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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter - June 2017
June 28, 2017
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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Jacksonville, FL, Approves Incentives for $90M Redevelopment
The Downtown Investment Authority in Jacksonville, Florida, signed on for plans to redevelop the Laura Street Trio and Barnett Building where the developers expect to spend around $90 million on the overall project.

Gov. Scott Breaks Out $85M 'Tool Kit' to Lure Companies to FL
Gov. Rick Scott, Florida, received a bill negotiated during the final hours of a special legislative session that will give him $85 million to try to boost economic development in Florida.

FL Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bipartisan Bill to Expand Solar Incentives
Florida Governor Rick Scott Senate Bill 90, a measure that will expand tax breaks for renewable energy sources like solar panels on commercial and industrial buildings. The bill extends renewable-energy tax breaks already given to residential properties and exempts a percentage of the assessed value of renewable installations from property taxes.

FL Doubles Brownfield Cleanup and Redevelopment Tax Credits
Innovative Florida environmental site cleanup and brownfield programs received a boost as the 2017 regular session of the Florida Legislature concluded. New legislation will add flexibility and quicken the pace of petroleum and drycleaner site cleanup.

How Tampa, FL Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown
Tampa's long-dormant downtown has been reinvented thanks to decades of civic building and a timely boost from a big-thinking businessman and a billionaire's investment fund. 

Provident Using Tax-Exempt Bonds and P3 Financing to Develop Projects
After 18 years in business, Baton Rouge-based Provident Resources Group, a nonprofit development and management company that has been involved in everything from housing for college students to correctional facilities in North Carolina, is changing its focus and developing hotels.

Florida Community Loan Fund Closes on NMTC Project
Florida Community Loan Fund provided $20 million in NMTC allocation for the Armature Works project. U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation and USAmeriBank are investors on the project. The developer is SoHo Capital.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Summer School
August 7 - 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program.

CDFA Florida Conference
September 28, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join the CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference hosted at the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization. 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 Florida economy going forward.


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Florida Development Finance Corporation Florida Redevelopment Association

Venue Sponsor

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Premium Sponsor

First American Bank GrayRobinson

Supporting Sponsor

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Florida Community Loan Fund

For information about sponsoring the Florida Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement or contact CDFA.

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private and non-profit entities alike. For more information about CDFA, visit www.cdfa.net or e-mail info@cdfa.net.

Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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