Development Finance Review Weekly - February 16, 2017
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Opportunities and Advancements in Water Finance
February 21, 2017
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CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 24, 2017
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Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
March 1 - 2, 2017
Daily: 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Financing Brownfields with Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
March 9, 2017
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Exploring the Impact of GASB 77
March, 14, 2017
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2017 CDFA Pennsylvania Financing Roundtable Webinar
March 22. 2017
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2017 CDFA Michigan Financing Roundtable Webinar
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April 5, 2017

Intro Incentives WebCourse
April 5 - 6, 2017
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Is There a New Markets Tax Credit Surplus?
April 18, 2017
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April 20, 2017

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Columbia, SC
April 25, 2017

CDFA Illinois Conference
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May 2, 2017

Intro Tax Increment Finance WebCourse
May 10 - 11, 2017
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CDFA Colorado Conference
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May 16, 2017

CDFA Texas Webinar: Financing Programs to Support Rural Development
May 17. 2017
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June 7, 2017

Intro Food Systems Finance WebCourse
June 7 - 8, 2017
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August 7 - 11, 2017

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course
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August 7, 2017

Intro Bond Finance Course
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August 8 - 9, 2017

Intro Brownfields Finance Course
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Intro Energy & Water Finance Course
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August 10 - 11, 2017

Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course
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August 10 - 11, 2017

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September 7, 2017

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September 28, 2017

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Caucus Asks to Work With Trump on Infrastructure, Tax Reform Legislation
Bipartisan caucus of lawmakers wants to meet with President Trump on developing consensus tax reform, infrastructure legislation.

Does a Management Contract Equal Private Business Use?
The IRS revised guidelines for management contracts with private contractors in January to address questions municipalities have been asking regarding the 10% "private business use" since the original guidelines were issued in August 2016. The new guidelines are more detailed.

Incentives and Equitable Economic Development
There are literally thousands of state and local incentive programs, many of which are – at least on paper – intended to help people in need or places that have been left behind. Here are several ways in which incentives are designed to achieve the goals of inclusive and equitable economic development.

NJ EDA Programs to Enhance Commercial Corridors in Growth Zones
The Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) acted today to expand support of small business growth in Garden State Growth Zones (GSGZs) through the creation of the Business Lease Incentive (BLI) and Business Improvement Incentive (BII) programs.

Timing of Annual Financial Disclosures
The MSRB's report finds that the majority of issuers had a commitment date of 180 days or 270 days from the end of the issuer's fiscal year. Over the last several years, the number of commitments of 180 days has generally decreased while there has been an upward trend in commitments of 270 days.

Exploring How US Cities Have Successfully Assisted Entrepreneurs
A new report suggests new business formation has hit historic lows. Here's how four cities are trying to help new owners open doors.

Upcoming Events
Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

TIF Jurisdiction, Future Projects Among County Officials' Annexation Concerns
Officials say existing Monroe County, Ind., tax increment financing districts will remain under the jurisdiction of the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission even if the city annexes areas within them.

Support for Munis Seen on Capitol Hill; Tax Reform May Be Next Year
Two corporate executives and lobbyists told treasurers meeting here on Monday that they are hearing positive things about municipal bonds from legislative staffers, but a senior tax staffer from the Senate Finance Committee said tax reform may slip into 2018.

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.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
CDFA is excited to offer the Brownfields Project Marketplace as an opportunity for communities to receive free technical assistance related to the redevelopment and financing of brownfield projects. Join us online on February 23, to consult with financing professionals and brownfield project experts who can help identify potential resources for your brownfield project.

Upcoming Webcasts

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Opportunities and Advancements in Water Finance
February 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, learn from expert speakers as they discuss developments in the water finance space and how different financing mechanisms like bonds, RLFs, P3s, and other tools are being used to address today's water infrastructure projects.

This Week's Headlines

$1.4M Provided to Nine PA Revitalization Projects
PA DCED | Feb. 16 | Community Development | Infrastructure Finance

Greystone EB-5 Expands RC Reach
EIN News | Feb. 16 | EB-5 Visa | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

VA Extends Motion Picture Production Tax Credit
The Hampton Roads Business Journal | Feb. 16 | Tax Credits

NJ Lawmakers Clash on Sanctuary City Bill
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 16 | Legislative | State Finance Program

$20M of LIHTC's Support Strong Families Fund Developments
Housing Finance | Feb. 15 | Community Development | Tax Credits

Apartments Planned for Old Hattiesburg, MS High School
Hattiesburg American | Feb. 15 | Historic Preservation | Tax Credits

Bank of America Invested $4B in Community Development in 2016
Housing Finance | Feb. 15 | Community Development | Tax Credits

Surge of EDA Approvals for NJ's Angel Investor Tax Credit Program
New Jersey Economic Development Authority | Feb. 15 | Tax Credits | State Finance Program

Clayton Businesses Could Benefit From County Tax Credits
Clayton News-Daily | Feb. 14 | Local Finance Program | Tax Credits

Angel Fund Tax Credit Changes Approved by ND House
Prairie Business Magazine | Feb. 14 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance | Tax Credits

IRS Halts Rules, But Lawyers Hope for Some Muni Infrastructure Guidance
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 14 | Bond Finance | Federal | Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Munis Could be Caught Up in Revised CHOICE Act's Mandated SEC Reviews
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 14 | Bond Finance | Federal | Legislative

The Timeline of Tax Reform And the Danger For Munis
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 14 | Bond Finance | Federal | Legislative

Audit Shows MN's R&D Tax Credit Does Not Pay For Itself
Star Tribune | Feb. 14 | Incentives | Tax Credits

Innovate MN Campaign Launched to Support Technology
MN DEED | Feb. 14 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance

A Winning Strategy to Realize Maximum Incentive Benefits
Area Development | Feb. 13 | Incentives

Bills Introduced to Extend WA Film Incentives
Seattlepi | Feb. 13 | Incentives | Tax Credits

CALinnovates Study Shows Benefits of Broadband Policy and Investments
PR Newswire | Feb. 13 | Infrastructure Finance

P3 May Support Regional High Speed Rail in WA
Lens | Feb. 10 | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

TX' Biggest Tax Incentive Set to Double by 2022
Houston Chronicle | Feb. 10 | Incentives | Economic Development

OKC's Council Green Lights TIF for Wheeler District
The Oklahoman | Feb. 10 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | Infrastructure Finance | Economic Development

Lawmakers Look to Get Rid of Tax Incentives for Sports Teams in FL
WJGH | Feb. 10 | Legislative | Incentives

Iroquois County, IL Moves to Restart RLF Program
Iroquois County's Times-Republic | Feb. 9 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)


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Cover thumbnail Tax Increment Finance Best Practices Reference Guide 2nd Edition
The Tax Increment Finance Best Practices Reference Guide 2nd Edition addresses what TIF is, why it should be used and how best to apply the TIF tool. This guide highlights both TIF and special assessment projects across the country and how they can be applied to address common economic development issues.

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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.

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