CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2017


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CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2017
March 8, 2017
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CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Welcome to the All New Featuring State Pages
CDFA is proud to announce the new website. A year in the making, this new site provides all of CDFA's vast resources with better style, navigation and resources. New additions to the website include state focus pages. Check out events, news, and resources available in Ohio and all that we have to offer today.

USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure
The Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary has announced that the USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity to rural residents, business and institutions in nine states.

Latest Round of OH State Tax Credits to Create $35M in Payroll
10 projects were approved this round and are expected to create 726 new jobs and retain 1,216 jobs statewide. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $35 million in new payroll, and spur more than $66 million in investments across Ohio.

OH Has a Variety of Small Business Resources
David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency, says the state has a panoply of programs helping small businesses that don't get the same publicity as a tax credit for a huge corporation adding 1,000 jobs.

OH Show's How States Can Support the Clean Energy Revolution
Governor Kasich took a stand for economic development and clean energy. He concluded 2016 with a veto of a bill that would have effectively frozen new clean energy development in Ohio, thus affirming the integration of clean energy and efficiency standards into our energy future as a crucial economic initiative.

$20M of LIHTC's Support Strong Families Fund Developments
The Strong Families Fund (SFF) announced that it is providing equity financing for two affordable housing developments—the renovation of Abbey Church Village in Dublin, Ohio, and Hillside View Apartments in Schenectady, N.Y.

States See Value in Backing 'Food Hubs' for Farmers, Consumers
The growth in locally sourced food, a market that totaled $12 billion in sales in 2014 and could reach $20 billion by 2019, coincides with rising consumer demand for healthier fresh food that is often grown organically and with environmentally friendly practices and food hubs are capitalizing on this market.

Upcoming Events

Intro Incentives WebCourse
April 5 - 6, 2017 - Daily: 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
This course will consider how incentives are being used in today's economic environment and outline steps that are being taken to reduce risk and achieve better outcomes. In particular, this course will address the characteristics of well-designed incentive programs and processes to ensure meaningful impact, value, and accountability.

CDFA Ohio Conference
September 7, 2017 - Columbus, OH
Join the CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable, in partnership with OEDA, for the ninth annual conference. 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 Ohio economy going forward.

Ohio News

New Look, Same Location: CDFA's Website Update
CDFA | Feb. 23 | CDFA Original Research | Member News

Rossford Council Gets Details of Options for TIF for Growth Areas
Sentinel-Tribune | Feb. 27 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Toledo and Oregon to Integrate Water Systems
The Press | Feb. 17 | Energy Finance | Water Finance

$200K Loan Approved for Brewery in Cleveland Heights | Feb. 16 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

Athens County EDC Provides RLF to Brewery
Athens Messenger | Feb. 16 | Access to Capital | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)


State Partner

Ohio Economic Development Association

Premium Sponsor

Bricker & Eckler LLP FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC Frost Brown Todd, LLC Ice Miller LLP KeyBanc Capital Markets Squire Patton Boggs Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP

For information about sponsoring the CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement or contact CDFA.

New Members

DiPerna Advisors - Columbus, OH

New Bremen CIC - New Bremen, OH

Envision Group LLC - Cleveland, OH

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority - Cleveland, OH

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 or e-mail

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

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