Join the CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable, in partnership with AAED and The Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pima, on October 12, 2017 for a special one-day conference at Hotel Tucson City Center. 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 Arizona economy going forward.
Members of AAED are eligible for the CDFA member-rate. Plus, this event is recognized by the Economic Development Academy of Arizona as a professional development event that counts towards credit of completion of one Module 3 course. Once registered for the event, visit the AAED Academy of Arizona WebPage to register for your academy credits.
Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable Conference.
2017 CDFA Arizona Conference Agenda
Thursday October 12, 2017
|Thu 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
|Thu 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
The CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the conference, CDFA and our partners will deliver welcoming remarks.
|Thu 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Arizona Legislative Update & Market Watch
Join industry experts and top development finance leaders as the Roundtable discusses the state's economic development finance climate, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement. In addition, find out what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse, and how the political environment on Capitol Hill might affect the industry in Arizona.
|Thu 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
IDAs and the Latest in Bond Financing across Arizona
Bond financing remains the bedrock development finance tool for economic development. This session will focus on the strength of industrial development authorities in Arizona. How can IDAs in Arizona play a role in economic growth in the state and what can we expect for overall trends in issuance and performance? Our panel will explore these questions along with how bond financing capacity can be maximized across the state.
Jay Berens, Executive Director, Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority
Pat Ray, Managing Member, Arizona Industrial Development Authority
Michael Slania, Attorney, Industrial Development Authority of Pima County
|Thu 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
|Thu 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Financing for Workforce Housing
Arizona teachers, firefighters, nurses and other important contributors to a community's workforce are in need of affordable housing close to their jobs. Workforce housing produces a more sustainable local economy which allows workers to afford to live near their place of employment. During this session, hear how this movement is building in Arizona and learn about the different financing tools that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available.
Corky Poster, Architect and Principal Planner, Poster Frost Mirto
Brian Swanton, Arizona Market President, Gorman & Company, Inc.
Marcos Ysmael, Housing Program Manager, Pima County Housing Center
|Thu 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch Session - Economic Development at the Border
Approximately $30 Billion of imports and exports cross through Arizona ports every year, making the economic development opportunities at the border, and especially in and around the ports, an important growth strategy in the state. The lunch session will survey the economic activity along the U.S. - Mexico border and look at strategies for maximizing the financing sources needed to help trade and border-related businesses thrive.
Teresa Bravo, Economic Development & International Projects Coordinator, Pima County
Juan Cordero, Director of Economic Development, City of Guaymas in Sonora, Mexico
J. Felipe Garcia, Executive Vice President, Visit Tucson
Juan Padres, Economic Development Specialist for International Trade, City of Tucson
Guillermo Valencia, President, Valencia International, Inc.
|Thu 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
|Thu 01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
Financing Mixed-Use Development - The Latest Trends
Mixed-use development financing solutions are increasingly sought after to complete large projects, and they often require multiple financing tools in order to be viable. This session will explore unique case studies and look at the latest trends in the Tucson region and across the state.
Aaron Cooper, Executive Director, International Sonoran Desert Alliance
Gary Molenda, President, Business Development Finance Corporation
|Thu 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Access to Capital for Native Communities in Arizona
Arizona is home to 22 sovereign American Indian communities, and they are an important economic driver in the region. Assembling capital for Native communities to invest in infrastructure, housing, and community development is a complex undertaking often requiring creative approaches. This final session of the day will look at financing programs and strategies for Native communities and consider how to leverage the available capital for even greater investment.
Clinton Kaasa, Business & Cooperative Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Joan Timeche, Executive Director, Native Nations Institute
|Thu 03:00 PM - 03:00 PM
The 2017 CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at Hotel Tucson City Center.
Hotel Tucson City Center
475 N Granada Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 622-3000
Parking is available in the main lot.
To register for the 2017 CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member. Members of AAED are eligible for the CDFA member-rate.
This event is recognized by the Economic Development Academy of Arizona as a professional development event that counts towards credit of completion of one Module 3 course. Once registered for the event, visit the AAED Academy of Arizona WebPage
to register for your academy credits.
Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program
, Presented by PFM
and submit your application today.
CDFA Member: $145
For information about sponsoring the CDFA Arizona Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus
and complete our sponsorship agreement
. For questions, please contact CDFA