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Development Finance Review Weekly
August 10, 2017
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Rep. Larson Pitches $1.8T Infrastructure Bill
Rep. John Larson (D-CT) has announced that he will introduce a 10-year, $1.8 trillion infrastructure package funded by a carbon tax. The bill would also include a tax rebate to offset what would be an inevitable increase in the cost of carbon-based energy sources, and to provide transitional assistance to displaced workers in the coal industry.

Municipalities Experiencing Growing Pains with GASB 77
Several challenges exist for governments as they prepare to comply with GASB 77. The first challenge is how to interpret the broad definition of "tax abatements." The ambiguity caused by the definition has resulted in some governments scrambling to determine which incentives meet the criteria of a "tax abatement"

P3 Infrastructure Delivery: Principles for State Legislatures
This policy brief is designed to supplement existing National Conference of State Legislatures resources on P3s. Informed heavily by the NCSL Foundation Partnership on Multi-Sector P3s, this report attempts to connect concepts from the NCSL P3 Toolkit with real-world examples and developments in P3 enabling statutes.

Sen. Hatch Interview Concerns Muni Advocates
Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman off the Senate Finance Committee, recently stated in an interview that charitable donations and mortgage interest are the only two federal tax deductions that he can guarantee will survive under tax reform.

P3 Supports Development of World-Class Sports Park in Irvine, CA
Built on the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, the Sports Park is ultimately planned to be nearly twice the size of Disneyland and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the City of Irvine and Five Point's partnership (Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC).

Next Level Fund to Create Venture Capital for IN Entrepreneurs
The state's new Next Level Fund will invest up to $250 million over the next decade into a need Hoosier startups are starving for—venture capital. But the mechanics to make that happen still need to be worked out—and many entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have strong feelings about approaches the state should embrace and avoid.

Why Main Street Doesn't See More Historic Tax Credit Financing
One strategy to meet threat of possible elimination of the federal historic tax credit (HTC) is legislation both houses have introduced, the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act (HTCIA).

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New FL Passenger Train Service Delayed Again
All Aboard Florida has delayed the expected launch dates of its Brightline-branded passenger trains.

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: 2016 Volume Cap Report and Mid-Year Capital Markets Review
August 22, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA//BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we'll take a mid-year look at the capital markets, consider the financing trends that volume cap data is showing us, and discuss what you can expect during the last months of 2017.

Job & RFP Postings

RFI: Credit Enhancement, Direct Lending and Finance Programs - Finance Authority of Maine

This Week's Headlines

Leon County FL Launches PACE Program
Tallahassee Democrat | Aug. 10 | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Energy Finance

Jackson, MO; Cape Girardeau County Approve IDBs for SoutheastHEALTH
Southeast Missourian | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Erie County IDA Issuing Bonds for Charter School
The Buffalo News | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

$150M in State Bonds for Tahoe Reno Industrial Center Biofuels Plant
Northern Nevada Business Weekly | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

$6 Issuance Approved, Morgantown Industrial Park to Expand
The Dominion Post | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Newport News City Council Gives Ivy Tower Second Approval
Daily Press | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Texarkana, AR Backing Potential Cooper Project with Bonds
TireBusiness | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Millennials are Driving a $9T Change Towards Sustainable Investing
Business Insider | Aug. 10 | Green Finance | Energy Finance

Bill in Senate Would Withhold CDBGs from Sanctuary Cities
The Bond Buyer | Aug. 10 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Legislative | U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Affairs (HUD)

Bill Would Provide $1B of PABs for Coal Community Zones
The Bond Buyer | Aug. 10 | Access to Capital | Bond Finance | Legislative

Berks County IDA OKs $650M Bond Issue for Hospital Acquisition Project
Reading Eagle | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Top Ten TIF Misconceptions
Vorys | Aug. 10 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Capital Magnet Fund Application Now Available
CDFI Fund | Aug. 10 | Access to Capital | Federal | U.S. Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund

Madison, WI City Council Approves $1.6M for Environmental Cleanup at Garver Feed Mill Site
The Capital Times | Aug. 10 | Brownfield Financing

Solar Brightfields: Gigawatts of Clean Energy Potential on America's Landfills and Brownfields
Forbes | Aug. 10 | Brownfield Financing

Brewer's Looking to Build $90M Facility in Gilbert, AZ
AZ Central | Aug. 9 | Bond Finance | Special Assessment Districts

Analysis Shows WI Would Break Even on Foxconn Incentives in 25 Years
The Cap Times | Aug. 9 | Incentives | Tax Credits

Neogen Announces Plans for $1.3M Redevelopment of Vacant Property in Lansing, MI
The Peninsula | Aug. 9 | Brownfield Financing

CA, Once Compared to Greece, Is Now Trading Better Than AAA
Bloomberg Markets | Aug. 8 | Bond Finance

Feds Combine Freight Grants for $1.5B in 2018
The Bond Buyer | Aug. 8 | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Seven PA Small Business Projects Supported With Low Interest Loans
PA DCED | Aug. 7 | Access to Capital

Renovate America Completes Eleventh PACE Securitization
PR Newswire | Aug. 4 | Green Finance | Bond Finance | Energy Finance

Santa Monica, CA Considers $77B Bond Issue for Green City Hall Annex
Santa Monica Lookout | Aug. 4 | Bond Finance | Green Finance

MI Brownfield Projects Receive Tax Incentives
Grand Rapids Business Journal | Aug. 4 | Brownfield Financing

Truxton and Golden Shores, AZ Receive Water System Loans
Daily Miner | Aug. 2 | Water Finance

Over $27M Will Support Affordable Housing in Ohio City, OH
cleveland.com | Jul. 26 | Tax Credits

Dallas Mayor Proposes P3 to Build Trinity River Park
Dallas News | Jul. 26 | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing


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CDFA Bookstore

Cover thumbnail Practitioner's Guide to Economic Development Finance 2nd Edition
The Practitioner's Guide provides the insight and practical information needed to critically understand how economic development is financed and the tools, strategies and techniques used to build strong communities.

New Members

Gronen Development Inc. - Dubuque, IA

Wasmer, Schroeder & Company - Naples, FL

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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Columbus, OH 43215
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