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Tax Increment Financing in Maine: Overview
The Town of Lincoln, Maine presented an overview of the town's TIF program. The presentation includes an explanation of TIF and requirements in the state.
Notice to Divide Tax for Community Redevelopment Project Form
This form is used in Nebraska to request that the county assessor divide the real property taxes of the parcels located in a new community redevelopment project or tax increment financing project (TIF).
Bonds and Borrowing: An Introduction
Vicki Elmer with UC Berkeley begins this paper with some general facts about bonds before moving into a discussion of the decision to borrow. Different types of bonds are described along with the bond issuance process.
Florida's Special Districts
Jack Gaskins Jr. with the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity explains the basics of special districts, their benefits, different types of special districts, and the accountability program in Florida.
Unlocking Capital Access Members only Login
Paul Krutko discusses the mission, organization, and goals of Ann Arbor SPARK, while also describing the organization's extensive network and role in assisting business' within the Ann Arbor region.
Economic Development Incentives and the Detroit TIF Story Members only Login
Art Papapanos of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation discusses available development incentives involving a variety of sectors, in addition to providing several successful projects in Detroit.
The LEADS Program Members only Login
Nicholas Terzulli of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency discusses the LEADS program and the impact of the program on Nassau County.
The Role of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority In Expanding Pathways for Economic Growth Members only Login
Jerry Velazquez discusses the Cumberland Country Improvement Authority's projects and methods of building new opportunities.
P3 Issues and Considerations Members only Login
Practical Law Finance discusses public private partnerships (P3s) including when they should be used to develop infrastructure projects. This resource also discusses the most commonly used P3 structures, alternatives and how infrastructure projects...
Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts How-To Guide Members only Login
The California Economic Summit released this guide describing a new infrastructure financing model approved by the California State Legislature.
Brownfields-Legal & Regulatory Members only Login
Through a number of example projects, Catherine Ward of Stradley Ronon teaches the legal and regulatory barriers to financing brownfield redevelopments.
State & Local Financing Strategies for Brownfields: New Jersey and Pennsylvania Members only Login
Catherine Ward of Stradley Ronon shares some brownfield redevelopment case studies from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, touching on the state and local financing incentives used.
New York City EDC Capital Division Brochure Members only Login
This brochure from the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Capital Division highlights their purpose within the organization, the strengths of their team, and a portfolio of recent projects.
Managing an RLF Members only Login
Jean DeBellis with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation shares PIDC's view on revolving loan funds as well as an insight into the RLF managing software, Portfol.
State and Local Financing Strategies for Brownfields Members only Login
David Misky of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee shares some local brownfield redevelopment strategies listing the financial tools used to complete the sustainable redevelopment.
Brownfields Financing Members only Login
Mike Galligan of MassDevelopment presents case studies on brownfield redevelopment sites throughout Massachusetts, outlining the creative financing strategies used.
The Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance: Bonds, Bond Documents, and Financing Structures Members only Login
Arthur Cohen with Hawkins Delafield & Wood explains elements of a bond, applications to public agencies, participant roles, financing documentation and more.
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance: Implementing the Development Finance Toolbox Members only Login
Samuele Bozzolla with Allegheny County Economic Development provides an overview of the structure, goals, services, and financing tools the county utilizes to support regional development.
Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation of Tax Increment Financing Members only Login
This best practices guide from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) provides considerations and recommendations for governments wishing to implement appropriate and effective TIF districts for economic development.
TIF Policy Guidelines for City of Chicago Members only Login
The Department of Housing and Economic Development summarizes TIF investment policies and guidelines for private development projects. Also included is information on long-term monitoring of TIF projects as well as policies governing TIF...
To Report or Not – The SEC’s New MCDC Initiative Members only Login
This webinar presented by Ballard Spahr focused on what various participants in the municipal market, including issuers, borrowers, and underwriters, need to know about the MCDC initiative and considerations that should be made before self-reporting.
Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities Members only Login
When the International City/County Management Association first published this guide in 1997, it was the first comprehensive brownfields guidebook written specifically for local government officials and community leaders. In the brief time since...
Local Brownfield Financing Tools Members only Login
This paper from the Northeast-Midwest Institute provides case examples of brownfield financing tools that local governments have used to leverage private dollars, improve the developer’s financial position, reduce lender risk, or fund property...
Kutak Rock Public Finance Client Alert - SEC MCDC Initiative Members only Login
Kutak Rock LLP provides information on the SEC MCDC Initiative including when and what must be self-reported, who can self-report, and considerations for issuers and underwriters.
Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies Members only Login
This report by NatLab include several case studies exemplifying how green infrastructure can help reduce pollution, lower municipal sewage cost, re-purpose vacant land, and other benefits.
Business Improvement District - Strategic Plan (U District) Members only Login
The U District Partnership is an example of a Business Improvement District. The district was forged between the Seattle, the UW, Sound Transit, Business Owners, Property Owners, and Residents of the District. This Strategic Plan demonstrates areas...
Tax Increment Financing District FAQ Members only Login
Thomas N. Jacob & Associates provide answers to some frequently asked questions on tax increment financing districts and demonstrate TIFs usefulness as a tool for attracting economic development, new investments, and community renewal.
Promoting Brownfield Redevelopment: Role of Public-Private Partnerships Members only Login
Charles Bartsch explains the significance public-private partnerships can play in successfully mitigating and redeveloping brownfield sites. Bartsch provides components and steps in successful partnerships.
Small Towns, Big Ideas: Case Studies in Economic Development Members only Login
The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center released this report to help small towns create new economic opportunities, learn about successful revitalization strategies, and explore alternative project financing approaches.
Ontario Brownfields Showcase Volume II Members only Login
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a Brownfields Showcase Part II, which provides an updated overview of brownfields redevelopment opportunities, tools, strategies and new case studies.
Ontario Brownfields Showcase Volume I Members only Login
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing released a Brownfields Showcase which provides an overview of brownfields redevelopment opportunities, tools, strategies and case studies.
Financing Farming in the U.S: Strategic Financing for Small and Midsized Farms Members only Login
This report documents the reasons for the hole between the capital needs of the smaller-scale agriculture sector and access to capital, and strategies to create successful lending relationships between the two.
Financing the Food System Members only Login
The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, “Farm to Plate Strategic Plan,” provides details on funds and financing, along with emerging models for Vermont's food system.
City of Berlin, WI TIF Feasibility Study Members only Login
This feasibility study lays out a guide for the City of Berlin to follow to ensure the TIF district yields consistent revenues for funding future projects.
NH Tax Increment Financing District Members only Login
This presentation from the Economic Development Manager of Rochester, NH provides an overview of TIF legislation in the state (RSA 162-K), illustrates how TIF Districts work, and offers Best Practices.
Creating a Community Investment Fund: A Local Food Approach Members only Login
This guide describes the process by which a small group of local food advocates began creating an investment fund in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This guide aims to help communities across the United States create their own...
Models & Guidelines: Planning for the Food System Members only Login
This publication from the Maryland Department of Planning, outlines how the food system is central to our current and future use of land, to our economy, and to our well-being, and is therefore a priority for planning.
Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Resource Guide Members only Login
The Institute for Sustainable Communities provided this sustainable food systems resource guide. It is intended to help local, state, and regional practitioners do their jobs better by exploring key challenges and elevating effective models and...
Developing a Sustainable Food System Members only Login
This City Practice Brief from the National League of Cities provides examples of cities enabling urban agriculture, increasing access to healthy food, and reducing waste in order to have a sustainable food system.
Improving Infrastructure Through Public Private Partnerships Members only Login
The Eno Center for Transportation released this report with policy recommendations for making public-private partnerships (P3) an effective means of delivering public infrastructure from the federal and local level.
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District RLF Factsheet Members only Login
The Mid-Columbia Economic Development District offers loans for the financing needs of businesses with favorable rates, terms and requirements to support businesses and create jobs. This factsheet gives an overview of the business assistance...
Texas Small Business Needs Assessment Poll Members only Login
To learn more about the challenges and successes of small businesses across the state, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Community Development Office has launched the Texas Small Business Needs Assessment Poll, a partnership with the Texas Small...
Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy on Revenue and Finance Members only Login
The Texas Municipal League Legislative Policy Committee on Revenue and Finance provides an overview of the League's position on legislation for the year ahead. The guidebook includes the overview of framework and philosophy used to develop positions...

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