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CDFA Colorado Conference
May 16, 2017
Denver, CO


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Join the CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable, in partnership with EDCC, CHFA and DCI on May 16, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch. 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 Colorado economy going forward.

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



2017 CDFA Colorado Conference

Monday May 15, 2017

Mon 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Special Colorado Reception
Make plans to attend a special reception with the 2017 CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable on Monday, May 15 from 5:00-7:00pm. The reception will be hosted by Colorado Lending Source at their downtown Denver office. Come network and engage with other development finance professionals across the state.

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Tue 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Registration Opens
Tue 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
The CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. Join us as CDFA, EDCC, CHFA, and DCI kick off the third annual CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Conference with welcoming remarks.
  • John L Hall, EDCC Chair & Economic Development Director, City of Westminster
  • Toby Rittner, President & CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Tue 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Colorado 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, trends in issuance and performance, and how the political environment on Capitol Hill might affect the industry in Colorado.
  • Dee P. Wisor, Partner, Butler Snow LLP
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Pueblo: Urban Renewal & Reinvestment
    In 2012 the Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority received funding from the state to establish their Regional Tourism Plan aimed at attracting new, out-of-state, visitors to the city center. The plan calls for dedicated investment in mixed-use redevelopment including hotel, parking, convention space, community facilities, and arts and entertainment. During this session, PURA will discuss their progress five years in and outline the various financing strategies and creative investments made to see this urban redevelopment plan become reality.
  • Deb Hinsvark, Municipal Advisor, Ehlers, Inc.
  • Jerry Pacheco, Executive Director, Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority
  • Tue 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
    Networking Break
    Tue 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Mesa County: Rural Development through the Jump-Start Zone Program
    Mesa County is the first county in Colorado to be designed as a Jump-Start Zone, bringing specific tax relief to new businesses and new hires in the regions. In the last year, several businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity to locate or expand in Mesa County because of the tax advantages. What has this meant for the county and how are these businesses helping to “jumpstart” the economic growth in the area. Hear from Mesa County as they discuss the work they’ve done to build this program.
  • Kim Woodworth, Operations Director, Economic Development Council of Colorado
  • Speaker(s)
  • Ken Jensen, Senior Manager of New Program Development, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
  • Kristi Pollard, Executive Director, Grand Junction Economic Partnership
  • Tue 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
    Lunch - Durango & Alamosa: Revolving Loan Funds at their Best
    Durango and Alamosa are two model success stories for using targeted revolving loan funds to promote, create, and assist businesses in their communities. During lunch, the Roundtable will showcase some selected business investments that have been made and outline how the RLFs work to generate economic activity and promote continued investment. Learn about program management as well as tips for outreach and ongoing communications with the business community.
  • Patrick Waggoner, Economic Development Specialist, Economic Development Administration
  • kevin Wilkins, Executive Director, San Luis Valley Development Resources Group
  • Tue 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
    Arvada: Tax Increment Financing in Action
    Tax increment financing is a flexible and creative financing tool that can help support development projects throughout Colorado. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority will share their successes of using TIF for a number of different projects including housing, historic preservation, and mobility relocation.
  • Katherine Correll, Executive Director, Downtown Colorado, Inc.
  • Maureen Phair, Executive Director, Arvada Urban Renewal Authority
  • Tue 01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Tue 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Longmont: Financing Brownfields Clean-Up and Build-Up
    The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites can advance a region’s economy, restore local environment, and ultimately lead to permanent job creation and greater attraction of external capital to the community. During this session, the city of Longmont will feature best practices for financing brownfields redevelopment and what they are doing make specific sites productive again.
  • Jesse Silverstein, Senior Economist, Development Research Partners
  • David Starnes, Redevelopment & Revitalization Manager, Executive Director, City of Longmont
  • Tue 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Brownfields Project Marketplace
    CDFA is bringing a unique technical assistance opportunity to Colorado in conjunction with this year’s Colorado Financing Roundtable. During the Brownfields Project Marketplace, communities will be presenting their current brownfield redevelopment projects to our audience and advisors in exchange for financing recommendations specific to their projects. Roundtable attendees are encouraged to listen to the community presentations and engage in constructive discussions and networking. The Brownfields Project Marketplace is a component of CDFA's Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Communities that would like to enroll a project in the Marketplace should contact CDFA to discuss how they can be involved.
  • Emily Moser, Program Manager, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Tue 03:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Closing Remarks


    The 2017 CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Conference Reception will take place at Colorado Lending Source on May 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

    Colorado Lending Source
    1441 18th Street
    Suite 100
    Denver, CO 80202
    Phone: 303-657-0010


    From I-25 S
    From I-25 South, take exit 213 toward 38th Avenue/ Park Avenue and keep left at the fork. Follow signs for park Avenue/Downtown and merge onto Fox street/Park Avenue West. Then, continue onto 22nd Street and turn right onto Larimer Street. Take another right onto 18th Street and Colorado Lending Source will be on the right located on the corner of 18th and Blake Street in the Blake Street Building.

    From the I-25 N
    From I-25 North, take exit 210B for the Auraria Parkway and continue onto Market Street for a half mile. Then, turn left onto 18th Street and Colorado Lending Source will be on the right located on the corner of 18th and Blake Street in the Blake Street Building.


    There is street-side metered parking available around the Blake Street Building. Parking is also available on the corner of 20th and Market Street for $7 daily.

    Room Location
    The reception will take place in the Centennial Room located on the main floor of the building. Colorado Lending Source will have people available to direct attendees to the right place.

    The 2017 CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch in Denver.

    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch
    1020 16th Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    Phone: 303-572-2300


    The Federal Reserve Bank does not have personal parking. However, there is metered parking available around the bank. The Denver Performing Arts Complex has parking space available in the their garage that is located two blocks from the bank at the corner of Arapahoe and 14th Street.

    Room Location
    The main entrance for the bank is located on Curtis Street between 15th and 16th Street. Registrants will be directed toward the conference room upon entering the bank.

    Important Security Information
    All registrants will be required to provide either a valid drivers license or passport in order to enter the bank. The name on the ID must match the name in CDFA's registration database. Registrants will also be asked to go through a metal detector and have their bags screened. Last minute registrants may require additional security screening since your name won't be pre-approved. Please register 2-3 days before the conference to assist CDFA with the security requirements.


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

    EDCC and DCI members may attend the 2017 CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Conference using the CDFA member rate. Please indicate that you are EDCC or DCI 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

    Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Downtown Colorado, Inc. Economic Development Council of Colorado

    Venue Sponsor

    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch

    Principal Sponsor

    Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

    Premium Sponsor

    Kutak Rock LLP

    Supporting Sponsor

    First Southwest Bank

    Reception Sponsor

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