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Development Finance Review Weekly
May 25, 2017
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CDFA Development Finance Review Weekly


When Should Issuer Use Hold-the-Offering-Price Method to Establish Issue Price?
With new regulations going taking effect June 7, 2017, Squire Patton Boggs gives insight on the methods for determining the issue price and how the hold-the-offering-price method may come at a cost to issuers of tax-advantaged bonds.

WIFIA Receives $8M for Credit Subsidy
WIFIA received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy through passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. The additional funding, combined with the $17 million appropriated in December 2016, will allow the WIFIA program to lend approximately $1.5 billion for water infrastructure projects

SBA Reaches Small Business Contracting Goal for Fourth Year
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the federal government reached its small business federal contracting goal for the fourth consecutive year, awarding 24.34 percent in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $99.96 billion, an increase of over $9 billion from the previous year.

New KY Law Paves Way for Infrastructure Investments
P3 Kentucky, a new communications hub, will help inform and connect Kentucky's local and state leaders who are considering public-private partnerships to solve pressing needs for water and sewer improvements, economic development projects and other public infrastructure investments.

Tackling Financial Exclusion through Local Finance Partnerships
UK-based Responsible Finance has issued a report that examines in depth three high-impact local finance partnerships, and considers how their model can be adopted and scaled to comprehensively tackle the challenges of financial exclusion.

Tax Credits Have Significant Potential for Infrastructure
One of the top priorities for both President Donald Trump and the 115th Congress includes promoting greater infrastructure spending and investment, and both have suggested a federal infrastructure tax credit (FITC) in some form as a powerful mechanism to do so.

The Speed of Business - Tax Increment Financing
This video by JacKlink Productions tells a story on how tax increment financing is used to help attract new businesses, help expand existing companies, grow the manufacturing industry and act as a catalyst for development in the Carroll County, IN area.

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News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

MBA to House Tax Panel Members: Support Tax-Exempt Bonds
The Municipal Bonds for America coalition is urging members of the House Ways and Means Committee to support tax-exempt bonds, including private activity bonds.

Pounding the Drum for the Tax Exemption: #builtbybonds
Comprehensive federal tax reform presents issuers with a lot of uncertainty about whether tax-exempt municipal bonds will remain untouched, something the GFOA wants its members to take to social media about with photos of important bond-financed projects and using the hashtag #builtbybonds.

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CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Conference
June 8, 2017 - Salina, Kansas
Join the CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference hosted at Kansas State. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Oklahoma/Kansas economy going forward.

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.

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.

This Week's Headlines

Lawyers Say Policies, Procedures Key for Issuers Amid SEC Focus on Enforcement
The Bond Buyer | May. 25 | Bond Finance | Federal | U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

San Diego City Attorney Raises Doubts about Soccer Stadium Plan
The Bond Buyer | May. 25 | Bond Finance

Purple Line Delay Extended, Could Be Terminal for P3 Project
The Bond Buyer | May. 24 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Two Financial Advisors Pitching Plan to Fund $1T in Federal Infrastructure Spending
The Bond Buyer | May. 24 | Bond Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance

TIF and CID Being Negotiated for Ottawa, KS, Hotel
The Ottawa Herald | May. 24 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | Redevelopment

Bill Overhauling LA Film Tax Credit Gaining Traction
WAFB | May. 24 | Tax Credits | State Finance Program

Albany, GA, Museum of Art Moving Downtown with RLF Funds
WALB | May. 24 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Disaster Recovery & Relief

Mt. Pleasant, MI Approves New Brownfield Redevelopment Policy
Morning Sun News | May. 24 | Brownfield Financing

Issuers Anxious as New Issue Price Era Begins
The Bond Buyer | May. 23 | Bond Finance

$36M in Tax-Exempt Bonds Approved for Pistons Move
The Detroit News | May. 23 | Bond Finance

DC Eyes Tax Credit for Investment in Afordable Housing
Next City | May. 23 | Tax Credits

Leaked Trump 2018 Budget Plan Cuts Funding for Transit, TIGER
The Bond Buyer | May. 22 | Bond Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

HB 69: Ohio Reps Still Weighing TIF-Exemption Bill
The Week News | May. 22 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

OH Tax Credits Create $6.8M in New Payroll
Ohio Office of the Governor | May. 22 | Tax Credits

MI Good Food Fund Tops $10.5M in Statewide Food Investments
PR Newswire | May. 22 | Food Systems Finance

VA Adopts Food Crops Donation Tax Credit
Augusta Free Press | May. 20 | Food Systems Finance | Tax Credits

Analysts: Some Issuers Don't See How They and Holders of Their Bonds Can Be Hurt by Bank Loans
The Bond Buyer | May. 19 | Bond Finance

$1B P3 Terminal Proposed for Kansas City International Airport
The Bond Buyer | May. 19 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

RLF's May Support New Theater for Ohio Community
Record-Courier | May. 16 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Urban Development

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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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