Online Resource Database
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Did States Maximize Their Opportunity Zone Selections?
A total of 42,176 census tracts were eligible to be designated as Opportunity Zones. A total of 8,762 were designated, and of these, 8,532 were low-income communities and 230 were contiguous communities. In this analysis, the Urban Institute...
2018 NMTC Progress Report
This report, produced by the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, examines nearly ninety CDEs to understand their progress in raising capital, lending, and investing with the NMTC in the wake of the record $7 billion allocation award in 2017.
State Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs
The State Brownfields and Voluntary Response Programs Report explores the evolving landscape of state environmental, financial and technical programs designed to promote brownfields cleanup and reuse. This report provides a concise, user-friendly...
How Cincinnati Address Urban Revitalization
In Cincinnati, manufacturing innovation built a powerful economy and prosperous middle class. Now, the Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority is building upon legacy assets, investing in urban industrial sites to attract next generation...
Dynamics Impacting Today's Interest RatesMembers only Login
What dynamics are impacting today’s interest rates? What trends are economists, bankers and other professionals experiencing throughout the state? John Piemonte with Ehlers, Craig Elder with Baird, Michael Miller with DePaul University, and Kevin...
Marketing Deals EffectivelyMembers only Login
We routinely discuss the financing mechanisms behind successful development projects. A less-commonly discussed component of this process is how to market effectively. When a company is deciding on a location, incentives alone don’t always move the...
Revitalizing Downtowns with TIFMembers only Login
TIF is perennially one of the nation’s most effective and popular development finance tools, but also one of its most misunderstood and controversial. The types of projects that TIF supports in Illinois are diverse, making TIF a very flexible...
EB-5 BasicsMembers only Login
Carolyn Lee from Miller Mayer LLP & Robert Divine from Baker Donelson PC present on the basics of the EB-5 program.
Working with Regional CentersMembers only Login
Kostas Poulakidas from Taft Law, Manuel Ortiz from Civitas Capital, Bill Gresser from EB-5 New York State Regional Center & Adam Greene from Live in America LLC present on their experience in working with regional centers.
Go Back to The Well: Water Infrastructure Opportunities
This report, produced by the National Resources Defense Council, discusses the power of State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and analyzes how increasing the capacity of SRFs could help to vastly improve water infrastructure throughout the country.