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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - June 2017
June 21, 2017
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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter


US DOT Provides $106.9M TIFIA Loan for CO C-470 Express Lanes
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Build America Bureau (BAB) is providing a $106.9 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) for the C-470 Express Lanes Project.

$2.9M in Grants Will Support Tech Innovation in Rural CO
The grants from the Advanced Industries Accelerator program require a two-to-one match, so recipients of, say, a $250,000 grant will need to scrape up $500,000 of their own money. The grant program received 124 applicants for the cycle, with 18 companies awarded $2.9 million. 

Colorado Impact Report
Throughout this report from Cornerstone Capital Group, you will hear from people who are actively working to deploy place-based impact capital that will provide more opportunities for low-income communities, small businesses, women-owned businesses, and more.

Southwest CO Receives Grant Money for RLF
Businesses in Southwest Colorado will be eligible for $300,000 in federal grants, Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, said in a release. The grant will be matched by Region 9, resulting in a total of $600,000 for new rural businesses.

CO's Economy is Growing, Rural Communities Lag Behind
Despite numbers that show state economic growth as high as 5.1 percent, some economists and economic development officials in Colorado see challenges on the horizon. These include lagging economic trends in rural areas, transportation snarls, soaring housing costs and a tightening labor market.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Summer School
August 7 - 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program.

USDA Rural Community Development Initiative + Grant Application Tips
July 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM Eastern
During this special webinar from CDFA, learn from expert speakers and previous awardees as we discuss the RCDI program, how to apply, and recommendations for successful applications.

Colorado News

Manitou Springs Awarded Creative District Designation
The Gazette | Jun. 20 | State Finance Program

CO Audit Ignored Impact of Incentives on Rural Communities
The Denver Post | Jun. 19 | Incentives | Rural Development

CO Companies Attracted $16.1B in Venture Capital in 2016
BizWest | Jun. 5 | Innovation Finance


State Partner

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

Venue Sponsor

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch

Principal Sponsor

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Premium Sponsor

Kutak Rock LLP

Supporting Sponsor

First Southwest Bank

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

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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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