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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - April 2017
April 19, 2017
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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter


DCI and DURA Team up for Vibrant Downtowns Event
"In the Game" is a multi-day event featuring smart people, pioneering research, powerful ideas and placed-based strategies designed to make Colorado downtowns better. This year DCI and DURA are moving beyond the traditional "talking heads" conference. Instead, they're transforming the event into a tool to help communities solve the difficult challenges they face right now.

CO Venture Capital at $344.5M in First Quarter
Colorado companies saw an investment rebound in the past three months as local firms raised more money in one quarter than they did in the first half of last year. Altogether, 43 companies in the state raised $344.5 million during the first quarter of 2017.

CSU Launches Regional Economic Development Institute
CSU this week launched the Regional Economic Development Institute, or REDI, to focus on the economics of rural and urban areas across Colorado. The institute intends to identify and analyze economic development strategies in struggling rural and urban areas throughout the state.

CO Coal Country Turns to Solar Energy and Organic Farming
With planning help from state economic developers, Delta County Economic Development Inc. drew up its future plans in 2016. These plans include investments in solar, a food manufacturing incubator, organic food, recreation and tourism, broadband, and other investments in renewables.

Learning from Buffalo and Denver: Can Tax Credits Assist Polluted Sites?
Tax credits can help clean up pollution and renew communities, three experts from Buffalo and Denver told Oregon leaders and professionals during a visit to Portland last week – but it's important to think carefully as they're set up.

CO Research Facilities Continue to Have Large Impact on Economy
The 33 federally funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2015 and either directly or indirectly supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a report released by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.

CO May Cut Film Tax Incentives
The tax incentives Colorado uses to lure television and movie productions to the state are poised to ride off into the sunset. Colorado's lawmakers rejected a request from Gov. John Hickenlooper to set aside $3 million for film incentives as part of the draft budget bill scheduled to debut Monday.

Upcoming Events

Intro Tax Increment Finance WebCourse
May 10 - 11, 2017 - Daily: 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders. 

CDFA Colorado Conference
May 16, 2017 - Denver, CO
Join the CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable, in partnership with EDCC, CHFA, and DCI 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.

Colorado News

CO Lending Source to Hold Discussion on SBA 504 Mortgages
Colorado Lending Source | Apr. 13 | Economic Development

Bond Agreement with City Agency Clears Way for Olympic Museum
The Bond Buyer | Apr. 13 | Bond Finance

Lucky's to Anchor Redevelopment at "The Corners" in Denver
The Denver Post | Apr. 12 | Brownfield Financing | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Loveland Startup Week Has Northern CO Discussing Regionalism
Reporter-Herald | Apr. 7 | Economic Development

$12.5M JBS Investment Will Create CO State Food Innovation Center
Nasdaq | Mar. 28 | Food Systems Finance | Innovation Finance

Stapleton, Co Using TIF Funds for New School, and Fire Station.
The Denver Post | Mar. 27 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Denver Releases 2017 Economic Development Goals
Denverite | Mar. 22 | Community Development | Economic Development

Appeals Court Affirms Arapahoe Assessor's Decision on TIF District
Villager Publishing | Mar. 16 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)


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/div>
First Southwest Bank

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

Job Postings

Hiring: Program Specialist - Colorado Lending Source

Hiring: 504 Loan Officer - Colorado Lending Source

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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  • CohnReznick
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