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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter - April 2015
April 15, 2015
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CDFA Washington Financing Roundtable Newsletter


OR and WA Push Ahead with Manufacturing Partnership
The federal Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership intends to accelerate manufacturing in the U.S. According to the Statesman Journal, the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership will allow for collaboration among northwest manufacturers to leverage federal funds.

$105M Financing for Eight Developments Approved by WSHFC
Seven new developments were funded to create new affordable housing projects. Financing was approved for the developments by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Funding Announced
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership program announced the second round of competition to select operators for MEP centers. Washington is one of the 12 primary states for funding under the program.

CERB Approved $1.7M in Public Investment
According to the Department of Commerce, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) approved $1.7 million for infrastructure development and economic feasibility studies in various cities and counties throughout the state.

Best Practices from Participating States: Partnering with CDFIs
This report by the U.S. Department of Treasury discusses CDFI's involvement in the SSBCI program. Best practices include those in California, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, and Washington.

Upcoming Events

2015 CDFA Washington Roundtable
October 13, 2015
Join CDFA on October 13, 2015 for the first annual Washington Financing Roundtable Conference as we focus on "Unlocking Development Finance in the Evergreen State." This one-day event will feature economic development finance experts and leaders from around the state discussing innovative development finance tools and projects, emerging resources and approaches, and how these methods can catalyze investment in the Washington economy.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Announces The Bond Buyer as Official Media Sponsor
CDFA is proud to recognize The Bond Buyer as our official media sponsor. This new partnership brings the collective expertise of CDFA and The Bond Buyer together to offer timely information to the development finance industry. As part of this partnership, CDFA members who are categorized as State or Local Issuer will be entitled to a special subscription discount to The Bond Buyer.

Washington News

Solar Energy in Oregon, Washington to Make Big Plans
Benzinga | Apr. 15 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Tax Credits

Division Traffic Triangle to Get $500K Makeover
The Spokesman-Review | Apr. 13 | Access to Capital | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

EB-5 Financing for Hotel Development
Hospitality Net | Apr. 13 | EB-5 Visa

Green Finance: Approach to Renewable Energy Retrofit
Seeking Alpha | Apr. 13 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

EPA Announces FY2015 Supplemental Funding for Brownfields RLF Grantees
US EPA | Apr. 6 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Spokane County Projects Worth $95M in House's Capital Budget
Spokesman-Review | Apr. 6 | State Finance Program

SEC Adopts Rules under Title IV of JOBS Act
Forbes | Mar. 30 | Access to Capital | Crowdfunding | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) | Federal

$34M for Pike Place Market Expansion Expected to Pass
The Seattle Times | Mar. 24 | Bond Finance | Economic Development | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Tax Credits

MSRB Increases Test Fees
MSRB | Mar. 23 | Bond Finance | Economic Development | Federal | Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)

EPA Announces Supplemental Funding for Brownfields RLF
US EPA | Mar. 23 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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


Conference Founding Sponsor

Kutak Rock LLP

For information about sponsoring the Washington 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.

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100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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