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CDFA Georgia Financing Roundtable Newsletter - March 2017
March 29, 2017
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Voters Approve SPLOST in GA for Another Six Years
Millions of dollars will be coming into Milledgeville and Baldwin County in GA for the next six years after city and county residents voted to approve the continuation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The special penny sales tax on every dollar is expected to generate between $38 million and $40 million in revenue sales tax to the city and county over that time.

Atlanta City Council Approves Bonds for Zoo Parking
The Atlanta City Council voted Monday to issue $32.6 million in bonds to finance a 1,000-space, semi-underground parking garage in Grant Park next to Zoo Atlanta.

Georgia Gov. Deal, Speaker David Ralston: Film Tax Credit Here to Stay
The tax incentives that have lured a steady and growing stream of movie and television projects to Georgia are here to stay as long as Gov. Nathan Deal and Speaker David Ralston have anything to say about it.

Atlanta OKs $40M Affordable Housing Bond
The Atlanta City Council voted to approve $40 million for housing programs. The city will borrow the money from Wall Street through bonds.

SEDA Awards Engineering Contract on New Manufacturing Park
New 685-acre manufacturing park on Old River Road in west Chatham County property was made possible through the county's one-cent special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VI.

GA House Supports Tax Credits for Video Game Companies
Entertainment companies that develop films and video games and complete postproduction work in Georgia could be eligible for tax credits under legislation the House recently approved.

Nuclear 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.

Johnson Park Undergoing $330K in Renovations
Johnson Park Recreation Center at 1781 Ebenezer Road in Conyers is undergoing $330,292 worth of renovations, which is funded through 2011 SPLOST dollars.

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 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.

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Georgia Economic Developers Association

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Public Financial Management

Supporting Sponsor

Development Authority of Clayton County Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

For information about sponsoring the CDFA Georgia 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 www.cdfa.net or e-mail info@cdfa.net.


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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300
info@cdfa.net


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