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CDFA Missouri Conference
May 1, 2018
Kansas City, MO


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Join the CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference. 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 2018 Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference.



2018 CDFA Missouri Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tue 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration Opens
Tue 9:00 AM - 9:30 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.
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Tue 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Legislative Update: Tax Reform and Opportunity Zones
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 discussion on the new tax law, its implications on development finance with a special focus on Opportunity Zones and their potential impact in underserved communities.
  • Linda Matkowski, Chief Operating Officer, Stern Brothers
  • Gary Sage, Research & Policy Officer, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO
  • Sarah Steller, Research & Policy Fellow, Economic Innovation Group
Tue 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking Break
Tue 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Financing Solutions for the Missouri Housing Market
The changes and trends in the affordable housing industry have a large impact on Missouri communities. Continuing to provide an adequate number of homes affordable to low and moderate income households is increasingly difficult. Luckily, there are a number of financing strategies for these developments. This session will discuss the latest in the Missouri housing market, and how agencies are responding to low income housing tax credit market changes.
  • Stuart Bullington, Deputy Director, City of Kansas City
  • Dan Moye, Principal Development Analyst, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO
Tue 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Luncheon Session: Innovative Infrastructure Finance in Missouri
Just as infrastructure development acts as a catalyst for economic growth, it is also changing the landscape for potential investors and the expanding field of infrastructure finance. Infrastructure systems for transportation, utilities, and public works are essential for economic growth and have quickly developed into an emerging alternative asset class. This session will be an opportunity to look at ways to leverage resources to finance infrastructure projects, as well as explore recent case studies in the region.
Tue 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Making the Most of EB-5 in Missouri
The EB-5 Program is a federal foreign direct investment, immigration, and regional economic development program that provides access to capital to U.S. businesses and creates American jobs at no expense to the American taxpayer. Use of the program has rapidly gained momentum in the last few years throughout the country, and Missouri is no exception. Here, experts will share basics of the program, case studies and considerations for using this valuable tool in Missouri.


The 2018 Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference is taking place at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza.

Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Alameda Ballroom - Salon III
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-756-1500


To register for the 2018 CDFA Missouri Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.

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


Roundtable Partner

Missouri Economic Development Financing Association

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