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May 18, 2017
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CDFA Development Finance Review Weekly


Best of the Best Guidance on NMTC Applications
May 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
This year's allocation of New Markets Tax Credits is now open for applications, and CDFA is here to help guide you through the process before the June 21st deadline. Tune into this webinar to hear a panel of expert speakers discuss the tips and tricks that they have learned through many years of working with this program.

How Historic Would a $1T Infrastructure Program Be?
This analysis from The Brookings Institution provides a quick snapshot of historical federal infrastructure spending with many caveats, and it illustrates the magnitude involved in any potential plan moving forward.

How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth
Tax incentives are one of the primary tools that states use to try to create jobs, attract new businesses, and strengthen their economies. Incentives are also major budget commitments, collectively costing states billions of dollars a year. Given this importance, policymakers across the country increasingly are demanding high-quality information on the results of tax incentives.

WIFIA and the US Water Infrastructure Gap
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, "WIFIA," is a funding mechanism that was enacted to address the US water infrastructure gap. WIFIA aims to encourage private investment in public water infrastructure projects, and the EPA announced it had received 43 letters of interest in its first round of solicitations. In this episode of Chadbourne Currents pocast, Chadbourne associate Chadron Edwards speak with Jake Falk, Counsel in their Washington, DC office, to discuss the WIFIA program.

What is the State of Small Business Lending?
Trying to size up the state of small business lending can prompt the question: Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Banks and government data point to a recovery in small business loans since the recession, with loan figures nearly back to their 2008 levels.

Upcoming Events
Intro Food Systems Finance WebCourse
News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

House Committee Democrats Offer $85B Infrastructure Bill
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday unveiled a bill that would provide more than $85 billion for drinking water, electric grid, renewable energy, brownfields, health care and broadband infrastructure.

SIFMA: All Bonds Used for Publicly Accessible Infrastructure Should Be Treated as GOs
Preserving the tax exemption for bonds, treating PABs more like governmental bonds without restrictions for publicly accessible projects, and reviving direct-pay bonds are some of the infrastructure funding recommendations that SIFMA has made to administration officials and members of Congress.

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: Financing the Nation's Transportation Needs One Community at a Time
June 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, our experts will discuss financing structures that communities are deploying to fund infrastructure improvements.

This Week's Headlines

SEC Approves Continuing Education Reqs. for MAs; MSRB Promises Future Guidance
The Bond Buyer | May. 18 | Bond Finance | Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

West Chester, PA BID Recognized with Great American Main Street Award
Daily Local News | May. 18 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

BID Floated for Congress Heights in Advance of Basketball Arena's Arrival
Washington Bissness Journal | May. 18 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Heavy Hitters Form Group to Focus on Alabama Brownfields
Biz Journals | May. 18 | Brownfield Financing

EPA Awards City of Joshua, TX, $675K for Drainage Improvements
Newsroom America | May. 17 | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance | Infrastructure Finance

YWCA Creates $1M Loan Fund for Minority Women Entrepreneurs
ImpactAlpha | May. 16 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance

Rivian Closes Deal on IL Manufacturing Facility
Intersect Illinois | May. 15 | Incentives

Kresge Water-Systems Initiative to Invest in Sustainable Solutions
The Kresge Foundation | May. 15 | Water Finance | Disaster Recovery & Relief | Infrastructure Finance

Stanford Researchers Create "Living Map" of Water Financing Ideas
Stanford News | May. 15 | Water Finance

Local Grant Program Supports Historic Selah, WA Buildings
Yakima Herald | May. 14 | Historic Preservation

Eliminating the Undersecretary of Rural Development is Bad for Ohio
Daily Times | May. 14 | Rural Development

Summit County Clears Way to Inject $2M into Development Fund
Akron Beacon Journal | May. 12 | Bond Finance

MiThrive Development package Heads to Governor
Holland Sentinel | May. 12 | Brownfield Financing | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

CO Tourism Office Creates New Strategic Initiative
Vail Daily | May. 12 | Economic Development

OR Lawmakers Consider New Corporate Tax Plan
The Oregonian | May. 12 | Economic Development

KeyArena Proposals Going Ahead Despite Mayor Murray's Exit
Seattle Times | May. 12 | Bond Finance

Cities in NC Deciding How to Get/Pay for Their Water Supply
Wilkes Journal-Patriot | May. 12 | Water Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Governor Hickenlooper Considers Special Session for Infrastructure
The Colorado Independent | May. 12 | Infrastructure Finance

Startup Spokane Reaching More WA Entrepreneurs
Spokane Journal | May. 11 | Innovation Finance

$39M WHEFA Bond Financing Helps PHW Germantown
WHEFA | May. 10 | Bond Finance

New Laws Aim to Make Kentucky More Competitive for Job Attraction
The Lane Report | May. 9 | Economic Development

Alternative CO Transportation Bill Dies in the State Senate
The Gazette | May. 9 | Economic Development

PACE: Protecting CA Environment is Good Economic Policy
The Energy Collective | May. 9 | Energy Finance

Questions Surround Who Should Pay for Oroville Dam Repairs
McClatchy | May. 8 | Water Finance

AZ's Budget Battle: Who Won and Who Lost?
AZ Central | May. 6 | Bond Finance | Economic Development

Glendale Nearing Financial Stability
AZ Central | May. 3 | Bond Finance

House Bill 2094 Supports Small Water Systems
ADEQ | May. 1 | Water Finance

Job & RFP Postings

Hiring: Innovation Manager - Invest Atlanta

Hiring: Vice President, Housing & Real Estate Services - Invest Atlanta

Hiring: CEO & President - Renew Moline

National Sponsor Spotlight

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CDFA Bookstore

Cover thumbnail Development Bond Finance Reference Guide
The Development Bond Finance Reference Guide provides practitioners with a solid foundation for understanding the use of tax-exempt bonds, with an emphasis on small issue industrial development bonds and 501(C)(3) bonds.

New Members

Cushman & Wakefield, IL - Chicago, IL

Morgan County Economic Development Corporation - Fort Morgan, CO

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.

Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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