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CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 22, 2017
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CDFA Louisiana Financing Roundtable Newsletter

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HUD Offers Assistance to LA Tornado Victims
A disaster declaration for the Louisiana tornado victims has been issued, allowing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to offer foreclosure and other assistance to some families in the Livingston and Orleans parishes.

Five Communities to Become LA Development Ready
Five communities in northeast Louisiana will each develop a strategic economic development plan through Louisiana Economic Development's Louisiana Development Ready Communities Program (LDRC).

LA's Port Construction and Development Priority Program Gets National Recognition
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recognizes Louisiana in a recent publication "The State of Freight II—Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond."

LA Offers Help with Bonding
Louisiana Economic Development is seeking to help small construction companies in the state gain greater access to major construction projects by offering its Bonding Assistance Program.

Scott Water System Receives RLF Loan for Improvements
The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $980,000 loan to the City of Scott through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund. The project includes the installation of an automatic meter reading system, including leak detection and software to interface with the current utility billing system.

Monsanto Receives $3.75M Modernization Tax Credit for Expansion
The State of Louisiana is providing Monsanto a performance-based Modernization Tax Credit of $3.75 million, along with a performance-based $1.7 million Economic Development Award Program grant to reimburse some rail and electrical upgrade costs associated with the expansion of their Louisiana manufacturing complex.

LA Officials Seeking More Federal Aid for Flood Victims
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state officials are asking for more federal money to help Louisiana residents recovering from the devastating March and August floods. They're also asking the feds to loosen what they feel are burdensome regulatory strings attached to the money.

Exploring How US Cities Have Successfully Assisted Entrepreneurs
A new report suggests new business formation has hit historic lows. Here's how four cities are trying to help new owners open doors.

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Louisiana News

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


Sponsors

State Partner

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority

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

New Members

Louisiana Economic Development - Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Community Development Authority - Baton Rouge, LA


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