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CDFA Oregon Financing Roundtable Newsletter - April 2017
April 19, 2017
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$5.6M for OR Farm-to-School Funding Passes Key Committee
The bill would provide nearly $4.6 million for grants to help school districts buy foods grown and processed in Oregon and more than $900,000 for food-, garden- and agriculture-based education. Rep. Brian Clem recommended that the program revert to a competitive grant system if approved funding is lower.

OR May Get Its Own Outdoor Recreation Office
Oregon is seeking to create its own outdoor recreation office. Similar to Colorado, Utah and Washington's outdoor departments, proposed legislation in Oregon would give the outdoor community a significantly stronger voice at the state level.

RAIN Eugene and Fertilab Merge to Support Entrepreneurs
Fertilab and RAIN Eugene previously served distinct functions for entrepreneurs in the local area, but the two organizations often interacted because of natural program overlap. Leaders of both organizations say the merger will create new synergies and provide more services under one roof for local entrepreneurs.

Grants Used to Support Economic Development Planning in OR
The Department of Land Conservation and Development was created to oversee the economic development process (as it pertains to land use), and one of its objectives is to provide grant funds to local governments for a variety of planning projects.

Learning from Buffalo and Denver: Can Tax Credits Assist Polluted Sites?
Tax credits can help clean up pollution and renew communities, three experts from Buffalo and Denver told Oregon leaders and professionals during a visit to Portland last week – but it's important to think carefully as they're set up.

Business Oregon Supports 15 Solar Utility Projects
At least 116 megawatts of new solar energy development will soon be underway in Oregon, supported by the state's Solar Development Incentive (SDI) program which is overseen by Business Oregon.

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. 

Oregon News

OR Bills Aim to Address Concerns of Solar Tax Credit Awards
Portland Business Journal | Apr. 14 | Energy Finance | Tax Credits

OR Economic Bill Amended to Expand Area
The Argus Observer | Apr. 13 | Economic Development

Clean Energy Jobs Bill Could be Good for OR
Ashland Daily Tidings | Apr. 4 | Economic Development

OSU-Cascades May Use Landfill Dirt to Fill Pumice Mine
KTVZ | Mar. 23 | Brownfield Financing


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Business Oregon Oregon Economic Development Association

For information about sponsoring the CDFA Oregon 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.


Council of Development Finance Agencies
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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300
info@cdfa.net


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