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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter - April 2016
April 20, 2016
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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Parkdale, OR Sanitary District Receives $2.68M from USDA
The Parkdale Sanitary District in Oregon's upper Hood River Valley is receiving a $1.51 million loan and a $1.17 million grant from the USDA to upgrade its 40-year-old wastewater collection and treatment system.

Canby, OR Voters to Decide on $58.7M Bond Measure
Canby, OR, voters and other residents of Clackamas County will vote on a $58.7 million emergency radio replacement bond on May 17th. The bond would finance the conversion of the analog radio system to digital technology.

Business Oregon Grants $50M in Seismic Safety Upgrades
Business Oregon has allotted $50.3 million in grants for seismic safety upgrades at 41 schools. The grant funds were originally capitalized through a $175 million bond issuance in 2015.

Clackamas Co., OR Partnership Ratifes Riverwalk Development
Metro Council will join Oregon City, Clackamas County and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in a partnership to build the Riverwalk. The $25 million project will be financed through local bond issuances and state lottery-backed bonds.

Oregon Legislature Boosts Brownfield Cleanups
The Oregon Legislature has passed House Bill 4084, which enables local governments to adopt a special property tax assessment on brownfields land, or a property tax exemption to brownfield property through a tax abatement.

Kresge Community Finance RFP
Kresge Community Finance is a $30 million program-related investment finance offering to certified CDFIs and quasi-public or private DFAs. The foundation will select applications through a competitive Request-for-Proposals (RFP).

Upcoming Events

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Reaching Your Redevelopment Goals With Revolving Loan Funds
Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30pm EST
Join CDFA, EPA, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss the key features of a successful Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund and the commonalities and challenges associated with implementing this underutilized financing resource. Learn how even the most challenged or understaffed communities can implement Revolving Loan Fund loans and sub-grants. 

CDFA Oregon Conference
November 17, 2016 - Portland, OR
Join the CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable for the fourth annual conference on November 17, 2016. 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 Oregon economy. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2016 CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Conference.

CDFA Spotlight

Announcing the Continuation of Scholarship Program Presented by PFM
The CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by Public Financial Management, Inc., is designed to support members and non-members who cannot afford the cost of registration fees. Scholarships are available for several different types of CDFA events, including the National Summit, CDFA Training Institute Courses, and State Roundtable Conferences. View the scholarship application to learn more about requirements and available scholarships.

Oregon News

Oregon Capitol On-Track for $50M Renovation
East Oregonian | Apr. 14 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | State Finance Program

California & Oregon Partner to Remove Dams
The Bond Buyer | Apr. 14 | Bond Finance | Green Finance | State Finance Program

Governor Brown Includes SSBCI in Speech to City Club
The Bulletin | Mar. 25 | Federal | State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) | U.S. Dept. of Treasury

Enterprise Zone Expiration Adds $60M to Hermiston, OR
East Oregonian | Mar. 18 | Economic Development | Incentives

To TIF or Not to TIF
WYPR | Mar. 16 | CDFA Original Research | Incentives | Local Finance Program | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)


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

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Columbus, OH 43215
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