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February 16, 2016
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February 23, March 22, April 26, May 19, 2016
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Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
February 24-25, 2016
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Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse
March 23-24, 2016
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CDFA Missouri Conference
Kansas City, MO
April 20, 2016

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Reaching your Redevelopment Goals with Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds
April 21, 2016
2-3:30pm (EST)

Intro Tax Increment Finance Course
Dallas, TX
April 27-28, 2016

CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace
May 4, 2016
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CDFA Florida Conference
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May 4 - 5, 2016

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May 18, 2016

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May 19, 2016

Intro Revolving Loan Fund WebCourse
May 23-24, 2016
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Seed & Venture Capital Finance WebCourse
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CDFA Georgia Conference
Atlanta, GA
June 16, 2016

CDFA's 30th National Development Finance Summit
New Orleans, LA
November 1-4, 2016

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Effects of the Great Recession on Tax Increment Financing in the United States, Georgia and Atlanta
In a report published by Georgia State University, author Dick Layton analyzes the effects of the Great Recession on revenue generated by Atlanta's' 10 tax allocation districts.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development Renaissance Members only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast presentation, panelists Carmelo Garcia and Jorge Santos of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation and Mathew Abraham of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority share...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Newark Development Renaissance Members only Login
During this CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, explore financing programs and investment strategies that Newark, New Jersey has employed to encourage redevelopment in the city.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness? Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in these CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast slides, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Public Financing for Stadiums: Is it Madness? Members only Login
The finance of sports stadiums is analyzed in this CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, touching on public versus private funds, incentives, and economic impacts on the communities. Panelists include Patrick Rishe of Sportsimpacts, Randall...
More Development for Your Transit Dollar Members only Login
Published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), this analysis looks into development return on transit investment, comparing more than 20 transit systems around the country and internationally.
The Potential for Urban Agriculture in New York City Members only Login
This report by the Urban Design Lab, Columbia University conducted this comprehensive assessment of the potential for urban agriculture in New York City (NYC). This project is the first large-scale analysis of its kind for NYC. The aim of this...
Lively'Hood Farm Financial Analysis Members only Login
The San Francisco Department of the Environment partnered with Presidio Graduate School’s Team Lively’Hood to assess the viability of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) in the City of San Francisco. The financial analyses highlighted the key...
Urban Agriculture: Feasibility Study for Youngstown, OH Members only Login
This Global Green study examines the potential for urban agriculture to revitalize Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown has experienced significant economic challenges and population reductions over the past thirty years, resulting in large quantities of...
Growing Urban Agriculture: Strategies and Policies for Access to Healthy Food Members only Login
This report from PolicyLink gathers information from farmers, advocates, and policymakers to better understand the operational, financial, and social challenges associated with urban agriculture. It highlights the creative solutions that are being...
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...
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.
Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities
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...
Anatomy of EB-5 Investment Infographic Members only Login
This infographic highlights the process of using EB-5 for Brooklyn Navy Yard’s first EB-5 funded project through IIUSA President’s Advisory Council member, New York City Regional Center (NYCRC).
Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual Members only Login
This document, prepared by the Center for Community Progress, outlines land banking in Georgia, from legislative authorization to considerations for creating new land bank entities.
The Georgia Bond Market Members only Login
Dianne McNabb with Public Financial Management describe the current bond market in Georgia and show how they were used for an Olympic stadium in Atlanta.
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.
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...
Proposed Akron Basketball Arena Project Members only Login
A partnership among the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, City of Akron, Summit County, and University of Akron is moving forward with plans to build a basketball arena in downtown Akron.
Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual Members only Login
The Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual was prepared to provide education about land banks and land banks in Georgia. It can also provide assistance to counties and municipalities in Georgia looking to deal with tax delinquent, substandard,...
Redeveloping Commercial Vacant Properties in Legacy Cities
Greater Ohio Policy Center designed this guidebook as a manual for local leaders working to redevelop vacant commercial property. The report identifies best practices and policies focused on economic regrowth strategies.
PA Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Guidelines Members only Login
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development released rules for its new state historic tax credit. These guidelines give an overview of the program, along with eligibility requirements and how to apply.
NYCEDC Annual Review 2013 Members only Login
This 2013 annual review from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) highlights recent accomplishments and job growth, and offers project spotlights and strategies for the EDC to continue its mission in the city.
Washington Area Community Investment Fund - Overview Members only Login
Timothy Flanagan with the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) provides an overview of WACIF's mission, services, programs, and more.
Redevelopment Financing - St. Joseph, Missouri Members only Login
PGAV Planners produced this brief case study to demonstrate how tax increment financing was utilized to attract development and reinvigorate St. Joseph, Missouri's downtown corridor.
Pro-Active vs. Reactive TIF Strategies Members only Login
Stephen Friedman with SB Friedman demonstrates the difference between reactive and pro-active TIF strategies, implementation tools, targeting areas, and case studies.
City Minneapolis - Business Development Mission Members only Login
Becky Shaw with the City of Minneapolis shares the business development strategy the city follows and the tools they utilize to achieve economic prosperity and community development.
Memphis TIF Redevelopment Financing - Memphis, Tennessee Members only Login
PGAV shares their experience developing the plan for the first TIF district under Tennessee statute. This document describes project challenges, accomplishments, and PGAV's expertise in providing TIF consulting.
Atlanta BeltLine Strategic Implementation Plan Members only Login
The Atlanta BeltLine has been given the official go-ahead, and this document helps explain the major components of the massive redevelopment project. Financing will be completed with TIF, federal funds, local funds and private funds.
Detroit Strategic Framework Plan Members only Login
This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework published December 2012, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew...
Essay: The Case of Business Improvement Districts Members only Login
This paper explores how Business Improvement Districts dissolve public–private complexities to create new hybrid partnerships for mutually beneficial community and business development.
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Retail Presentation
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Ketan Gada from the District of Columbia and Ken Krombeen and Tammy Hopman from the City of Grandville, MI...
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Retail Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Speakers highlighted two recent projects that have served as catalysts for downtown renewal and discussed how...
Disaster Recovery Guide for Businesses Members only Login
This guidebook was developed for Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) members and the Galveston business community. Becoming familiar with the content and completing the forms included herein will help business owners increase the odds...
Downtown Development Resource Guide Members only Login
This document is a compilation of the Department of Community Affairs' resources and programs that can be utilized in downtown development programs across Georgia. The guide includes program descriptions, program information, and contact.
Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation Members only Login
Chad Munitz with 3CDC discusses the efforts his organization is making to revitalize one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Munitz also discusses various community development initiatives and just how far Over-the-Rhine has come over the...
Economic Development 2013: Handbook for Texas Cities Members only Login
All across Texas, cities and counties are working to nurture small business, encourage entrepreneurship, advance commerce, and create jobs. Fortunately, Texas law offers many tools for local leaders seeking to generate economic development and...
Developing Property Owners Into Developers Members only Login
Jeff Siegler with Heritage Ohio and Lisa Patt-McDaniel with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing talk about developing property owners into developers, policies that led to urban decay, the real estate life cycle, cost of vacancy, and financing...
City of Los Angeles - Industry & Labor Market Intelligence Report Members only Login
In order to develop an informed strategy for the focus and delivery of city initiatives, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board commissioned the Economic and Policy Analysis Group of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation to...
City of Austin - Tax Increment Financing Presentation Members only Login
In this presentation, the City of Austin provides an explanation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), including its history, current usage, and state enabling legislation. This presentation also communicates recommendations, best practices, methods of...
Oregon Main Street Program Handbook Members only Login
Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the...

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