CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2017


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CDFA Colorado Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2017
March 15, 2017
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OEDIT ED: Broadband Vital to Economic Growth
The office is putting the finishing touches on two new efforts to boost rural economies, including a $2 million microloan program intended to help "the smallest of small businesses," Copeland said.

Castle Rock Town Council Considering $250M Development of Former Landfill
A 65-acre, $250M development that includes a hotel and conference center plans to utilize a business improvement district mill levy, an urban renewal authority property tax, a public improvement fee imposed by the developer and a Credit PIF to finance the project.

New Grant Money Available for Communities Impacted by Floods and Fires
Counties impacted by the September 2013 floods, and the High Park, Black Forest, Waldo Canyon and Royal Gorge fires, may be eligible for grants up to $150,000 for projects to revitalize tourism through the new Recover Colorado Tourism Marketing Grant Program.

Colorado Springs Company Lands $50M in Venture Capital
Cherwell Software LLC landed $50 million from investment giant KKR in the largest venture capital investment in a Colorado Springs-based company in nearly 17 years. The investment will be used to make acquisitions and expand its information technology service management software product line.

Denver Council Approves Tax Financing Plans for 225 Affordable Apartments
Tax-financing plans approved this week by the Denver City Council will make way for the development of 225 units of affordable housing in the Sloans redevelopment on the former St. Anthony Hospital campus.

Investment Software Developer to Bring 45 Jobs to Colorado Springs
The Colorado Economic Development Commission in December approved state income tax credits for two software developers totaling $1.43 million for up to 89 jobs during the next eight years.

New Look, Same Location: CDFA's Website Update
CDFA is excited to show off a new and improved website layout!

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 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

3 CO City's Ranked in the Top 10 for Entrepreneurs
nerdwallet | Feb. 15 | Economic Development


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

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch

State Leader

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

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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