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CDFA Wisconsin Financing Roundtable Newsletter - June 2017
June 14, 2017
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CDFA Wisconsin Financing Roundtable Newsletter


$12.67M WHEFA Bond Financing Supports Odd Fellow
Bond financing facilitated by WHEFA will be used to help Odd Fellow Rebekah Home Association Inc. finance costs associated with the renovating, constructing, improving and equipping of a complete remodel and rebuild of the existing nursing home.

WHEDA Awards $13.6M in LIHTCs
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) has awarded more than $13.6 million in low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) statewide. The housing tax credits will help to create 1,367 units of affordable rental housing in 26 developments.

WI Ranks Last in Kauffman Startup Index
Once again, the Kauffman Foundation has pegged Wisconsin as the worst state in the nation for startup activity. And it's not even close. The state has received the worst scores in the U.S. for new business creation from the foundation since 2015.

WI, OR Scrambling to Find Road Funding
Wisconsin and Oregon are the latest states scrambling to fund road and bridge projects while federal funding stagnates and gasoline tax revenues fail to keep pace with state needs.

WI Lawmakers Reinstate Economic Development Loans
Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency would be able to issue business loans again under provisions in the state budget the Legislature's finance committee has approved in a sign that Republicans' faith in the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is growing again.

$39M WHEFA Bond Financing Helps PHW Germantown
Bond financing facilitated by WHEFA will be used to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of a new 152-unit senior housing project on a 30-acre site in the Village of Germantown to be known as Fairway Knoll.

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CDFA Summer School
August 7 - 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
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July 14, 2017 - 1:00PM 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.

Wisconsin News

$250K WEDC Grant Supports Infrastructure for New Arena
Urban Milwaukee | Jun. 13 | Incentives | Infrastructure Finance

City of Milwaukee, WI Lands Developer to Rescue Several Buildings
Urban Milwaukee | Jun. 5 | Brownfield Financing

Sister Bay, WI TIF District Not Likely to Pay Off Before It Expires
Door County Pulse | May. 23 | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Johnsonville Receives $10M in Tax Credits
Sheboygan Press | May. 11 | Tax Credits

St. Croix Valley Business Incubator Breaks Ground
River Falls Journal | May. 11 | Innovation Finance


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