CDFA North Carolina Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017


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CDFA North Carolina Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 22, 2017
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CDFA North Carolina Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Charlotte Leaders Discuss Incentive Changes
Concern over income inequality and lack of job opportunities — heightened by protests last year after a fatal police shooting of an African-American man — could lead to changes in economic incentives by city government. On Monday afternoon, the city economic development committee began discussions about a range of possible changes and additions to the current incentives guidelines.

Productions Including "Good Behavior" Receive Film Grants in NC
The second season of the TNT series "Good Behavior," the independent film "American Animals" and a national Audi commercial are receiving state grants to support their filming in North Carolina.

Opinion: Private Sector Sets PACE for Construction Project Financing
In North Carolina, energy efficiency led the clean-energy industry in both employment and revenues, accounting for nearly one-half of all clean energy jobs and generating more than $2.5 billion in 2016, according to the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

Durham County Partners with UNC to Assist with Project Development
A Durham County partnership with the University of North Carolina's School of Government's Development Finance Initiative will help identify financing and projects in the 300 and 500 blocks of East Main Street.

CDFA Releases 2017 Policy Agenda
CDFA is proud to release its 2017 Policy Agenda. Our agenda outlines numerous recommendations to some of the nation's most difficult development finance issues, and we hope that Congress and the Administration will use our recommendations as a roadmap to improvements in these areas. To read The Bond Buyer's overview, click here.

TIF Projects May Be Sign Of Economic Progress
As local officials dedicate more time to initiatives intended to spark commercial development, there seems to be a growing sense that the community is on the brink of a period of economic resurgence that hasn't been seen in a number of years.

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Appoints a New Leader Focussed on Infrastructure
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Natalie English as its next president and CEO.

Planned Mountaire Farms Feed Mill to Bring 65 Well-Paying Jobs to Scotland County
Mountaire Farms plans to build a new feed mill operation that calls for bringing 65 new jobs to Scotland County. The integrated poultry processing company plans to invest nearly $44 million at a site near Laurinburg over the next three years.

Upcoming Events

Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
March 1 - 2, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
The Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government.

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Financing Brownfields with Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
Join CDFA, our technical assistance partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss Private Activity Bonds and how they can be used to compliment the redevelopment and cleanup of your brownfield project.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern CDFA is excited to offer the Brownfields Project Marketplace as an opportunity for communities to receive free technical assistance related to the redevelopment and financing of brownfield projects. Join us online on February 23, to consult with financing professionals and brownfield project experts who can help identify potential resources for your brownfield project.

North Carolina News

CDFA Agenda Includes Pushing for Bond Bills, Supporting Tax Exemption
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 2 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Federal | Legislative | Member News


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