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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter - November 2015
November 18, 2015
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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Venture Portland Awards Thousands in Grants for Development
The Portland Business Journal reports that Venture Portland has given out $36K in neighborhood grants for the fall and winter holiday season, bolstering small business and holiday retail activity.

Portland Passes the Nation's Strongest Fossil Fuel Restrictions
According to Think Progress, Portland City Council passed a resolution banning any new infrastructure that would transport or store fossil fuels within the City, or it's adjacent waterways.

Institutional Investors Enter Joint Venture to Push Wizer Block Project
The Portland Business Journal reports that Washington D.C. based Multi-Employer Property Trust will back the $103M Wizer Block Development, a three-building, mixed-use project to downtown Lake Oswego.

Portland City Council Takes Steps to Address Affordable Housing Crisis
The Portland Tribune reports that just three weeks after declaring an affordable housing crisis in Portland, the City Council unanimously approved leveraging existing TIF programs to increase funding for urban renewal by fifty percent.

Keybank Offers $13.8M Support to Oregon Affordable Housing Development
According to Justmeans, Keybank has announced it will be providing $13.8M to support the development of a 53-unit affordable housing complex in Eugene, OR.

Washington Co., OR Lays Groundwork for More Tech Development
Washington County Commissioners approved a nearly 1,100 acre urban renewal area for in north Hillsboro in order to create an industrial area that will attract high-tech jobs and firms.

CDFA Retains Lobbyist Eric Silva with New Firm
CDFA is pleased to announce the selection of North South Government Strategies (NSGS) as the Council's legislative representation on Capitol Hill. Eric Silva, Founding Partner with NSGS, will continue his work as CDFA's legislative representative.

Upcoming Events

Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse
The Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse will delve into the process of creating a PACE program for a community from start to finish. Over the span of two days, all the pieces of PACE financing are analyzed including the bond issuance needed, enhancing investor appeal, discerning the regulatory matters, the realm of market potential and more. In the long run, the lowered utility bills and increased local jobs from PACE financing will benefit residents and businesses.

Oregon News

Clean Energy Advocates File New Versions of Ballot Measures to Wean Oregon Off Coal
Portland Business Journal | Nov. 18 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | State Finance Program

Columbia River Gorge Project to Aid in Wind Power Modeling
Portland Business Journal | Nov. 17 | Energy Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

Partners for Rural Innovation Center
Headlight Herald | Nov. 11 | Rural Development

Portland Design Commission Approves Lloyd District Development
Portland Business Journal | Nov. 10 | Community Development | Economic Development

Eugene, OR Prepares to Purchase Land for Affordable Housing Complex
The Register-Guard | Nov. 9 | Community Development | Economic Development

Wyden, OR to Address Solar Tax Credit
East Oregonian | Nov. 2 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | State Finance Program

OR Startups, Investors Seek Fortune in Dublin
Portland Business Journal | Nov. 2 | Access to Capital

USDA Invests $210M in Renewable Energy, Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership
USDA.gov | Oct. 30 | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

U.S. Ports Awarded $44.3M in TIGER Loans from USDOT
The Maritime Executive | Oct. 30 | Economic Development | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Portland Wants to Use TIF Revenues for More Affordable Housing
The Portland Mercury | Oct. 29 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Portland Economic Development Study Informs First New Development Plan in 40 Years
The Forecaster | Oct. 23 | Community Development | Economic Development

Tillamook Small Business Development Center Receives $20K
Tillamook County Pioneer | Oct. 23 | Community Development | Economic Development

Impact Investments Leading the Next Wave of Development Finance Innovation
Dev Ex Impact | Oct. 22 | Federal | Foundations | Innovation Finance | International

S&P: Debt Financing of Infrastructure Could Hurt States' Credit
The Bond Buyer | Oct. 22 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | State Finance Program

Poll: No Consensus on Road Funding
The Bond Buyer | Oct. 22 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | State Finance Program

Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District Awarded USDA Grant
The Chronicle Online | Oct. 21 | Economic Development | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Rural Development

Portland SBA Office Loans $464M Last Year
Portland Business Journal | Oct. 21 | Access to Capital | U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

2015 CDFA Washington Conference
CDFA | Apr. 15 |


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