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CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Newsletter - July 2017
July 26, 2017
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CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Public Funds Being Discussed for New Arena in Pensacola, LA
An $80 million to $100 million multi-use development that would include an arena, convention center, hotel and retail space was proposed for downtown Pensacola in a private meeting by a real estate developer. Part of the financing would come from public funds but the details are still being discussed.

Santa Rosa County Moves Forward with $3.1M Project for Water Infrastructure
After hearing from more than a dozen concerned residents, Santa Rosa County Commissioners decided to commit available funds to control flooding issues that have plagued Pace residents since at least 2014. The $3.1 million project would construct stormwater collection, conveyance and retention ponds on county-owned property.

SEDD bringing 2 Percent Hotel Tax to Monroe, LA
In Monroe, Louisiana, a Nov. 18 ballot will contain a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax measure that, if passed, would create a stream of revenue for the Southside Economic Development District.

CDFA Releases Redevelopment Financing Roadmap for MQVN, in New Orleans, LA
As part of the CDFA Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, CDFA is excited to release the Viet Village Roadmap to Redevelopment for Mary Queen Vietnam Community Development Corporation and Gulf Coast Housing Partnership in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Over $1M in Infrastructure Upgrades Scheduled for Tangipahoa Parish, LA
More than four dozen miles of Tangipahoa's 20 most-traveled roads will be upgraded with enhanced safety measures, thanks to a nearly $1 million grant awarded to Tangipahoa Parish Government by the state.

Court Funds Used to Invest in Local Workforce Development in LA
A St. Landry Parish judge and attorney are committed to building a strong healthcare workforce in their parish, thanks to a recent investment in South Louisiana Community College's Opelousas campus. Judge James Doherty, with the support of attorney Patrick Morrow, recently awarded more than $80,000 in cy-pres funds to the SLCC Foundation in support of student scholarships in nursing and the potential expansion of the college's Registered Nursing program at the T.H. Harris campus.

$10M Program to Help LA Farmers with Flood Recovery
Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain's office says the grants come from federal flood recovery dollars set aside by Congress and overseen by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Farmers and ranchers in 51 Louisiana parishes could be eligible for grants from a $10 million program aimed to help with recovery from last year's flooding.

Upcoming Events

CDFA Summer School
August 7 - 11, 2017 - Minneapolis, MN
CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program.

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Hazardous to Healthy: Financing Solutions for Recovering Brownfields
August 31, 2017 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
Join CDFA, our technical assistance partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss how the finance toolbox can be used to compliment the redevelopment and cleanup of your brownfield project.


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

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