National Development Finance Summit 2016

National Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tue 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable
Join CDFA and the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority for the inaugural Louisiana Financing Roundtable Conference. This one-day event will feature a number of economic development finance experts and leaders from around the state discussing development finance tools, resources and approaches and how these methods can move Louisiana’s economy forward. Topics to be discussed include bonds, redevelopment, loan funds, innovation capital, tax credits, federal funding, and much more.

The CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Conference will host a special reception for all Roundtable attendees from 4:00 – 5:00 PM immediately following the event. Celebrate with CDFA and network with fellow participants after the first roundtable conference.

>>> More Information and Detailed Agenda for the LA Roundtable

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wed 8:00 AM
Registration
Stop by the CDFA Registration Desk to pick up your conference materials and name badges. All National Summit attendees, speakers, sponsors, and guests must check-in to receive access to any CDFA-related events in New Orleans.
Wed 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CDFA Board of Directors Meeting
Wed 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
CDFA Training Institute
The CDFA Training Institute presents two highly acclaimed training courses for those interested in participating in targeted pre-Summit education. Attendees have the option of choosing one of the following two training courses. Both courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program and are an extra fee event.
Intro Food Systems Finance Course
Training Institute
The Intro Food Systems Finance Course examines the development finance programs that sustain a local food system and how investments in that system can drive economic development on a broader scale. Topics covered include federal, state, and local sources of capital; stakeholders involved in the financing process; and case study examples that showcase the variety of financing programs. This course will explore how bonds, tax credits, loan programs, foundation grants, and other financing tools can be used to support a local food system and encourage follow-on investment, small business development, and sustainable growth. In particular, this course will address the financing challenges associated with growing, processing, distributing, marketing, and selling food. This is a special fee event and requires a separate registration.

>>> More Information and Detailed Agenda for the Intro Food Systems Finance Course
Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance Course
Training Institute
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is an emerging financing tool designed to catalyze energy efficiency improvements on industrial, commercial, and residential structures. These programs help communities to reduce their energy use, lower energy costs, and lessen environmental impacts. PACE uses special assessment districts to allow for the cost of energy efficiency improvements to be paid for over time through the property owner's tax payments. The Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance Course will explore the process of creating, operating, and maintaining a community based PACE program. This course will feature a comprehensive overview of PACE including program design, capital markets analysis, investor attraction, legal and regulatory considerations, market potential, operations, and much more. CDFA’s Intro PACE Finance Course will put your community on the path to energy independence while creating jobs and improving the environment. This is a special fee event and requires a separate registration.

>>> More Information and Detailed Agenda for the Intro PACE Finance Course
Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CDFA National Summit Kickoff Reception
Networking
In typical CDFA fashion and tradition, the 30th National Development Finance Summit will kick-off with some great food, tasty drinks, and New Orleans entertainment at the beautiful Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter. Enjoy views from the Bourbon Street Balcony, check out the great exhibits, mingle and connect with CDFA friends and colleagues, or just enjoy the National Summit atmosphere. Welcome to the Big Easy!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thu 8:00 AM
Registration
Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Louisiana in the Spotlight (Breakfast with Mimosas)
General
CDFA is honored to bring the 30th National Development Finance Summit to the great state of Louisiana. Hosted by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), the CDFA National Summit brings together the leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions. This year is no different with over 25 targeted sessions focused on dozens of development finance deals, projects and programs. During the opening session, CDFA will turn the spotlight on Louisiana. From the big city to the rural parishes, how does Louisiana deliver the development finance toolbox? Learn that and more during the opening session of the 30th CDFA National Development Finance Summit.
Speaker(s)
  • James Parks, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Public Facilities Authority
  • Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
Thu 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Attendees can choose from one of the following five breakout sessions. Unable to attend one of these five? Don’t worry. All five of these sessions will be offered again during the National Summit giving you more choices in your educational selections.
Collaborative Green Financings
featuring Alaska and South Carolina
Green Infrastructure & Environment
Did you now that Alaska and South Carolina are leaders of green infrastructure and environmental financing best practices? You do now! Want to learn more? Green financings are all about partnerships, and Alaska and South Carolina are two shining examples that will motivate your development finance agency to think green. Join these cutting-edge leaders for a discussion that is sure to spur projects in your community.
Speaker(s)
  • Peter Byford, Program Senior Manager, Tax Advantage Group LLC
  • Michael Catsi, Economic Development Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities
Hospital & Health Systems Finance
featuring Tennessee and Wisconsin
Health & Higher Education
Hospitals and health systems are major economic engines throughout the country and they often require complex and long-term financing strategies. This session will feature the financing plan for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and showcase how Wisconsin is one of the leading states for financing health systems. Join experts from Tennessee and Wisconsin to learn how these forward thinking places are making progress in hospital and health systems financing.
Speaker(s)
Rural Revitalization
featuring Kansas and New York
Rural
Rural America is experiencing a renaissance. Pittsburg, KS and Wyandanch, NY are shining examples of rural revitalization. Using unique approaches and the comprehensive development finance toolbox, these communities are proving that rural investment is both achievable and practical. Are you a rural community looking for financing solutions or a private sector player that wants to support the rural renaissance? Don’t miss Pittsburg and Wyandanch’s stories!
Speaker(s)
  • Jay Byers, Deputy City Manager, City of Pittsburg, KS
  • Kevin Gremse, Senior Director, National Development Council
Stoking the Manufacturing Renaissance
featuring New York City and Wisconsin
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Manufacturing and industrial development is surging throughout the country, and Wisconsin and New York City are leading the pack. Wisconsin is on pace to issue over 30 industrial development bonds, and New York City has unveiled a new industrial development lending program that is driving investment in the city. Are you looking to invest in a manufacturing strategy in your community? Join New York City and leaders in Wisconsin for this game changing session.
Speaker(s)
Targeted Health, Housing, & Education Finance Solutions
featuring Illinois, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
Health & Higher Education
Non-profits serving veterans, seniors and charter schools all have very different financing needs. However, the toolbox for supporting non-profit development is deep and robust. In Illinois, South Carolina, and Wisconsin these non-profits are seeing significant attention and their success stories prove that this financing model works. Join this panel of experts to discuss financings for non-profits serving veterans, seniors, and charter schools. You just might walk away with a plan for your local non-profits.
Speaker(s)
Thu 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Attendees can choose from one of the following five breakout sessions. Unable to attend one of these five? Don’t worry. All five of these sessions will be offered again during the National Summit giving you more choices in your educational selections.
Catalyzing Early Stage Capital
featuring Oklahoma and Wyoming
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Early stage capital is one of the key drivers for job creation and private investment. In Oklahoma and Wyoming, creative new approaches are being employed that catalyze early stage capital opportunities. These models are replicable throughout the country. Join two top experts to learn about these cutting edge approaches to catalyzing early stage capital in your community.
Speaker(s)
  • Robert Heard, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cimarron Capital Partners, LLC
  • Christina Kappaz, Associate, Cimarron Capital Partners, LLC
  • Diane Sontum, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, The Local Crowd, LLC
  • Kim Vincent, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, The Local Crowd, LLC
Creative Performing Arts Financings
featuring Denver and Sacramento
Arts & Culture
Performing arts as an economic development and revitalization strategy has become all the rage. Throughout the country, progressive communities like Denver and Sacramento are pushing the envelope on creative performing arts financings. Using the capital markets tools like 501(c)(3) bonds and structured lending, these projects are making a big impact locally. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand how leaders in California and Colorado are using the development finance toolbox to drive performing arts.
Speaker(s)
Growing Local Food Systems through Finance
featuring Maine and Pennsylvania
Green Infrastructure & Environment
Rebuilding and reconstructing a comprehensive food system is a big project. But many states and cities are making investments in food systems that are transforming both access to food and the development of local food initiatives. The development of food finance strategies is trending nationally, and States and the private sector have demonstrated how food systems are a prime target for investment. Join our speakers for a timely and informative discussion on growing the local food system through finance.
Speaker(s)
  • Joseph Bute, Managing Partner, Hollymead Capital
  • Sally Garand, Commercial Loan Officer, Finance Authority of Maine
Hospital & Health Systems Finance
featuring Tennessee and Wisconsin
Health & Higher Education
Hospitals and health systems are major economic engines throughout the country and they often require complex and long-term financing strategies. This session will feature the financing plan for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and showcase how Wisconsin is one of the leading states for financing health systems. Join experts from Tennessee and Wisconsin to learn how these forward thinking places are making progress in hospital and health systems financing.
Speaker(s)
Hotel Revitalization in the Heartland
featuring Texas and Wisconsin
Rural
Historic hotels in communities throughout the country are in high demand and they pose a big financing challenge. To make matters worse, these projects often present environmental, property and partnership challenges. But in Texas and Wisconsin, two communities have made significant progress by utilizing the development finance toolbox and creative approaches. Join Texarkana and Green Bay to learn about their approach to rural heartland hotel revitalization.
Speaker(s)
  • Kate Crowley, Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • John Hoffman, Managing Director, Miller Cooper
  • David Orr, Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Texarkana
  • Jerry Sparks, Economic Development Director, City of Texarkana
Thu 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
2016 National Development Finance Summit Luncheon: An International Perspective – The United Kingdom’s Community & Economic Development Finance Approach
featuring the United Kingdom
General
Over the past 30 years, CDFA has primarily explored U.S. based development finance approaches during the National Development Finance Summit. However, the past decade has shown the impact that international finance models can have here in the states. From P3 and EB-5 to new approaches for financing community development and clean energy infrastructure, international models of finance have emerged rapidly in the U.S. For the 2016 National Summit Luncheon, CDFA is proud to welcome an international perspective from the United Kingdom. During this session, we will hear from our special U.K. guest and partner Jennifer Tankard, Chief Executive of Responsible Finance. As an important and forward thinking U.K. development leader, Jennifer will provide an inside perspective on the role of development and finance in their country, the impacts of Brexit and how U.S. based tools can potentially benefit the United Kingdom.
Moderator(s)
  • Toby Rittner, President and CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
Thu 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
Attendees can choose from one of the following five breakout sessions. Unable to attend one of these five? Don’t worry. All five of these sessions will be offered again during the National Summit giving you more choices in your educational selections.
Catalyzing Early Stage Capital
featuring Oklahoma and Wyoming
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Early stage capital is one of the key drivers for job creation and private investment. In Oklahoma and Wyoming, creative new approaches are being employed that catalyze early stage capital opportunities. These models are replicable throughout the country. Join two top experts to learn about these cutting edge approaches to catalyzing early stage capital in your community.
Speaker(s)
  • Robert Heard, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cimarron Capital Partners, LLC
  • Christina Kappaz, Associate, Cimarron Capital Partners, LLC
  • Diane Sontum, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, The Local Crowd, LLC
  • Kim Vincent, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, The Local Crowd, LLC
Creative Performing Arts Financings
featuring Denver and Sacramento
Arts & Culture
Performing arts as an economic development and revitalization strategy has become all the rage. Throughout the country, progressive communities like Denver and Sacramento are pushing the envelope on creative performing arts financings. Using the capital markets tools like 501(c)(3) bonds and structured lending, these projects are making a big impact locally. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn firsthand how leaders in California and Colorado are using the development finance toolbox to drive performing arts.
Speaker(s)
Growing Local Food Systems through Finance
featuring Maine and Pennsylvania
Green Infrastructure & Environment
Rebuilding and reconstructing a comprehensive food system is a big project. But many states and cities are making investments in food systems that are transforming both access to food and the development of local food initiatives. The development of food finance strategies is trending nationally, and States and the private sector have demonstrated how food systems are a prime target for investment. Join our speakers for a timely and informative discussion on growing the local food system through finance.
Speaker(s)
  • Joseph Bute, Managing Partner, Hollymead Capital
  • Sally Garand, Commercial Loan Officer, Finance Authority of Maine
Hotel Revitalization in the Heartland
featuring Texas and Wisconsin
Rural
Historic hotels in communities throughout the country are in high demand and they pose a big financing challenge. To make matters worse, these projects often present environmental, property and partnership challenges. But in Texas and Wisconsin, two communities have made significant progress by utilizing the development finance toolbox and creative approaches. Join Texarkana and Green Bay to learn about their approach to rural heartland hotel revitalization.
Speaker(s)
  • Kate Crowley, Principal, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • John Hoffman, Managing Director, Miller Cooper
  • David Orr, Director of Planning & Community Development, City of Texarkana
  • Jerry Sparks, Economic Development Director, City of Texarkana
Models for Successful District Financing
featuring Detroit and Maryland
Revitalization
District based financing, such as tax increment and special assessment, is one of the most popular development finance solutions across the country. Every state authorizes some form of targeted district financing, and no place does it better than Detroit and cities throughout Maryland. With trends showing that district based financing is as strong as it’s ever been, now is the time for your community to get into the game. Learn how from the experts in Detroit and Maryland.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Thomas Himler, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Prince George's County Government
  • Jennifer Kanalos, Director of Brownfield Redevelopment, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Peter Shapiro, Executive Direcor, Revenue Authority of Prince George's County
Thu 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Sessions
The following four breakout sessions will each be given twice. Each panel will present for 45 minutes and then reset for new attendees. So attend the first half of one session and finish in a second. Just another way that CDFA offers more development finance education offerings at the National Summit.
Creative Access to Capital Solutions
featuring Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Access to capital remains a critical challenge for minority and woman owned businesses and entrepreneurs. However, forward thinking development finance agencies in Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are removing these barriers with creative access to capital solutions. Trying to address these same challenges? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best.
Moderator(s)
  • Ken Holub, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
Speaker(s)
Enticing Investors in P3 Deals
featuring California
Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
The U.S. public private partnership model continues to emerge and strengthen. However, enticing investors continues to be one of the most challenging aspects of the deal structure. Our experts will show that attracting investors to creative P3 deals is very achievable with the right strategy and qualified partners. Still skeptical? Join this distinguished panel of practitioners to learn about complex P3 deals in California that were able to attract significant investment.
Moderator(s)
  • Patrick Ray, Program Manager, Arizona Industrial Development Authority
Speaker(s)
Game Changing Revitalization Approaches
featuring California and Colorado
Revitalization
Every once in a while a development finance agency implements a revitalization program or strategy that changes the game. In California, Colorado, and Ohio creative revitalization approaches are being employed in ways not seen before. From impact funds in Colorado and reinvestment strategies in Southwest Ohio to the effective utilization of EB-5 in California, the emergence of these unique approaches cannot be ignored. Join this great panel to learn how you can change the game in your state.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Michael G Homeier Esq., Founding Shareholder, The Law Office Of Micheal G. Homeier, PC
  • Wyatt Jones, Senior Commercial Lender, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Transformative Revitalization Projects
featuring Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee
Revitalization
Revitalization is all about transformative impacts, and Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee leading the way with their financing approaches. These three cities have proven that revitalization, fueled by financing, can make transformative change in the community. Big or small cities alike can learn from these three stellar examples. Want to learn more? Join Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee to hear about their approach.
Speaker(s)
  • Grant Chromy, Relationship Manager, Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation
  • Ryan Hagerty, Project Manager, SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Sue Hounsel, Economic Development District Manager, City of Dallas
  • John Markowitz, Director of Treasury Services, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • David Misky, Assistant Executive Director, City of Milwaukee
Thu 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace
Marketplace
The CDFA Brownfields Marketplace is free brownfields financing technical assistance service offered by CDFA through the U.S EPA. The Marketplace was created with an understanding that it’s often difficult to bring the public- and private-sectors together in the same place, and harder still to have each engage in an open discussion about brownfield projects. The Marketplace is an open forum that connects communities looking to finance brownfield redevelopment projects with development financiers and brownfield project experts. Through the Marketplace, communities can engage in open discussion with experts, get answers to their financing questions, and come away with a better understanding of the resources available for their redevelopment projects. For the live National Summit CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace, communities are asked to prepare a brief presentation on their redevelopment project and present it to our technical assistance partners in exchange for financing recommendations. All communities ae welcomed and invited to present in the Marketplace.
Thu 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
The following four breakout sessions will each be given twice. Each panel will present for 45 minutes starting at 2:30 PM and then reset for new attendees. So attend the first half of one session and finish in a second. Just another way that CDFA offers more development finance education offerings at the National Summit.
Creative Access to Capital Solutions
featuring Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Access to capital remains a critical challenge for minority and woman owned businesses and entrepreneurs. However, forward thinking development finance agencies in Illinois, Maryland, and Pennsylvania are removing these barriers with creative access to capital solutions. Trying to address these same challenges? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
Enticing Investors in P3 Deals
featuring California
Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
The U.S. public private partnership model continues to emerge and strengthen. However, enticing investors continues to be one of the most challenging aspects of the deal structure. Our experts will show that attracting investors to creative P3 deals is very achievable with the right strategy and qualified partners. Still skeptical? Join this distinguished panel of practitioners to learn about complex P3 deals in California that were able to attract significant investment.
Moderator(s)
  • Patrick Ray, Program Manager, Arizona Industrial Development Authority
Speaker(s)
Game Changing Revitalization Approaches
featuring California and Colorado
Revitalization
Every once in a while a development finance agency implements a revitalization program or strategy that changes the game. In California, Colorado, and Ohio creative revitalization approaches are being employed in ways not seen before. From impact funds in Colorado and reinvestment strategies in Southwest Ohio to the effective utilization of EB-5 in California, the emergence of these unique approaches cannot be ignored. Join this great panel to learn how you can change the game in your state.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Michael G Homeier Esq., Founding Shareholder, The Law Office Of Micheal G. Homeier, PC
  • Wyatt Jones, Senior Commercial Lender, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Transformative Revitalization Projects
featuring Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee
Revitalization
Revitalization is all about transformative impacts, and Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee leading the way with their financing approaches. These three cities have proven that revitalization, fueled by financing, can make transformative change in the community. Big or small cities alike can learn from these three stellar examples. Want to learn more? Join Boston, Dallas, and Milwaukee to hear about their approach.
Speaker(s)
  • Grant Chromy, Relationship Manager, Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation
  • Ryan Hagerty, Project Manager, SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Sue Hounsel, Economic Development District Manager, City of Dallas
  • John Markowitz, Director of Treasury Services, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • David Misky, Assistant Executive Director, City of Milwaukee
Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Gathering – The Best of CDFA Networking
Networking
The CDFA 30th National Development Finance Summit will feature a new event called “The Gathering” focused on relaxed, interactive, and engaging networking after a long day of development finance learning. Come for the networking, stay for the drinks!

The Gathering will feature the highly interactive “Ask an Expert” offering. During “Ask an Expert”, the development finance industry’s leading minds will be available for one-on-one project consulting. Interested in finding out if your project qualifies for bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, or public-private partnership? Then join us for “Ask an Expert”.

The Gathering will also feature CDFA’s popular “Technology Showcases”. These interactive and informal sessions feature short discussions and demonstrations of leading development finance technologies. The demos are given in the exhibit hall to allow for informal interaction and engagement. The “Technology Showcases” started four years ago and have become a permanent and highly popular National Summit feature.

The Gathering will conclude with the popular “Drinks with Toby”, which is your chance to meet with CDFA’s President & CEO. Added to the National Summit program in 2012, “Drinks with Toby” is to chat with Toby and learn how to get engaged. Or, just enjoy a drink! Join us for The Gathering. We promise you’ll have a great time!
Thu 6:30 PM
New Orleans Dining Adventures
Networking
Dining in New Orleans is an unforgettable experience. New Orleans is rife with highly trained, world-class chefs who excel in all areas of cuisine. CDFA has secured several reservations at exclusive New Orleans restaurants on Thursday, November 3 for groups of 4-8 National Summit attendees.

**Details on Restaurants Coming Soon**
To participate in CDFA’s Dining Adventures, indicate your interest in the program when you register for the CDFA National Summit.

Most reservations will occur at 7:00 PM. Please arrive in the hotel lobby 30 minutes prior to your reservation time so that CDFA can help assemble your dinner group. All participants are required to pay for their own meal and transportation to and from the restaurant.
Thu 9:00 PM
Beads on the Bourbon Street Balcony
Networking
It’s a celebration that could only happen in New Orleans! End the night toasting to 30 great CDFA National Summits with a party on the Bourbon Street Balcony of the Astor Crowne Plaza - New Orleans French Quarter. Enjoy a drink and throw some beads down to the local crowd. Don’t miss this New Orleans tradition to commemorate CDFA’s 30th annual gathering.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fri 8:00 AM
Registration
Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Networking
Fri 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
SSBCI Strategy & Future Funding Sources
General
For the past five years CDFA has mobilized and led the SSBCI Coalition with growing success. CDFA has become the voice of SSBCI on Capitol Hill and has worked diligently to trumpet this great federal program. With the program coming to an end next year, CDFA has made the strategic decision to actively support the continuation of the SSBCI network as we work towards extended authorization and a new round of funding. Please join CDFA and the SSBCI Coalition as we discuss strategies and our next steps for 2016 and beyond.
Fri 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
Attendees can choose from one of the following five breakout sessions. Unable to attend one of these five? Don’t worry. All five of these sessions will be offered again during the National Summit giving you more choices in your educational selections.
Collaborative Green Financings
featuring Alaska and South Carolina
Green Infrastructure & Environment
Did you now that Alaska and South Carolina are leaders of green infrastructure and environmental financing best practices? You do now! Want to learn more? Green financings are all about partnerships, and Alaska and South Carolina are two shining examples that will motivate your development finance agency to think green. Join these cutting-edge leaders for a discussion that is sure to spur projects in your community.
Speaker(s)
  • Peter Byford, Program Senior Manager, Tax Advantage Group LLC
  • Michael Catsi, Economic Development Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities
Models for Successful District Financing
featuring Detroit and Maryland
Revitalization
District based financing, such as tax increment and special assessment, is one of the most popular development finance solutions across the country. Every state authorizes some form of targeted district financing, and no place does it better than Detroit and cities throughout Maryland. With trends showing that district based financing is as strong as it’s ever been, now is the time for your community to get into the game. Learn how from the experts in Detroit and Maryland.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Thomas Himler, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Prince George's County Government
  • Jennifer Kanalos, Director of Brownfield Redevelopment, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • Peter Shapiro, Executive Direcor, Revenue Authority of Prince George's County
Rural Revitalization
featuring Kansas and New York
Rural
Rural America is experiencing a renaissance. Pittsburg, KS and Wyandanch, NY are shining examples of rural revitalization. Using unique approaches and the comprehensive development finance toolbox, these communities are proving that rural investment is both achievable and practical. Are you a rural community looking for financing solutions or a private sector player that wants to support the rural renaissance? Don’t miss Pittsburg and Wyandanch’s stories!
Stoking the Manufacturing Renaissance
featuring New York City and Wisconsin
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Manufacturing and industrial development is surging throughout the country, and Wisconsin and New York City are leading the pack. Wisconsin is on pace to issue over 30 industrial development bonds, and New York City has unveiled a new industrial development lending program that is driving investment in the city. Are you looking to invest in a manufacturing strategy in your community? Join New York City and leaders in Wisconsin for this game changing session.
Speaker(s)
Targeted Health, Housing, & Education Finance Solutions
featuring Illinois, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
Health & Higher Education
Non-profits serving veterans, seniors and charter schools all have very different financing needs. However, the toolbox for supporting non-profit development is deep and robust. In Illinois, South Carolina, and Wisconsin these non-profits are seeing significant attention and their success stories prove that this financing model works. Join this panel of experts to discuss financings for non-profits serving veterans, seniors and charter schools. You just might walk away with a plan for your local non-profits.
Speaker(s)
Fri 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Breakout Sessions
Attendees can choose from one of the following four breakout sessions.
Energy Savings & Conservation Finance Programs
featuring Pennsylvania and Vermont
Green Infrastructure & Environment
Over the past several years, development finance agencies have demonstrated leadership in the energy financing space, and Pittsburgh, PA and Vermont are prime examples. Through energy savings and conservation financing programs, these development finance leaders are showing that financing green infrastructure is both achievable and a great investment. Why isn’t your development finance agency doing the same? Check in with our panel to learn how to start today!
Speaker(s)
  • Jeni Cooper, Community Development Loan Officer, Bridgeway Capital, Inc.
  • Thomas Porter, Director of Commercial Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Exploring Museum Financings
featuring Houston and Washington, DC
Arts & Culture
Museums are big attractions in communities throughout the country. They provide jobs, entertainment, and investment and can be a catalyst for secondary redevelopment. In Houston and Washington, DC two new museums are driving unique urban revitalizing efforts. And the development finance toolbox is the key to these amazing deals. Join top finance experts from DC and Texas to learn more and explore museum financings.
Speaker(s)
P3 for Critical Infrastructure
featuring New Jersey, California, and Michigan
Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
Municipalities throughout the country continue to struggle with financing critical infrastructure such as community buildings, fire stations and water systems. However, the emerging U.S.-based P3 model is making great strides in addressing these challenges. In New Jersey, California and Michigan, three creative projects show how municipal infrastructure P3 financing can be achieved regardless of community size. Is your community trying to finance critical infrastructure? Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best in P3 financing.
Speaker(s)
Transformative Rural Real Estate Financings
featuring Ohio and Wyoming
Rural
Healthcare has the power to transform rural communities and remains a major development finance priority throughout the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made great strides in this space as two key projects in Basin, WY and Massillon, OH prove. Through creative financings and comprehensive partnerships, these transformative projects are using healthcare as the catalyst in rural communities.
Speaker(s)
  • Richard Hoffpauir, Community Programs Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Corey Young, Community Programs State Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Fri 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Transformative Transportation Finance Town Hall
featuring Kansas City and Illinois
General
Development finance agencies in cities and states throughout the country are pioneering innovative financing models and strategies to support transportation infrastructure. Transportation drives economic development, revitalization, business and industry, and creates expanded opportunities for the entire community. Modern transportation helps improve the health of cities and it creates a more efficient way to support sustainability. Nowhere can transformative transportation development be seen better than in Kansas City and Illinois. Like many of their peers, these leaders are using development finance as the catalyst for a transportation infrastructure resurgence. The future of transportation development is bright. To close out the 30th National Development Finance Summit, CDFA will host a special Transformational Transportation Finance Town Hall featuring projects and stories from Kansas and Illinois. During this session, audience attendees will be called upon to discuss, debate, and network on the future of transportation finance.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Rich Frampton, Executive Vice President, Illinois Finance Authority
  • Russ Johnson, Principal, Motion Practical
  • Doug Stone, Attorney, Lewis Rice LLC
  • Frederick Werner, National Project Finance Manager, Federal Highway Administration Office of Innovative Program Delivery