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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter - October 2015
October 21, 2015
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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter


$930M Seattle Transportation Levy
A Seattle transportation levy would fund initiatives and provide leverage to obtain state and federal funds for the transportation network. Puget Sound Business Journal reports the funding would increase safety routes for pedestrians and cyclists, provide maintenance and repairs, and relieve congestion.

VC Funding Jumps 228 Percent for Seattle Area Tech Companies
According to Puget Sound Business Journal, venture capital firms have injected more money into the Seattle metro area's technology industry, which has fared far better than other industries during the third quarter. Through the third quarter of 2015, local venture funding for tech sector was $312.5 million.

Chinese Developer Sees Tacoma Tract's Upside
According to Seattle Times, a Chinese real-estate firm has signed an agreement with the City of Tacoma to build a residential and commercial project on a large, undeveloped downtown tract. This is the latest example of the EB-5 visa program financing development in the Seattle metro area.

State Tax Credit and Incentive Update - September 2015
The National Law Review breaks down the latest events in tax credits and incentives news by state. Topics covered include recipients, case law, legislative, regulative and gubernatorial updates.

Upcoming Events

CDFA National Development Finance Summit
Join CDFA in Charleston, South Carolina for the 2015 National Development Finance Summit! Hosted by the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA), the CDFA National Summit brings together the leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions.

Washington News

EPA Announces New RFP for FY16 Brownfield Grants
US EPA | Oct. 20 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Moody's Assigns AA3 Rating to Pierce County, WA Sewer Revenue Bonds
Moody's Investors Service | Oct. 20 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Mason County, WA to Get Help with Economic Development
Business Examiner | Oct. 20 | Economic Development

17 Metros Get Grants for Transit-Oriented Development
Next City | Oct. 20 | Economic Development | Infrastructure Finance

Affordable Housing Advocate Ramps Up Development Activity
Journal of Business | Oct. 19 | Community Development | Economic Development

At Five-Year Mark, SSBCI Closing in on Full Disbursement
ABA Banking Journal | Oct. 6 | State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) | U.S. Dept. of Treasury

Extension Program to Boost Rural Economics Earns Award
Washington State University | Oct. 5 | Rural Development

Regional Group to Submit Plan for $500M Economic Boost
PostStar.com | Oct. 1 | Economic Development | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Nearly $1.1B Unspent in Water Infrastructure Program
The Orange County Register | Sep. 28 | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

FL Courts Now Set to Weigh Two Competing Solar Ballots
Greentech Media | Sep. 16 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | State Finance Program


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