CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017


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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter - February 2017
February 22, 2017
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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter


OK Wind Development Behind Zero-Emissions Tax Credit
Oklahoma added almost 1,200 megawatts of wind capacity in the last three months of 2016 as it leapfrogged California to take third place among the states for wind capacity.

Tax Incentives To Be Reviewed in Gov. Fallin's Tax Plans
Reaction concerning Gov. Mary Fallin's plans for the state, remain mixed as members of the northeast Oklahoma legislative caucus begin to react and dissect her annual State of the State address.

House Panel OKs New Way for Big Firms to use Tax Credits
An Arizona House panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal allowing big manufacturing companies like chip-maker Intel to use millions of dollars of existing tax credits they can't currently cash in, despite concerns about the cost.

New Youth Soccer Complex Moves Forward With Help of TIF
The Olathe Planning Commission approved rezoning for a new youth soccer complex. The $27 million project will make use of TIF, industrial revenue bonds, and a community improvement district to help offset some of the development costs.

OKC's Council Green Lights TIF for Wheeler District
The Wheeler District plan for tax increment financing, or TIF, provides for reinvestment of up to $120 million in newly generated tax revenue in infrastructure, such as water, sewer and sidewalks, and in new schools. Up to $60 million could go to offset financing costs.

KS Bill Aims to Offer Tax Credits to Aviation Graduates, Employers
A bill introduced this week in a Kansas House committee would provide tax credits to recent graduates of aerospace and aviation educational programs, and their employers.

OKC City Council Approves $120M TIF
The Oklahoma City Council approved a $120 million tax increment financing plan for the Western Gateway TIF District near downtown.

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

CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Conference
June 8, 2017 - Salina, KS
Join the CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference hosted at Kansas State. 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 Oklahoma/Kansas economy going forward.

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.

Oklahoma/Kansas News

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

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