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CDFA USDA Rural Project Marketplace Information Session
As part of the CDFA & USDA Rural Finance Partnership, a Project Marketplace will be created. This informational video helps explain the partnership and marketplace.
The Most Popular Tool: TIF & the Political Economy of Local Government
This article by Richard Briffault focuses not on the pros and cons of TIF, but on why TIF has become so widespread and what the debate about TIF tells us about the American local government system.
Creative Bond Financing Strategies - Part I
John Haines, Mercy Corps Northwest; Carol McCoog, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP; Michael E. Schrader, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LP; and Geoff Urbina, KeyBanc Capital Markets discussed the outlook for bonds in the Oregon and consider creative...
Creative Bond Financing Strategies - Part 2
John Haines, Mercy Corps Northwest; Carol McCoog, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP; Michael E. Schrader, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LP; and Geoff Urbina, KeyBanc Capital Markets discussed the outlook for bonds in the Oregon and consider creative...
Smart Incentives & Technology Members only Login
Ellen Harpel of Smart Incentives and Kent Gardner of CGR present at the National Development Finance Summit workshop on smart incentives and technology for economic development.
Deals You Should Do! Members only Login
Stephen Friedman, President of SB Friedman, cover the ways individual development finance tools can be combine to create the extraordinary deals that bring about amazing developments. From TIF and special assessment to the full municipal credit and...
Combining TIF with Special Assessments Members only Login
John Brancaglione from PGAV Planners explains how St. Louis combined tax increment finance with special assessment. The finance was used to build a levee and prevent flooding in the district.
2014 National Development Finance Summit - Aleks Granchalek Members only Login
In this presentation by Aleks Granchalek, Director at William Blair & Company, government considerations in project delivery models are examined. These models include public-private partnerships (P3s).
City Center TIF in Bowling Green, KY Members only Login
Mary Cohron with Warren County Downtown Economic Development Authority provides details on the City Center TIF in Bowling Green, KY. The presentation covers revitalization to transform the area into a Downtown gateway for Western Kentucky University.
The SEC’s MCDC Initiative: Where To Go From Here Members only Login
With the deadline to self-report quickly approaching SEC’s MCDC Initiative, Katten Law Firm set forth a number of items that obligors and underwriters should consider as they prepare to go through the MCDC process.
2013 Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs
This report highlights how tribes are using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program funding to address contaminated land in Indian country and other tribal lands. It also provides a historic overview of EPA’s Brownfields...
Tax Increment Financing in Maine: Overview Members only Login
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 Members only Login
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 Members only Login
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 Members only Login
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.

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