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Montgomery County Green Bank Overview
Tom Deyo from the Montgomery County Green Bank gives an overview of his organization.
Trends in Tax Increment Financing in Maryland
Keenan Rice from MuniCap & Alan Cason from McGuire Woods present on the latest trends in tax increment finance use in Maryland.
Introduction to New Markets Tax Credit Program
Kayla Gross of CohnReznick LLP gives basic overview of New Markets Tax Credits in Maryland.
Prince George's County, MD: Green Sustainability Fund
Shelly Gross-Wade from FSC First presents on Prince George's Countys' new Green Energy Sustainability Fund.
Smart Incentives Information Sheet
Ellen Harpel from Smart Incentives provides supplementary information for attendees.
Leveraging Tax Incentives Use in Development Projects
Ellen Harpel from Smart Incentives & Business Development Advisors presents on leveraging tax incentive use in development projects.
The Climate Access Fund: Social Equity through Clean Energy
Lynn Heller from the Climate Access Fund presents on this emerging fund in Maryland.
Investing in Food Systems: The Reinvestment Fund
Dana Johnson from the Reinvestment Fund presents on investing in food systems in Maryland & the DC area.
The P3 Capital Stack: Balancing Debt & Equity
Thomas Mulvihill from KeyBanc Capital Markets presents on variation of a P3 capital stack.
The P3 Capital Stack: Balancing Debt & Equity: A Legal Perspective
Stephanie Mayer from Mayer Brown presents a legal perspective on a P3 capital stack.
How KS is Using Regional Food Demand to Revitalize Rural Communities
This report, by Bob Heuer and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, details how Kansans are leveraging the growing demand for local/regional food produce to revitalize rural communities and strengthen family farms.
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...
Summit County & Akron: The Evolution of Summit County's Development Finance Authority
The evolution of community based development finance authority to achieve valuable/measurable community impact, the story of the DFA of Summit County, 1994 – present. Learn how a local port authority created to maintain rail rights away evolved into...
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...
A Timeline of Cleveland Urban Revitalization: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame through East Bank of the Flats
Cleveland is in the midst of a great urban revitalization, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority will present an overview the Port’s progression starting from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame through to East Bank of the Flats. During this...
Toledo-Lucas County and the Renaissance of Manufacturing and Energy
This session will provide an overview of the evolution of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority’s Better Building of Northwest Ohio Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program with a focus on how development partners can use this alternative...
Puerto Rico 127 Corridor Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, This report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides suggestions for the 127 corridor in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing Explained
Tax increment finance is a popular development finance tool generally used to address blight, promote neighborhood stability and inspire district-oriented development. The first video in this collaborative series developed by The International...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing
The second video in this collaborative series developed by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) outlines the variety of educational resources provided by the two organizations....
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing in the Community
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) benefits municipalities by providing up-front financing for developments that would not otherwise occur without receiving this form of assistance. The standard is called the “but for” test. The third video in this...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing for the Developer
A successful TIF is a partnership between the jurisdiction, community and the developer. The fourth video in this collaborative series developed by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Council of Development Finance Agencies...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing: The Joseph
The Joseph is a $75M project that included a 60,000-square-foot building with office and retail space, a 313-space garage and Art Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The fifth video in this collaborative series developed by The International Council of...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing: Bridge Street - Dublin, OH
The Bridge Street District is a mixed-use development along the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio that includes restaurants, shops, offices, and residential units, along with several community amenities including parking and a new library. The sixth...
2018 Learn More About CDFA's Free Technical Assistance for Brownfields Recording
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) offers free technical assistance to State, Local, and Tribal brownfield financing efforts. CDFA and partners provide resources and expertise related to revolving loan funds, tax credits, tax...
Opportunity Zones: A New Incentive for Investing in Low-Income Communities
The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) has released a fact sheet on Opportunity Zones, which offers a comprehensive overview of the program's tax benefits and the ways to operate an Opportunity Fund.
A New Paradigm: Impact Investing Through Development Finance AgenciesMembers only Login
During this webinar speakers form the Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority and Memphis EDGE presented on how and why they created Impact Investing programs in their communities.
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...
Angel Investment Tax Credits in Illinois and ElsewhereMembers only Login
Adam Blair with the Economic Development Research Group discusses Illinois’ extension of the angel investment tax credit and how it compares with similar programs in other states that compete for angel investment
Illinois Finance Authority's Participation Loan ProgramMembers only Login
Stan Luboff with the Illinois Finance Authority discusses IFA's new participation loan program.
State of Illinois Selected Finance and Assistance ProgramsMembers only Login
Victor Narusis with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity discusses selected finance and assistance programs in the State of Illinois.
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...
The State of Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure in IllinoisMembers only Login
Just as infrastructure development acts as a catalyst for economic growth, it is also changing the landscape for potential investors and the expanding field of infrastructure finance. As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be...
Tax Increment Financing Trends and Opportunities in IllinoisMembers 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...
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...
Finding InvestorsMembers only Login
Darrell Sanders and Kraig Schwigen discuss how to find investors in the EB-5 space.
EB-5 Case StudiesMembers only Login
Steve Strnisha from Cleveland International Fund presents on EB-5 Case Studies
Understanding EB-5 Immigration LawsMembers only Login
Carolyn Lee from Miller Mayer LLP & Robert Divine from Baker Donelson PC present on EB-5 Immigration Laws.
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.
EB-5 as a Component of the Capital StackMembers only Login
Kostas Poulakidas from Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Mark Katzoff from Seyfarth Shaw LLP & Dan Wycklendt from First Pathway Lending present on EB-5 as a component of the capital stack.
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.
Understanding EB-5 Securitites Law: Broker Issues and Unique Risks
Michael Homeier from Homeier Law PC presents on EB-5 Securities Law with a special focus on broker issues and the unique risks of EB-5 securities.
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Designing A Revolving Loan Fund Program to Meet Your Community’s Needs
The EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program helps small businesses access capital, especially when traditional lending institutions are not a good fit. The program allows for innovation, and many communities have designed their programs to meet the unique...
National Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program Booklet
This booklet, provided by the National Parks Service, provides an overview of the National Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program in general terms only.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Community Benefit Agreements - Sparking DevelopmentMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, Ed Trumbull and Brent Orrell from ICF discussed how public entities can optimize CBAs to generate greater community buy-in for development projects, and more...
Understanding EB-5 Securities LawsMembers only Login
Mariza McKee from Kutak Rock presents on Understanding EB-5 Securities Law.
Housing Tax Credit Investments: Investment and Operational PerformanceMembers only Login
This report is the seventh in a series of periodic reports issued by CohnReznick LLP that address the performance of properties financed with federal low-income housing tax credits.
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.
Learn More about Free Brownfields Technical Assistance Opportunities in 2018
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) offers free technical assistance to State, Local, and Tribal brownfield financing efforts. CDFA and partners provide resources and expertise related to revolving loan funds, tax credits, tax...
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