference last month in New Orleans. The company, celebrating 20 years in business and $1 billion of investment in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, recognized 11 outstanding industry professionals and an American Indian tribe at a Superhero Awards luncheon on Sept. 22 at Le Meridien.

“Our clients, partners and these superheroes are the most hard working and dedicated people in our industries, working in the most challenging conditions in the country,” said David Bland, chairman and CEO of Travois. “It has been an honor to work with them over the last 20 years, and I know they will make the next 20 years even better. We congratulate and thank them for making a difference.”

Recipient of the “Advocate Economic Development” Award – Darryl Jacobs, attorney with Ginsberg Jacobs LLC; Chicago, IL
Jacobs has been critical to the success of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program in Indian Country. His willingness to think outside of the box to bring capital to tribal economic development projects has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars flowing to tribal reservations and Native Hawaiian communities.

Founded in 1995, Travois is a mission-driven consulting firm focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

For more information regarding the 2015 conference, please click here.

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