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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter - August 2015
August 19, 2015
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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Exploring the Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Economy Drivers
Three case studies explore transporation-led economic development projects in Vermont, Alabama, and Oregon. The case studies provide examples in which Regional Development Organizations are uniquely positioned to carry out regional transportation projects that improve access to jobs and spur regional economic growth.

OR Firm Gets Investment to Advance Ag Biomass Market
According to Capital Ag Press, Pacific Ag. received a $7 million investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners to advance growth. Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners is a $154 million fund licensed as a rural business investment company by the USDA.

Jobs Return to OR with NMTC Investment
According to 3BL Media, the National Community Investment Fund (NCIF) recently partnered with three additional Community Development Entities (CDEs) to provide $20 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) funding to support business expansion into rural and underserved Oregon.

$1.2M for Nonprofits Working to Strengthen Rural Communities
The Safe and Sound Rural Housing Rehabilitation or Replacement program will help recipient organizations fund the cost of bringing substandard rural homes up to housing codes. According to Market Watch, 50 rural homes will be rehabbed or replaced in five regions to help create communities that are unique and inviting investment opportunities.

Upcoming Events

2015 CDFA Oregon Conference
October 15, 2015
Join CDFA and Business Oregon for the third annual Oregon Financing Roundtable Conference on October 15, 2015. This one-day conference 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 Oregon economy.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Releases Annual Volume Cap Report
CDFA is pleased to announce the release of the Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of 2014 Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends. The report provides complete data of the use of volume cap and the issuance of cap-subject private activity bonds nationwide and is featured in The Bond Buyer. Read the Annual Volume Cap Report and explore CDFA's interactive and searchable National Volume Cap Map.

Oregon News

Meyer Memorial Trust Announces $5.6M in Grants
The Dalles Chronicle | Jul. 31 | Economic Development | State Finance Program

US Infrastructure Financing Needs to Change Track
Financial News | Aug. 11 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

5 Rural Oregon Renewable Energy Projects Receives $83K from USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development | Aug. 11 |

Business Oregon Creates Loan Program to Help the Growth of Small Manufacturers
Business Oregon | Aug. 11 |

The Rise of Green Bonds, Explained
City Lab | Aug. 11 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Are Governments 'Paying for Failure' with Social Impact Bonds?
GOVERNING | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

News Brief: State Tax Credits
Novogradac | Aug. 6 | Tax Credits

Senators Stabenow, Peters, Shaheen Introduce SSBCI Extension
CDFA | Jul. 31 | Access to Capital | Federal | Legislative | State Finance Program | State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Can Crowdfunding Level the Playing Field for Investment?
Next City | Jul. 29 | Crowdfunding | Innovation Finance

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: New Investments with New Market Tax Credits
CDFA | Jul. 27 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Tax Credits

House Subcommittee Held Hearing on Reauthorizing EPA Brownfields Program
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee | Jul. 20 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Legislative | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

CDFA Launches Brownfields Project Response Team Site Visit in Texarkana, TX
CDFA | Jul. 16 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | CDFA Original Research


Roundtable Partner

Business Oregon

Annual Roundtable Sponsor

KeyBanc Capital Markets Portland Development Commission

For information about sponsoring the CDFA Oregon 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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