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Development Finance Review Weekly
October 11, 2018
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Erie, PA Releases Opportunity Zones Investment Prospectus
In producing an investment prospectus, the goal of Erie, PA is to help market its community and illustrate how Opportunity Zones can best be leveraged to revitalize the city. The Investment Prospectus is a compelling document designed to appeal to local, regional, national, and international investors.

Investors Rush to Launch Opportunity Funds
The window is closing for investors who want to take full advantage of the Opportunity Zones incentive. The capital gains deferment ends on Dec. 31, 2026, so investors have until Dec. 31, 2019 to invest if they want to reap the benefits of the entire seven-year tax break.

IRS Report Indicates Falling PAB Issuances
Projects financed by private activity bonds are projected to fall by more than 27 percent over the next eight years, according to recent data from the Internal Revenue Service. There were 3,043 bond issues in 2017, a figure that is expected to decrease to 2,200 by 2025.

Google Street View, Tax Credits Help Launch Renovation of Former MA Mill
Reed Realty Group is in Phase 1 of renovating a section of the former Pacific Mills wool complex in Lawrence, MA. Financing includes equity from LIHTCs and state and federal HTCs, with U.S. Bank as the sole investor.

Freddie Mac Re-Enters LIHTC Market
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Fund is the first for the government-sponsored enterprise in nearly a decade. The fund will provide up to $100 million in targeted investments, focusing on the creation and preservation of affordable homes nationwide.

Salt Lake City Airport Plans $875M Bond Sale
Salt Lake City International Airport is expected to sell at least $870 million of airport revenue bonds to finance a portion of the costs of the airport's redevelopment program, which consists of the terminal redevelopment program and the north concourse program.

DC HFA Closes on $74.5M Issuance for Affordable Housing
The District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency priced $74.5 million of tax-exempt bonds on Sept. 28 through lead manager Wells Fargo to finance the construction and preservation of two affordable housing developments.

$2.8M MSF Investment Will Support $33.5M in Investments in Detroit, MI
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has earmarked $2.8 million in Michigan Strategic Fund grants for capital projects that could generate private investment of $33.5 million and create 444 jobs in metro Detroit.

Upcoming Events
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News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

Utility in WA to Issue $53.9M for Upgrades
The Clark Public Utilities District in southwest Washington state plans to issue $53.9 million in revenue bonds for planned upgrades to its facilities. A $34.9 million bond will pay for improvements to the electric system while a $19 million bond is for the district's generating system.

GASB Wants Uniformity in Reporting Conduit Debt
GASB is accepting comments through Nov. 2 on a proposal to clarify the definition of a conduit debt obligation and eliminate the option for government issuers rather than borrowers to recognize conduit debt obligations, thereby providing a single method of reporting. CDFA's Tim Fisher is quoted in the article.

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Upcoming Webcasts

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
October 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM Eastern
In this webinar, CDFA will convene experts on the EDA, as well as current and past recipients of EDA programming, to discuss the agency's offering of programs and initiatives. Notable programs that CDFA will highlight includes the Revolving Loan Fund Program, the Public Works Program, and the Planning Program.

This Week's Headlines

Jefferson County, NY Issues $25M for Human Capital
Watertown Daily Times | Oct. 11 | Bond Finance

$53M Putnam Block Project to Start in December
Bennington Banner | Oct. 11 | Tax Credits

Rule 15c2-12 Amendments - Compliance Alert
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP | Oct. 11 | Bond Finance

Developers Plan $94M Riverfront Project in Augusta, GA
Birmingham Business Journal | Oct. 10 | Tax Credits

MI to Match FEMA Recovery Dollars for June Floods
TV 6 | Oct. 9 | Disaster Recovery & Relief

EPA Nearly $19M to VT for Clean Water Projects
EPA | Oct. 9 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

$140M Baltimore, MD Water Project Intrigues Some Residents, Concerns Others
The Baltimore Sun | Oct. 8 | Infrastructure Finance | Redevelopment | Water Finance

Manhattan Beach, CA Pledges $1M for Senior and Scout Community Center
Daily Breeze | Oct. 8 | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Former Pittsburgh, PA Mayor: Partnerships Critical in Remaking a Community
Kokomo Perspective | Oct. 8 | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

NJ Rolls Out $425M Film Tax Credit Sequel
The Charlotte Observer | Oct. 8 | Tax Credits

Two FL Solar Projects Receive Clean Water Loan Funding
Jackson County Floridian | Oct. 8 | Energy Finance | Water Finance

CT Draws $30M for Clean-Water Projects
Hartford Business | Oct. 8 | Water Finance

Boyd, TX Nears Deal on PID, TIRZ for Development
Wise County Messenger | Oct. 8 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

SC Expands Tax Credits for Economic Development
Parker Poe | Oct. 8 | Legislative | Tax Credits

Walker Announces $1M in CDBG Funding for Vernon and Crawford Counties, WI
Westby Times | Oct. 6 | Economic Development | U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

Mixed-Use Apartment Project in Edina, MN Receives State Support
Finance & Commerce | Oct. 5 | Community Development | Incentives

PFA Approves $7.3M for Greater MN Water Projects
MN DEED | Oct. 5 | Infrastructure Finance

Ben Franklin Northeast Impact: 31,935 Manufacturing Jobs 1994-2017
Ben Franklin Technology Partners | Oct. 5 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance

National Sponsor Spotlight

Bricker & Eckler LLP Bricker & Eckler LLP
Bricker & Eckler LLP, is one of Ohio's leading law firms, representing corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, health care facilities, school districts, and municipalities, as well as individuals.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Formed by the combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is purposely structured in a way few other law firms are, as a fully integrated international team that provides clients with clear,...
Business Oregon Business Oregon
Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and...

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Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) is the focal point of all development banks and other financial institutions engaged in the financing of development in the Asia-Pacific region. Its mission is to...

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The Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide provides an exploratory overview of how communities can use tax credit finance programs to support economic growth. This guide examines how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities, and explains the basics of tax credits and the fundamentals of using these tools.

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CDFA National Sponsors

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  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
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