Join CDFA and CALED for the fourth annual California Financing Roundtable on November 15, 2016. This one-day event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing new development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these methods can affect the California economy going forward.
Come enjoy drinks and networking with fellow conference attendees at our California Roundtable Kickoff Reception hosted at the office of Nixon Peabody LLP. If you are interested in participating in the reception, please contact Candace Frank at email@example.com. Keep in mind that you must be registered for the conference in order to attend the reception.
|5:00 - 7:00 pm||California Conference Kickoff Reception|
|8:30 am||Registration Opens|
Welcome to the 2016 California Financing Roundtable Conference. The CDFA California Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off this year’s California Financing Roundtable, CDFA and CALED will deliver welcoming remarks.
Council of Development Finance Agencies
President & Chief Executive Officer
California Association for Local Economic Development
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Welcoming Remarks|
How is California’s economy fairing? What economic development financing trends are economists, bankers and other professionals experiencing throughout the state and the nation? Is there recent legislation that will have an impact on the economic development industry? Join industry experts and top development finance leaders as the Roundtable discusses the state’s and nation’s economic development finance climate, development realities, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement.
California Debt Limit Allocation Committee
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Market Watch - The Economic Development Finance Climate in California|
|10:00 - 10:15 am||Networking Break|
Aging and failing infrastructure due to increasingly frequent and severe weather patterns in California leave local governments and public utilities exposed and underinsured. Resilience bonds not only increase insurance against disasters but protect cash-strapped local governments across the state. During this session, bond experts will explain how this tool works, present case studies and explore important tactics for utilizing resilience bonds.
|10:15 am - 11:15 am||Utilizing Resilience Bonds in California|
Growth Capital Associates, Inc.
The diversity of small businesses in California requires diverse financing programs as well. Programs ranging from working capital and women and minority-owned business financing to equipment and facility loans are essential to supporting the continued growth and expansion of jobs in the state. Hear from the City of Los Angeles and other industry experts as they explain the unique small business financing programs they use to support local businesses.
Senior Loan Consultant
City of Los Angeles
|11:15 - 12:00 pm||Small Business Financing Solutions|
With over 12 PACE programs operating in California, the Golden State leads the nation in PACE financing and distribution. During this keynote luncheon presentation, hear what’s next for PACE in California as our industry experts consider regulations, local consumer protection, and expanding commercial and residential programming in the Golden State.
PFM Financial Advisors LLC
|12:00 - 1:30 pm||Lunch - State of the PACE Market & PACE Expansion across California|
Brownfields redevelopment financing solutions are increasingly sought after to restore contaminated sites and/or to return abandoned industrial land to productive use. The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites can advance a region’s economy, restore the local environment, and ultimately lead to permanent job creation and greater attraction of external capital to the community. During this session, speakers will explore best practices for financing brownfields redevelopment and examples of recent projects in the state.
|1:30 - 2:15 pm||Financing Brownfields Clean-Up & Build-Up|
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Director of Programs
Center for Creative Land Recycling
Los Angeles Development Fund
|2:15 - 2:30 pm||Networking Break|
In 2015, Governor Brown signed into effect Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs) and Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (CRIAs) to invest in disadvantaged communities. What does 2016 have to hold for EFIDs and CRIAs? Will EFIDs work hand in hand with CRIAs moving into the future or will there be a battle over available funds? Join industry experts as they explain the latest on EIFDs and CRIAs and creative ways to maximize these tools moving forward.
President & CEO
Executive Vice President
Economic & Planning Systems, Inc.
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
Economic Development & Housing Director
City of West Sacramento
|2:30 - 3:30 pm||EIFDs and CRIAs: Do They Fill the TIF Void?|
California is recognized as being the largest desired destination within the United States for Foreign Direct Investment, and the EB-5 Program is one of the most effective approaches to attracting foreign investors. Join development finance professionals for a timely discussion about the life of the EB-5 program and how it is used in various regions of the state.
Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
Invest in the USA
|3:30 - 4:30 pm||The Latest on EB-5 in the Golden State|
Council of Development Finance Agencies
The 2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference Reception will take place at Nixon Peabody LLP on November 14, 2016 at 5:00pm.
Nixon Peabody LLP
One California Plaza
300 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
The 2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the Los Angeles City Hall in the Tom Bradley Tower Room on November 15, 2016 at 8:30am.
The Tom Bradley Tower Room
200 N Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
From the North or East: Take the 101 Freeway towards downtown, exit on Los Angeles Street, turn right, and then make another right onto 1st Street. Soon after, take a right on Main Street where you will find City Hall on your left.
From South or West: Take the 110 Freeway north to the 5/101 freeways going south. Exit on Los Angeles Street, continue south to 1st street, and then make a right on Main Street where you will find City Hall on your left.
Parking is at the City Hall East Parking Garage located at 201 N. Los Angeles Street, on the west side of Los Angeles Street between Temple and 1st Street (across the street from Parker Center). Included in your registration is free parking at City Hall. We will send you a "Print and Present" pass that will only be accepted at the parking structure specifically identified on the parking pass.
Entrance to City Hall
The public entrance to City Hall is on Main Street not Spring Street. After you park, enter the building (City Hall East) through the doors located in the center of the parking lot. Do not use the perimeter doors, which lead to the L.A. Mall. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor of City Hall East. Go to the Bridge and check in with security. Please bring photo I.D. when entering City Hall. Cross the Bridge and take the express elevators to the 26th floor where you will pick up your materials for the conference and sign in.
If you end up in the Mall, go up the escalator at the south end of the Mall and walk across Main Street to enter the main City Hall building on the west side of the street and go through the security check point.
To register for the 2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member. Members of CALED are eligible for the CDFA member-rate.
For information about sponsoring the 2016 CDFA California Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.
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