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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2015
March 18, 2015
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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter


City of Spokane Selected for U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Pilot
The City of Spokane, WA was selected for a 2015 Area Wide Planning grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The grant will help support the existing Hillyard neighborhoods.

$15B Transportation Package Clears First Test
The $15 billion package that would fund transportation projects in Washington state cleared its first test. According to Washington State Wire, the package, which was not subject to the two-thirds requirement based on Lt. Gov. Brad Owen's ruling, passed the senate on a 27-22 vote.

2014 Biennial Report: Local Infrastructure Financing Tool Program
Washington's Department of Commerce issued this report detailing nine municipalities' participation in the LIFT program.

Washington Rural Made
As a part of the USDA's commitment to strengthening rural economies, a state-by-state "Made in Rural America" report has been released for each state. Each state's fact sheet highlights specific USDA investments in rural businesses, manufacturing, energy, water, and other infrastructure development.

Upcoming Events

Intro Food Systems Finance WebCourse
March 25-26, 2015
The Intro Food Systems Finance WebCourse 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.

CDFA Spotlight

Announcing the CDFA Scholarship Program Presented by PFM
The CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by Public Financial Management, Inc., is designed to support members and non-members who cannot afford the cost of registration fees. Scholarships are available for several different types of CDFA events, including the National Summit, CDFA Training Institute Courses, and State Roundtable Conferences. View the scholarship application to learn more about requirements and available scholarships.

Washington News

State's $600 billion IT Industry Main Driver for Economic Growth
Business Journal | Mar. 18 | Economic Development

$110M in Financing Approved by WSHFC
Washington State Housing Finance Commission | Mar. 18 | Economic Development | State Finance Program

Could Obama Budget Kill Arenas in Milwaukee and Seattle?
Sonic Rising | Mar. 17 | Bond Finance | Legislative

Cap-and-Trade: a Broader Tax Based on Energy Consumption
Washington State Wire | Mar. 13 | Access to Capital | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | State Finance Program

SEC Official Eyes Accounting Mandate for Municipal Issuers
Reuters | Mar. 11 | Bond Finance | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

EPA Selects 20 Communities for Brownfield Grants to Revitalize Communities
U.S. EPA | Mar. 4 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

CDFA Announces Brownfields Project Marketplace
CDFA | Mar. 3 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing

Mixed Reviews on Disclosing Tax Incentives
Governing | Feb. 27 | Economic Development

iFOS Awarded EPA Grant Monitoring and Technical Assistance 5-Year Contract
PR Newswire | Feb. 24 | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Investing in Manufacturing Community Partnership (IMCP) Application Strategy Session
CDFA | Feb. 20 | Federal

Obama Proposes Higher Funding for Brownfields
Smart Growth America | Feb. 20 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Legislative

CDFA Announces Brownfields Financing Toolkit
CDFA | Feb. 19 | Brownfield Financing | CDFA Original Research


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