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Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities 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...
Anatomy of EB-5 Investment Infographic 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Login
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
More Development For Your Transit Dollar 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.
Detroit Strategic Framework Plan 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
7.2 SQ MI: A Report On Greater Downtown Detroit Login
7.2 square miles. That is Greater Downtown Detroit. A slice of Detroit’s 139-square mile geography. A 7.2 square mile collection of neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, New Center, Woodbridge, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Rivertown, and...
Michigan Community Revitalization Program Overview Login
The Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) is an incentive program available from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), designed to promote community revitalization...
Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Login
This policy focus report explores the challenges of regenerating America’s legacy cities - older industrial cities that have experienced sustained job and population loss over the past few decades. It identifies the powerful obstacles that stand in...
Profits Through Preservation - Impact of Historic Preservation in UT Login
This study addresses the significant impact historic preservation programs have had throughout Utah. The historic resources of Utah are part of the daily lives of its citizens. Furthermore, the historic resources of Utah are providing a broad,...
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. - 2014 Economic Forecast
Produced by the LAEDC’s Kyser Center for Economic Research, the LAEDC’s 2014 Economic Forecast is Southern California’s premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on global, national, state and regional economies. Each forecast...
The Community Reinvestment Act and Its Effect on Housing Tax Credit Pricing Login
This report by CohnReznick LLP puts facts and figures to the commonly experienced market effects of CRA investors in the LIHTC world. CohnReznick explores this phenomenon with data that shows that CRA need increases the spread in the amount of...
Texas Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Login
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, authorized by the Clean Water Act, provides low-interest financial assistance for planning, design, and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Eligible applicants for the CWSRF include cities, counties,...
Pure Michigan - Private Activity Bond Program Login
Private Activity Bonds (PABs) provide profitable firms with capital cost savings stemming from the difference between taxable and tax-exempt interest rates. The Michigan Strategic Fund issues PABs on behalf of the borrower and lends the bond...
Pure Michigan Urban Investment Program Login
The Pure Michigan Urban Investment program is a loan enhancement program to increase access to capital for established, second stage businesses in Michigan's urban core areas. The program works in partnership with financing companies that can...

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