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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter - August 2017
August 30, 2017
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Incentives Continue to Keep Office Depot in Boca Raton, FL,
In a move that would seem to settle any questions about Office Depot's future in Palm Beach County, the Fortune 500 retailer this week paid $132 million for its headquarters.

FL CDDs Rebuke Residents Opposing Bond Deal
Two central Florida community development districts contend their residents used "sophistry" in trying to persuade a judge not to approve the district's bonds, attorneys said in final briefs.

Miami-Dade County, FL to Receive $79M Through WIFIA Loan
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will use a $79 million WIFIA loan to construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants to be used for effluent discharges. This project is one of twelve initial projects selected by the U.S. EPA to receive WIFIA funding.

Leon County FL Launches PACE Program
Leon County recently launched a financing program that gives residents low-interest rate financing for home repairs geared toward energy, efficiency and wind-resistant improvements. The county partnered with Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC) and Renovate America, a national program, to create PACE or Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.

New FL Passenger Train Service Delayed Again
All Aboard Florida has delayed the expected launch dates of its Brightline-branded passenger trains.

Harvest Returns Launches Agriculture Investment Platform in TX
Harvest Returns, a financial technology company founded in 2016, will launch its agriculture investment platform this month. In the platform's equity partnership format, agriculture producers and landowners are able to collect capital and maintain control over their operations, while investors passively fund them and collect returns from harvests. Agriculture producers receive their funding after the full amount of their deal is raised; most deals range between $500,000 to a few million dollars.

All Aboard Florida Foes' New Twist in Fight Against Loan — President Trump
Treasure Coast leaders opposed to All Aboard Florida's passenger rail project launched a new attack this week, arguing that a federal loan to help pay for the private rail venture could create both a financial and a safety concern for Trump because of train line's proximity to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Florida Conference
September 28, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Join the CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference hosted at the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization. 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 Florida economy going forward.

Sponsors

State Partner

Florida Development Finance Corporation Florida Redevelopment Association

Venue Sponsor

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Premium Sponsor

First American Bank GrayRobinson

Supporting Sponsor

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Florida Community Loan Fund

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

New Members

Wasmer, Schroeder & Company - Naples, FL

Aileron Investment Management - Tampa, FL


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
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300
info@cdfa.net


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