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CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 22, 2017
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Clayton Businesses Could Benefit From County Tax Credits
According to a press release from the Aerotropolis Community Improvement District, employers countywide, including those in the Aerotropolis, can qualify for up for $3,500 in savings for each new employee hired. A business in Clayton can qualify for the credit by adding at least two new full-time jobs that meet basic income and benefit qualifications. The tax credits will last five years.

Lawrenceville Mayor Outlines Plans to Spend $100M
Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson's look to the future at the State of the City address highlighted plans to invest close to $100 million in city funds for public projects including the $12 million two-way conversion of Perry and Clayton streets, and traffic congestion relief on Scenic Highway and Jackson Street.

CDFA Releases 2017 Policy Agenda
CDFA is proud to release its 2017 Policy Agenda. Our agenda outlines numerous recommendations to some of the nation's most difficult development finance issues, and we hope that Congress and the Administration will use our recommendations as a roadmap to improvements in these areas. To read The Bond Buyer's overview, click here.

NMTCs Are Successful at Financing Rural Manufacturing in SC and GA
Business growth requires ready access to capital, but access can be especially challenging for rural manufacturers. The federal New Markets Tax Credit Program has lent a helping hand to thousands of companies to build new plants, finance expansions and introduce new technologies, especially in rural communities across America.

Jackson Wins $200K Water Grant
A $200,000 grant will help the city of Jackson improve water flow in the area of its industrial hub.

Mayor Reed Wants Tax as Funding Source for Arts and Culture
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants state approval to create a dedicated funding source for arts and culture.

Tax Credit Could Help Revitalize Old Towns in GA
In Georgia, officials could offer some incentives, such as discounted municipal water or a property tax break, to those who fix up run-down buildings and bring life back to Pavo's commercial core.

$49M Awarded for Water, Sewer, and Wastewater Infrastructure in GA
Eleven Georgia communities were recently awarded financing totaling $49 million for water, sewer, and wastewater infrastructure improvements by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

Woodstock Seeks $300K in Grants From State for Infrastructure
The Woodstock City Council has approved applying for state grants to pay for more than $300,000 in improvements this spring to two city streets.

Nuke Projects Utilizing Millions in Tax Credits
Nuclear projects in South Carolina and Georgia are racing to completion because new nuclear plants must be operational by Dec. 31, 2020, to qualify for millions of dollars in federal subsidies via nuclear production tax credits.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Georgia Conference
June 7, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
Join the CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable, in partnership with GEDA, for a special one-day conference hosted at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 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 Georgia economy going forward.

Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
March 1 - 2, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
The Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government.

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Financing Brownfields with Private Activity Bonds (PABs)
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
Join CDFA, our technical assistance partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss Private Activity Bonds and how they can be used to compliment the redevelopment and cleanup of your brownfield project.

CDFA Spotlight

CDFA Online Brownfields Project Marketplace
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern CDFA is excited to offer the Brownfields Project Marketplace as an opportunity for communities to receive free technical assistance related to the redevelopment and financing of brownfield projects. Join us online on February 23, to consult with financing professionals and brownfield project experts who can help identify potential resources for your brownfield project.

Georgia News

CDFA Agenda Includes Pushing for Bond Bills, Supporting Tax Exemption
The Bond Buyer | Feb. 2 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Federal | Legislative | Member News


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


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