CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017


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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 15, 2017
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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Englewood CO Going Small With Sharper Economic Development Focus
The city of Englewood lost a marquee company and hundreds of jobs when Sports Authority shuttered its corporate headquarters last summer. But at roughly the same time members in the city's economic development staff were hard at work turning the focus on emerging small businesses.

Denver Firm Launches $20M Fund for Small Business in Low Income Areas
Greenline Ventures LLC says it plans to target small businesses in low-income communities with a new $20 million financing fund. The loans will be focused on job creation or retention and will be targeted to minority or women-owned businesses.

Colorado Springs Sports Center may not be Feasible
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said that the venue would need about $28 million in local public financing to help build it. Suthers said he wouldn't rule out the facility from being built, but he can't support paying for it with local public money.

Smucker Could Receive up to $10.6M Incentives from CO
The incentive packages would be from the state of Colorado, Weld County, and the city of Longmont. The project is contingent on the approval of the tax and business incentives that range from cash payments to fee and tax rebates and are tied to the number of jobs created and wage requirements.

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.

Bill Introduced to Support Renewable Energy on Public Lands
The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act, introduced in the US House, would streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establish a process for revenue sharing.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Colorado Conference
May 16, 2017 - Denver, CO
Join the CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable, in partnership with EDCC, CHFA, and DCI, on May 16, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Denver Branch. 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 Colorado economy going forward.

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 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.

Colorado News

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

OEDIT Grants Allow 8 Companies to Attend 2017 ISPO Trade Show
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade | Feb. 1 | Economic Development | U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Angel Investing Club Spurs Economic Development In Colorado
Telecom Reseller | Feb. 1 | Access to Capital | Innovation Finance


State Partner

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Downtown Colorado, Inc. Economic Development Council of Colorado

Venue Sponsor

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch

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

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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