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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter - June 2015
June 24, 2015
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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter


2015 CDFA FL Roundtable at the Walt Disney World® - Coronado Springs Resort
Join us this year for our two-day FL Roundtable held at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Great information and an excellent location; this event is a must attend for economic developers and borrowers alike.

Judge's Ruling Clears Tracks for FL Train Bonds
According to The Bond Buyer, a federal judge denied requests by two Florida counties seeking to block the issuance of $1.75 billion in private activity bonds for a private passenger train project, All Aboard Florida.

Local Projects Help FL Win Award for Economic Impact Success
Area Magazine awarded The Silver Shovel for economic impact and significant job creation to Florida and its state economic development arm, Enterprise Florida Inc.

4 Things to Know About Equity Crowdfunding in FL
The Jacksonville Business Journal provides four tips for Florida businesses considering equity crowdfunding, which was recently legalized by state lawmakers.

Upcoming Events

2015 CDFA Florida Conference
August 5 - 6, 2015
Join CDFA for the second annual Florida Financing Roundtable Conference on August 5-6, 2015. This two-day conference will focus on the use of bond financing to support infrastructure, energy, redevelopment, non-profits, manufacturing and transit. In addition, economic development finance experts and leaders from around the state will discuss innovative development finance tools and projects, emerging resources and approaches, and how these methods can catalyze investment in the Florida economy.

CDFA is excited to partner with FDFC to host this specialized initiative for the economic development and project finance professionals in the state. The conference will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort, FL and is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2015 CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Conference.

CDFA Spotlight

The Phone Call That Could Help Governments' Credit Ratings
GOVERNING writes on CDFA's recent webcast on municipal credit ratings. Representatives from the Big Three credit rating agencies were guest on CDFA's webcast and provided audience with insight of the rating industry.

Florida News

Ruling on Village Center CDD Bonds Won't Apply Retroactively
The Bond Buyer | Jun. 23 | Bond Finance | Economic Development

All Aboard Florida Gets More Time to Sell Bonds
The Palm Beach Post | Jun. 23 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Senate Version of Passenger Rail Bill Introduced
Railway Track & Structures | Jun. 22 | Access to Capital | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

A Marathon is Born by Crowdfunding
Runner's World | Jun. 19 | Crowdfunding

Lee County Commissioners Approve $300K for New Jobs
News-Press.com | Jun. 17 | Economic Development | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

Enroll Now! CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace
CDFA | Jun. 12 | Access to Capital | Bond Finance | Brownfield Financing | Community Development | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Rural Development | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Redevelopment Approved in Southern St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Times | Jun. 3 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Senators Push Bill Updating Brownfields Program
The Hill | Jun. 3 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Legislative

FL Agency to Consider Approving Train Bonds Amid Questions
The Bond Buyer | Jun. 3 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

CDFA Announces Brownfields Project Response Team Recipient
CDFA | Jun. 2 | Brownfield Financing

AAF Wants PABs Sold for FL. Rail Project in June Despite Litigation
The Bond Buyer | Jun. 1 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

EPA Announces $54.3M to Assess and Cleanup Brownfields
US EPA | Jun. 1 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EB-5 Contributed $3.58B to US GDP and Supported Over 41K Jobs
IIUSA | May. 29 | EB-5 Visa | Member News

A New Push to Make Brownfield Cleanup More Affordable
Sustainable City Network | May. 28 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development | Legislative | Tax Credits

Brevard OKs $13.7M in Incentives for Two Space Firms
Florida Today | May. 28 | Access to Capital | Economic Development | Local Finance Program

Florida Expressway Authority Plans $193M Ban Deal
The Bond Buyer | May. 27 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance


Roundtable Partner

Florida Development Finance Corporation

Conference Founding Sponsor

Stifel Nicolaus

Conference Premium Sponsor

City of North Port

Conference Supporting Sponsor

Florida Business Development Corporation

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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