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CDFA Georgia Conference
June 7, 2017
Atlanta, GA


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Join the CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable, in partnership with GEDA, on June 7, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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 Georgia economy going forward.

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



2017 CDFA Georgia Conference Agenda

Wednesday June 07, 2017

Wed 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration Opens
Wed 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
State Programs and Legislative Update
This session will feature a discussion on the latest legislative updates, alongside a variety of financing programs available from the state. What development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse? Is there recent legislation that will have an impact on the economic development industry?
Wed 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Small Business Financing Solutions
Georgia’s small businesses are essential to the state’s well-being, but often times overlooked and underutilized in many economic growth strategies and financing programs. This session will focus on how small businesses are financed and the various access to capital challenges they face. In addition, changes in the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) will be explored.
Wed 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Networking Break
Wed 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tax Allocation Districts in Georgia
Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) are established to propel investment by financing redevelopment in blighted areas. In Georgia, these districts have catalyzed innovative growth and groundbreaking projects throughout the state. This session will explore unique case studies and complex approaches to these projects.
Wed 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Financing Programs to Support Rural Development
Urban communities like Atlanta and Savannah are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Georgia is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique development financing challenges and needs such as downtown revitalization, food systems, infrastructure and energy finance. A number of creative and important financing tools exist to assist rural and small town development, and this session will explore the cutting-edge strategies driving development in the state, as well as important programs that have been cut.
Wed 01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Networking Break
Wed 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Financing Solutions for the Georgia Housing Market
The changes and trends in the affordable housing industry have a large impact on Georgia 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 Georgia housing market, and how agencies are responding to low income housing tax credit market changes.
Wed 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project
The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is a long-anticipated and historic infrastructure development in Georgia. Nearly two decades after project discussions began, experts will update us on the status of this $700 million dredging project. Join us in discussing the details behind the project and how it will affect the economic landscape going forward for Savannah and the surrounding area.


The 2017 CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Atlanta.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
1075 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-885-1500


Visitor parking is available for a fee on the 7th floor of the parking garage at 1075 Peachtree Street.


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

GEDA members may attend the 2017 CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable Conference using the CDFA member rate. Please indicate that you are a GEDA 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

Georgia Economic Developers Association

Venue Sponsor

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Premium Sponsor

Public Financial Management

Supporting Sponsor

Development Authority of Clayton County Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

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