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CDFA Summer School
August 6-10, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Alaska Industrial Development and Export AuthorityBaker Tilly Virchow KrauseBallard Spahr LLPBNY MellonBricker & Eckler LLPBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPBusiness OregonCohnReznickFBT Project Finance Advisors LLCFrost Brown Todd, LLCGrant Thornton LLPHawkins Delafield & Wood LLPIce Miller LLPKeyBanc Capital MarketsKutak Rock LLPMB Financial Bank, NAMcCarter & English, LLPMcGuireWoodsNW Financial Group, LLCSB Friedman Development AdvisorsSquire Patton BoggsStern BrothersStifel NicolausU.S. BankWells Fargo SecuritiesWilmington TrustZ. The Bond Buyer

-Overview

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CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA Summer School will offer five different training courses at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn from our expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year live in Pittsburgh.

All courses at CDFA Summer School qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during this week-long event. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Pittsburgh, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

The schedule for CDFA Summer School is outlined below. Click on the course name to learn more about the topic and agenda:

CDFA Summer School: Course Schedule

Monday
August 6, 2018
Tuesday & Wednesday
August 7-8, 2018
Thursday & Friday
August 9-10, 2018


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Course Objectives

  • Complete half of the course requirements for the DFCP Program
  • Learn about essential development finance tools and techniques
  • Meet industry peers from across the country
  • Discover new financing programs to create in your community
  • Build your professional skills in financing economic development
  • Network with the top minds in development finance

Topics Covered

  • Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance: Understanding the basics of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies
  • Intro Bond Finance Course: Provides an in-depth look at the various types of bonds, best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish
  • Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course: Offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management. This course will demonstrate how a RLF program can complement your economic development strategy, encourage investment and assist traditionally underserved businesses.
  • Intro Tax Increment Finance Course: Offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders. 
  • Intro Tax Credit Finance Course: Examines the application of tax credit programs in greater economic development finance efforts. This course will discuss the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond Issuers
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Community Development Professionals
  • P3 Practitioners
  • Developers
  • Broker/Dealers and Underwriters
  • Elected Officials
  • Government and Nonprofit Finance Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Policy Makers

Course Advisor

Brian Cooper Brian Cooper
CDFA Bond Finance Course Advisor
Umbaugh
Principal
A twelve year veteran to the Public Finance and Economic Development arena Brian specializes in general obligation and revenue based project and public finance. Mr. Cooper financial matters that range from credit strategy, debt issuance and... (More)
Toby Rittner Toby Rittner
Council of Development Finance Agencies
President & CEO
Toby Rittner is the President & CEO of Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most... (More)
Darnell Moses
Allegheny County Economic Development
Administrator
Darnell Moses managed the day-to-day responsibilities of the six municipal authorities under the umbrella of the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development. The authorities included the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County, Authority... (More)
Harry Allen Harry Allen
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Coordinator, Research & Technical Assistance
Harry Allen is a Coordinator of Research & Technical Assistance with the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). In this role, Mr. Allen assists in the management of several of CDFAs contracts and events including the CDFA EDA RLF Best... (More)

-Agenda

Monday August 06, 2018

Mon 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course
Understanding the basics of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies

Tuesday August 07, 2018

Tue 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course
Provides an in-depth look at the various types of bonds, best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish
Tue 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Intro Tax Credit Finance Course
Examines the application of tax credit programs in greater economic development finance efforts. This course will discuss the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

Wednesday August 08, 2018

Wed 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course
Provides an in-depth look at the various types of bonds, best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish
Wed 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Intro Tax Credit Finance Course
Examines the application of tax credit programs in greater economic development finance efforts. This course will discuss the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

Thursday August 09, 2018

Thu 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course
Offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management. This course will demonstrate how a RLF program can complement your economic development strategy, encourage investment and assist traditionally underserved businesses.
Thu 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Intro Tax Increment Finance Course
Offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders. 

Friday August 10, 2018

Fri 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course
Offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management. This course will demonstrate how a RLF program can complement your economic development strategy, encourage investment and assist traditionally underserved businesses.
Fri 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Intro Tax Increment Finance Course
Offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders. 

-Location


CDFA Summer School will be held at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel which is located in downtown Pittsburgh's vibrant cultural district.

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-562-1200

>>>Reserve your room today

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $179.00 (plus tax) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). A select number of hotel rooms are available from August 6-11, 2018 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before July 13, 2018. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. For individual reservations call 412-562-1200 and reference CDFA Summer School.

-Registration

CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, and submit your application today.

Register before July 13, 2018 for Early-Bird Rates.

When you register for three courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $200 discount off the total registration fee.

Click the Register button to view the total fees and discounts available for CDFA Summer School.

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