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CDFA Missouri Conference
April 20, 2017
St. Louis, MO


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Join the CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable, in partnership with MEDFA, on April 20, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the offices of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Missouri economy going forward.

Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference.



2017 CDFA Missouri Conference Agenda

Thursday April 20, 2017

Thu 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Registration Opens
Thu 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
The CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the annual CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference, CDFA and our partners will deliver welcoming remarks.
  • Toby Rittner, President & CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Thu 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    The Missouri Bond Market
    Bond financing remains the bedrock development finance tool for economic development in an ever-evolving market. This session will explore the recent trends in bond financing throughout the state. Presenters from bond agencies and capital market firms will walk through bond deals and explore strategies for addressing today’s market needs.
  • Linda Matkowski, Chief Operating Officer, Stern Brothers & Co.
  • Mark Spykerman, Attorney, Gilmore & Bell, PC
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Combining Financing Tools for Missouri Development
    Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential project. This session will explore projects in Missouri that have successfully navigated these programs and applied creative capital stacks.
  • Sarah Kerner, Economic Development Director, City of Springfield, MO
  • Otis Williams, Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation
  • Thu 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Networking Break
    Thu 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    State Programs and Legislative Update
    Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the latest from Jefferson City and Washington, DC.
  • Sallie Hemenway CeCD, Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Thu 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Lunch Session: Missouri's New Markets Tax Credits
    Missouri’s New Markets Tax Credits program helps to finance investments in low-income communities and serves as a companion program to federal New Markets Tax Credits. This financing resource can make a difference in catalyzing business and real estate development. In this session, learn how New Markets Tax Credits have been used to help finance successful community development projects in the state.
  • Ruben Alonso, President, AltCap
  • Jeffrey Frankel, Assistant Vice President of New Markets Tax Credits, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • Brynn Sanders, New Markets Support Company
  • Thu 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    PACE Expansion in Missouri
    Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing supports the expansion of energy efficiency, solar, water, wind power and other renewable energy installations for the benefit of commercial buildings. PACE programs capitalize reduction in energy usage by paying for property improvements through voluntary special assessments placed on property tax bills over time. This session will explore the latest PACE projects in Missouri, as well as explain the basic concepts of the tool and how it is beneficial for local governments and property owners in the state.
  • Josh Campbell, Executive Director, Missouri Energy Initiative
  • Byron DeLear, Managing Director and Central Regional Executive - Midwest, Ygrene Energy Fund
  • John Maslowski, Vice President, Renovate America
  • David Pickerill, Executive Director, Missouri Clean Energy District
  • Thu 02:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Toby Rittner, President & CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • -Location

    The 2017 CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

    St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
    22nd Floor
    7733 Forsyth Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63105


    Parking available in the Centene garage.


    To register for the 2017 CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.

    MEDFA members may attend the 2017 CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference using the CDFA member rate. Please indicate that you are a MEDFA member in the "Comments/Questions" box during registration.

    Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by PFM and submit your application today.
    Standard Rates
    CDFA Member: $145
    Non-Member: $195


    Roundtable Partner

    Missouri Economic Development Financing Association

    Premium Sponsor

    Stern Brothers

    Supporting Sponsor

    Bushyhead, LLC Lewis Rice UMB Bank White Goss

    For information about sponsoring the CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.