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Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. is eager to hear about any potential projects that may be a fit for our programs.

We are especially interested in projects that focus on holistic community development initiatives, create jobs, or increase access to medical services, education, or healthy foods in low-income areas. If you would like additional information on any of our programs please contact us.


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Stephen McRae

Vice President

Stephen McRae

As Vice President of Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., Stephen is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the City of Atlanta’s $148 million New Markets Tax Credits loan portfolio. He has prepared two successful NMTC allocation applications, securing $68 million of allocation, and has helped deploy over $41 million of allocation to catalytic projects throughout the City of Atlanta. Stephen has played a leading role in developing the organization's strategy, identifying pipeline projects, and building relationships with community and industry stakeholders.

In addition to his role as AEMI Vice President, Stephen has served as a Business Analyst for Invest Atlanta since 2013. In this capacity, he manages public private partnerships to facilitate the City's foreign investment and energy financing efforts, including the EB-5 Foreign Direct Investment program, Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program and the Westside TAD Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge program. Stephen has served as a guest lecturer at the Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on the Atlanta Regional Commission's Millennial Advisory Committee.

Stephen graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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