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March 23, 2017
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St. George, UT Approves IDB to Help Manufacturer Expand
 A St. George-based manufacturer that started its operation in a garage over 40 years ago is getting help expanding to a 75,000-square-foot facility thanks to the City Council's unanimous decision to approve $10 million IDB issuance.

$7B and Unclear Future for New Markets Tax Credits
In his private sector career as a real estate developer, Donald Trump made use of tax incentives for his projects on several occasions. This begs the question, "Where does the administration stands on expansion, curtailment or simply continuation of the NMTC?".

CDFA Responds to the President's Budget
CDFA strongly disagrees with the President's budget recommendations - which would gut essential, longstanding economic development programs - and urges Congressional leaders to reject any budget proposal that weakens federal support for economic development.

What You Need to Know About Tax Reform and Infrastructure
Legislative experts at a recent conference agree; in the midst of enormous uncertainty about the future of tax reform and its impact on municipal bonds, it is critical for muni market participants to continue to lobby lawmakers to preserve the tax exemption.

JCT's Analysis is Hurting Case for Tax-Exempts
The analysis used by the Joint Committee on Taxation to show tax-exempts are inefficient is flawed and unfairly hurts municipal bonds, George Friedlander, a managing partner at Court Street Group Research, said at a conference in Florida last week.

Financing Borwnfields with Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
In this webinar, our experts discuss Private Activity Bonds and how they can be used to compliment the redevelopment and cleanup of your brownfield project.

WI Considers Criminal Penalties for Defrauding the WEDC
The bipartisan bill is aimed at penalizing business owners who apply for state grants to support their business, but use the money for something else, such as personal expenses. Individuals who commit such fraud would face up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine under the plan.

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Clayton Would Make Enforcement of Individuals a Priority
Jay Clayton would continue the trend -- seen in municipal bond cases -- of taking enforcement actions against individuals, if confirmed as Securities and Exchange Commission chair by the Senate.

SEC's Proposed Disclosure Amendments Criticized as too Costly, Burdensome
The Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed amendments to its Rule 15c2-12, which would create numerous new disclosure obligations for issuers, received more criticism on Thursday as market participants noted a lack of specificity in them and the burdens and costs that they would impose on issuers.

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Upcoming Webcasts

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Is There a New Markets Tax Credit Surplus?
April 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
Join us, as our expert speakers provide an inside look into how New Markets Tax Credits can be leveraged and consider opportunities that a surplus creates for qualifying projects.

CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Financing Historic Theater Redevelopment
May 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, CDFA has partnered with Heritage Ohio to explore the wealth of financing tools available to redevelop historic theaters, including 501(c)(3) bonds, TIF, tax credits, and other creative programs. Join us for this special discussion as we highlight success stories from historic theaters across the U.S.

This Week's Headlines

First National Center in Oklahoma City Could Get State Tax Incentives
News OK | Mar. 23 | Tax Credits

Kendall Co. IL to Provide Economic Development Cash to Cities
Kendall County Now | Mar. 23 | Economic Development | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

NCOSAFP Releases 2017 Policy Agenda
NCOSAFP | Mar. 23 | Agriculture Finance | Bond Finance | Federal | Legislative

Wichita Sets Hearing for River STAR Bond Plan
Wichita Business Journal | Mar. 23 | Bond Finance

Federal Gov't. Incentivizes Recycling of Municipal Infrastructure
Mayer Brown | Mar. 23 | Federal | Incentives | Infrastructure Finance

Reps. Want to Finance Infrastructure Through Repatriated Earnings
The Bond Buyer | Mar. 23 | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

Tiff Erupts Over TIF Between 4 County Council Members and City of Cayce
Cola Daily | Mar. 23 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

SEC: What Issuers and Lawyers Should Know About the Miami Case
The Bond Buyer | Mar. 22 | Bond Finance | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

IRS Taxability Notice Sends Issuer Seeking Call Waiver, Federal Funds
The Bond Buyer | Mar. 22 | Bond Finance | Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Federal

The Importance of Small Business to the Local Economy and Quality of Life
Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation | Mar. 21 | Access to Capital | Economic Development | Local Finance Program

Charter School Bond Bill Passes OK Senate
The Oklahoman | Mar. 21 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Issue Closed: Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
GATES Capital | Mar. 21 | Bond Finance | Member News

2016 Was a Record Year for the Cincinnati Port
Port of Greater Cincinnati | Mar. 20 | Bond Finance

New Affordable Apartments Financed Across Western WA
Washington State Housing Finance Commission | Mar. 20 | Bond Finance | Tax Credits

KS House Embraces $100M Tax Credit to Support Rural Jobs
The Topeka Capital-Journal | Mar. 15 | Rural Development | Tax Credits

STEP Continues to be Successful Program for MO
The Joplin Globe | Mar. 14 | State Finance Program

New Additions to the Online Resource Database

Transparency of City and County Incentives
Incentives | Tax Credits
Local governments spend tens of billions of dollars annually on economic development subsidy programs, yet a new survey of the nation's 50 biggest cities and counties finds that more than half still fail to disclose even the names of the companies receiving property tax abatements or other costly incentives.

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The Federal Financing Reference Guide is the most comprehensive resource available for assessing federal economic development financing programs. The guide gives an overview of each federal economic development financing program available.

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