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


Phoenix Considers $9M Tax Break for Roosevelt Row High Rise
For years, Phoenix has used the incentive, known as a government property lease excise tax, to spur development in the urban core. But the practice has come under fire both locally in the courts and through statewide legislation recently signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

ASU and KAUST Partner to Support Entrepreneurship
Arizona State University has launched a trans-Atlantic partnership with one of the world's fastest-growing research universities, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), which is located along the coast of the Red Sea in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

10 Projects Coming to Glendale and West Valley Cities
West Valley mayors recently wrapped up the season for State of the City speeches. It was a time for city leaders to rave about their communities, share their visions for the future and, typical of the fast-growing West Valley, highlight major developments that will bring jobs and investment to the region.

The Angel Investment Tax Credit is Good for AZ's Economy
Although there's debate over whether one can truly indulge in "too much of a good thing," the stats revealing the undeniable success of Arizona's Angel Investment Tax Credit show that investors and Arizona start-up companies haven't had nearly enough of this pro-business, economy boosting program.

What's Being Done to Improve AZ's Infrastructure
Last fall, a citizen task force studied the issue of transportation funding. Their efforts resulted in several pieces of legislation considered by the Legislature this year. One is a ballot measure raising the gas tax, currently at 18 cents per gallon for cars and light trucks to 28 cents per gallon. Yet another bill increases fees to generate revenue for Arizona's roads and highways.

How Can AZ Attract More Venture Capital?
A panel of venture capitalists spoke at the inaugural Arizona Technology Innovation Summit to determine innovative ways for Arizona to attract more venture capital.

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit Extension in AZ
Chandler Rep. Jeff Weninger's proposal extends a job-creation tax credit for big companies that had been set to expire this year until 2025. It also gives super-fast depreciation to Intel and other manufacturers in special trade zones that already pay a lower tax rate on new equipment.

Upcoming Events

CDFA & OSU Webcast: Using the Successes of Energy Finance to Guide Progress in Food Systems Finance
April 24, 2017 - 9:30 AM Eastern
This webcast presented by students from the City and Regional Planning program at The Ohio State University will provide a thorough description of how certain finance tools are being used for sustainable development in energy in addition to both speculative and concrete findings of how these tools could be used toward similar sustainability in food systems.

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. 


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