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CDFA Ohio Financing Roundtable Newsletter - October 2017
October 11, 2017
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Cuyahoga County Sells $141M Bonds for The Q Arena
The $141 million deal, rated AAA by S&P Global Ratings, seems unlikely to go sour because of inability to pay. About half the bonds will be repaid using a variety of city and county taxes, including an admissions tax, S&P says. About $70 million worth of bonds will be paid off through rental payments from the Cavaliers, S&P says.

Columbus, OH Receives AAA Bond Rating
The City of Columbus received a AAA bond rating from Fitch Credit Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P's Global Ratings, the highest rating available. The rating means all three agencies consider Columbus to have exceptional credit-worthiness and can easily meet its financial obligations.

$9.4M LIHTC Will Assist Dublin, OH Senior Housing Expansion
The project was envisioned to have 200 units since the beginning with a mixture of one- and two-bed units. Avondale's first phase opened in 2013, and the second phase of the project was green-lit after it received a 10-year commitment from the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC program with about $9.4 million to fund the project via the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

Dayton OKs $300K PACE Loan
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees approved a $300,000 loan to a commercial building that bills itself as "the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area." The DiPerna report noted that the building is 100 percent leased even in its current condition, and it said the property should become more marketable with a new, more efficient, boiler in place.

Survey Shows PAB Issuance Jumped More Than 55% in 2016
Private activity bond issuance subject to state volume caps rose for the third consecutive year in 2016, jumping by more than 55% to $20.38 billion, according to an annual survey by the Council of Development Finance Agencies.

New Legislation Will Explore Regional Economic Development in OH
The bipartisan bill would create a Regional Economic Development Study Committee. The committee would seek input from groups such as county commissioners, township trustees, mayors, city councils and chambers of commerce to "form recommendations on communities sharing resources and services to establish a regional economic development strategy."

Upcoming Events

CDFA National Development Finance Summit
November 15 - 17, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
The CDFA National Summit brings together the leaders and dealmakers in the development finance industry to discuss best practices, trends, and project financing solutions. The CDFA National Summit is designed for both public and private sector participants from all areas of the country. Attendees represent a diverse cross section of the development finance industry and bring unique perspectives, creative financing approaches, and interesting conversation to the event.

Ohio News

Policy Changes Made to OH Historic Tax Credit Program
ODSA | Sep. 28 | Historic Preservation | Tax Credits

EPA Loan Supports Lore City, OH Water Treatment Plant
ALIVE | Sep. 28 | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Three Companies Consider New Office Development in Gahanna, OH
BizJournals | Sep. 26 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

TIF Will Support New Rumpke Headquarters in Colerain Township, OH
cincinnati.com | Sep. 22 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

$3.8M Tax Credit Supports Amazon Fulfillment Center in Monroe, OH
Dayton Business Journal | Sep. 18 | Tax Credits

Historic Tax Credits Assist OH Awning Factory
EnhancedCapital | Sep. 13 | Historic Preservation | Tax Credits

New Additions to the Online Resource Database

Ohio Economic Development Manual
Economic Development
In conjunction with economic development professionals from across the state, Mike DeWine's office has created the Ohio Economic Development Manual to help current and prospective businesses, local governments, and economic development practitioners better understand the legal landscape of economic development in Ohio.


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Job Postings

Hiring: Director of Projects and Finance - JobsOhio

Hiring: Project Finance Manager - JobsOhio

Hiring: Credit Analyst - JobsOhio

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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