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CDFA South Carolina Conference
April 25, 2017
Columbia, SC


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Join the CDFA South Carolina Financing Roundtable, in partnership with JEDA, on April 25, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the University of South Carolina Alumni 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 South Carolina economy going forward.

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



2017 CDFA South Carolina Conference Agenda

Tuesday April 25, 2017

Tue 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Registration Opens
Tue 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
The CDFA South Carolina Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. Join us as CDFA and JEDA kick off the third annual CDFA South Carolina Financing Roundtable Conference with welcoming remarks.
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Tue 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
    South Carolina Legislative Update & Market Watch
    To kick off the day, hear from 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 South Carolina.
  • Tushar Chikhliker, Member, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • Sara Hazzard, Lobbyist, South Carolina Economic Developers' Association
  • Jocelyn Richardson, Municipal Placements Associate, Wells Fargo Securities
  • Tue 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Networking Break
    Tue 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Latest in Bond Financing across South Carolina
    Bond financing remains the bedrock of development finance tool for economic development. This session will focus on how this long-standing tool can be used today to provide a significant portion of a project’s capital stack with a special focus on bond financing programs in South Carolina. Presenters from bond agencies and capital market firms will walk through bond deals and explore strategies for maximizing the tool throughout the state.
  • Harry Huntley, Executive Director, South Carolina Jobs Economic Development Authority
  • Patrick Rutledge, Public Finance Manager, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
  • Tue 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Lunch - Financing for Workforce Housing
    South Carolina 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 special luncheon session, hear how this movement is building in South Carolina and learn about the different financing tools that can be assembled to address the gap needed to make workforce housing available.
  • Donald Cameron, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston
  • Ivory N. Mathews, Executive Director, Greenville Housing Authority
  • Don Oglesby, President & Chief Executive Officer, Homes of Hope
  • Tue 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Tue 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    Progress of the Volvo Project
    Volvo’s first American factory officially broke ground in Berkeley County in September 2015. How has this project advanced in the last year and a half and what types of economic gains is the state already seeing? During this session, hear representatives from the South Carolina Department of Commerce discuss the progress of the $500 million Volvo factory and consider the opportunities for follow-on investment in and around the state.
  • States L Clawson, Senior Project Manager and Business Liaison, South Carolina Department of Commerce
  • Tue 03:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Closing Remarks


    The 2017 CDFA South Carolina Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the University of South Carolina Alumni Center.

    University of South Carolina Alumni Center
    900 Senate Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Phone: 803-777-4111

    The conference will be held in Ballroom 1 of the Alumni Center. Enter through the main lobby, and Ballroom 1 is the the first room on the left. There will be signs to guide you and a receptionist at the front desk.


    Parking is available in the adjoining Park Street City of Columbia parking garage. The entrances are on the corner of Park and Pendleton Streets. The City charges $2 for the first hour and $1 for every hour thereafter. Limited street parking is also available at hourly meters.


    To register for the 2017 CDFA South Carolina 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, Presented by PFM and submit your application today.

    Standard Rates
    CDFA Member: $145
    Non-Member: $195


    Roundtable Partner

    South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority

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