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June 22, 2017
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CDFA Summer School
Join CDFA this August in Minneapolis for Summer School, pick and choose your courses from a week-long series of training featuring the Fundamentals, Intro RLF, Intro Energy & Water, Intro Bond, and Intro Brownfields Finance Course. Register today to secure your place. Early bird rates end July 14.

Will It Soon Be Game over for Tax-Exempt Financing of Professional Sports Stadiums?
Public financing, including tax-exempt bond financing, of facilities used by professional sport teams has long been a controversial topic, with advocates and opponents disagreeing over whether the public benefits sufficiently to justify public subsidies.

NMTC Coalition Releases 2017 Progress Report
The New Markets Tax Credit Coalition has released its 2017 New Markets Tax Credit Progress Report, providing a survey of NMTC activities in 2016. The report documents the flexibility and impact of the NMTC in meeting the needs of the distressed communities where it is deployed.

IIUSA Committee Seeking Information on USCIS Site Visits
The IIUSA Best Practices Committee is collecting information from any Regional Centers that have experienced USCIS site visits at one or more of their project sites. If you have experienced a USCIS site visit, please reach out to Ashley Casey of IIUSA.

House Majority Endorses HTF Renewal through Tax Reform
More than half of all House members have urged the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee to ensure the future solvency of the Highway Trust Fund with new revenue that could be realized through tax reform.

US DOT Offers Guidance on P3s
A new DOT paper outlines 17 ways to engage the private sector, across three major phases of project development: planning, pre-procurement and post-procurement.

Call for Community and Economic Development Practitioners
The CDFI Fund is issuing a call for well-qualified personnel to serve as application Reviewers and Alternate Reviewers for the 2017 application round of the NMTC Program.

Indianapolis Consider $15.2M in Bonds for Downtown Projects
Indianapolis officials consider issuing bonds to contribute $15.2 million to two downtown development projects. As opposed to typical tax increment financing, the bonds would be so-called "developer-backed bonds," a financing vehicle being championed by the Hogsett administration.

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News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

Commentary: With the Trump Administration, `Strategic Patience' on Infrastructure May Be the Key
As we await details on the president's infrastructure program, the best approach is to study up on the alternatives -- and be patient.

Many MA Firm Have Yet to Get Their Advisors Qualified
As the deadline for municipal advisors to pass their qualification exam approaches, roughly 26% of registered firms have no advisors who have qualified, potentially leaving issuers with fewer firms on which to rely, according to regulators.

CDFA is proud to partner with The Bond Buyer as our Official Media Sponsor. Read more about this partnership and all of its benefits here.

Upcoming Webcasts

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Special Assessment Techniques for Transformative Community Improvements
July 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, our expert speakers will discuss new and innovative uses for special assessments and how this tool is poised for greater use nationwide.

USDA Rural Community Development Initiative + Grant Application Tips
July 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this special webinar from CDFA, learn from expert speakers and previous awardees as we discuss the RCDI program, how to apply, and recommendations for successful applications.

This Week's Headlines

OH Green Building Program Completes Project in Sycamore Township
Cincinnati Business Courier | Jun. 22 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Study Puts Coastside County, CA Recycled Water Costs at $5.2M
Half Moon Bay Review | Jun. 22 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

American Dream Bonds Price after Delays
The Bond Buyer | Jun. 22 | Bond Finance

Tax Credits Support Welford Sanders Loft Renovation in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Independent | Jun. 22 | Historic Preservation | Tax Credits

New MO Audit Examines Revenue Loss of Tax Credit Programs
Springfield News-Leader | Jun. 22 | Tax Credits

FL Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bipartisan Bill to Expand Solar Incentives
eNews Park Forest | Jun. 21 | Energy Finance | Incentives | Legislative

Gov. Scott Breaks Out $85M 'Tool Kit' to Lure Companies to FL
Miami Herald | Jun. 21 | Economic Development | Incentives | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

Corporate America Investing in Clean Energy Projects
Greentech Media | Jun. 21 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Incentives

VA Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs For First Time
WVTF | Jun. 21 | Economic Development | Energy Finance

Manitou Springs Awarded Creative District Designation
The Gazette | Jun. 20 | State Finance Program

MO Communities Awarded $1.2M for Infrastructure
Stl. News | Jun. 20 | Infrastructure Finance

Pooler, GA Officials OK Bond Issue for Senior Housing Community
Savannah Morning News | Jun. 20 | Bond Finance

WV Legislation Would Allow Workers to Keep Jobs Past Turnpike Bond Payoff
Charleston Gazette-Mail | Jun. 20 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

IN to Cancel Interstate P3 Contract
The Daily Reporter | Jun. 20 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Chester, PA Announces "Community-Based" P3
Next City | Jun. 19 | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

St. Louis County IDA Advances Millions in Bonds for Maryland Heights Ice Center
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jun. 14 | Bond Finance

Job & RFP Postings

Hiring: Executive Director - CRA of Memphis & Shelby County

New Additions to the Online Resource Database

HNEF Scorecard Presentation
Economic Development | Innovation Finance | Social Finance
Maggie Church from CLF Ventures presents on ways to measure the impact of investments in communities.

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The Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide provides an exploratory overview of how communities can use tax credit finance programs to support economic growth. This guide examines how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities, and explains the basics of tax credits and the fundamentals of using these tools.

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Columbus, OH 43215
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