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Search Results: CDFA Original Research
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CDFA's Analysis of Capital Program Policy Guidelines for the State Small Business Credit Initiative
CDFA’s analysis of the November 2021 SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines is meant to provide a high-level overview of key provisions and is not comprehensive of all updates and changes to the April 2014 policy guidelines.
CDFA 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
The CDFA Annual Volume Cap Report provides an overview of volume cap trends and how private activity bonds (PABs) were used from state to state. The 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report is the most comprehensive analysis of PAB volume cap trends and...
Food Finance Detroit: A Landscape Map for Financing Detroit’s Local Food System
With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CDFA is researching how development finance agencies can become more engaged in developing local and regional food systems. This report from CDFA identifies traditional development finance tools that...
CDFA's Public Comments on the Treasury Department's Notice and Request for Information on SSBCI
The Council of Development Finance Agencies and its SSBCI Coalition provided comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Notice and Request for Information — State Small Business Credit Initiative (RFI) on June 1, 2021. Detailed...
CDFA-EDA Revolving Loan Fund Best Practices Handbook
Throughout the CDFA EDA RLF Best Practices Program, several common characteristics emerged from high performing RLFs. The best practices outlined in this guide synthesize these exceptional traits and address the strategies employed by successful EDA...
King County Local Food Facility Development Finance Roadmap Report
With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CDFA is researching how development finance agencies can become more engaged in developing local and regional food systems. As part of this work, CDFA is partnered with King County, Washington to...
Leveraging Development Finance Tools to Attract Opportunity Zone Investment
This guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, provides an overview of various development finance tools and suggestions for how communities could use these tools to finance projects in Opportunity Zones. Each section includes additional resources to learn...
Five Strategies for Engaging Opportunity Zone Investors
This quick guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, outlines five key strategies for engaging Opportunity Zones investors including resources and tips that can help communities attract investment to their revitalization efforts.
CDFA Reframe, Build, Plan: Restoring America's Local Food Systems
CDFA released the final publication of the CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series, Advancing Local Food Systems Through Development Finance. This webinar provides an overview of this publication as we review CDFA's framework for expanding traditional...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Stillman College
The Roadmap to Redevelopment Report was developed through a 2-day process that included interviews with numerous stakeholders from the government, business, and non-profit sectors. The plan provides a framework for the financing of the redevelopment...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Mt Vernon, WA
The Roadmap to Redevelopment Report was developed through a 2-day process that included interviews with numerous stakeholders from the government, agriculture, business, and non-profit sectors. The plan provides a framework for the financing of the...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Ramsey, MN
The Roadmap to Redevelopment Report was developed through a 2-day process that included interviews with numerous stakeholders from the government, agriculture, business, and non-profit sectors. The plan provides a framework for the financing of the...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Anchorage, AK
This report provides financing strategies for the redevelopment of the Former Alaska Native Service Hospital in Anchorage, AK
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Investment Tools
This paper continues a white paper series demonstrating the ways in which traditional development financing is already supporting food systems, with a focus on finance tools that help to stimulate investment. An overview of investment tools, such as...
CDFA 2018 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
In 2018, the 50 states and the District of Columbia received $37.1 billion in new volume cap allocation, an increase of nearly $1.8 billion from 2017. Total private activity bond issuance slightly decreased from $24.86 billion in 2017 to $24.14...
Navigating the Opportunity Zones: A Playbook for Community Development
CDFA and LISC collaborated on this report, which is designed to offer community organizations an overview of the possible trajectories and best practices to consider when designing community-based Opportunity Zones strategies.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Targeted Tools
This white paper is part of a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class which supports the market growth of local and regional food systems. This paper focuses specifically on targeted financing tools that can be used to...
CDFA Conduit Bond Fee Study
The CDFA Conduit Bond Fee Study evaluates the landscape of current conduit bond fees in order to share best practices and common structures employed by conduit bond issuers across the country. The CDFA Conduit Bond Fee Study only looks at fees...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Conduit Bond Fees - A Look Behind the NumbersMembers only Login
As the bond market changes, bond issuers must work diligently to keep their fee structures up to date. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we looked beyond the fee structures and broke down the...
Snohomish County Food Hub Roadmap to Redevelopment
This report provides financing strategies for the Food Hub in Snohomish County, Washington. The food hub would sit atop a capped landfill, and would provide the area's agricultural producers with an additional market opportunity.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Bonds
Researched and written by CDFA, this is the third white paper in a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class that supports the market growth of local and regional food systems. This paper focuses specifically on bond...
St. Luc's Cultural Immersion Center Roadmap to Redevelopment
This report provides financing strategies for St. Luc's Cultural Immersion Center in Arnaudville, Louisiana. St. Luc's is a proposed hands-on immersive engagement center for Cajun, Creole, and French language and culture.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Access to Capital
Research and written by CDFA, this white paper is part of a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class which supports the market growth of local and regional food systems which meet the economic, social, environmental, and...
City of Casper Hotel and Conference Center Roadmap to Redevelopment
This report provides financing strategies for a hotel and conference center in or near downtown Casper where large organization both state and national can hold their conference and large meetings.
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report Greenfield Ohio
This report provides financing strategies for the redevelopment of the Village of Greenfield Ohio with specific concentration on their industrial park and downtown.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Development Finance
Many food-related initiatives, projects, and businesses have lacked sufficient resources and financing for economic and community development, largely because the food system as a whole has not been formally defined as an asset class. As the first...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Willamette Falls Legacy Project
This report provides financing strategies for the redevelopment of the Williamette Falls Legacy Project. Plans for redevelopment to include a world-class riverwalk to allow for public access and viewing of Willamette Falls.
The Pajama Factory Roadmap to Redevelopment
The report provides financing strategies to accelerate the redevelopment of an eight-building complex into a creative community featuring artist residences and work studios, retail opportunities, and event space.
Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act
The Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act is a CDFA legislative proposal that would fund credit enhancement tools and provide credit support for clean energy bond finance structures.
CDFA 2017 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
In 2017, the 50 states and the District of Columbia received $35.3 billion in new volume cap allocation, an increase of $205.3 million from 2016. Even though total volume cap capacity was lower in 2017, total private activity bond issuance increased...
Wharf St. Mary's Roadmap to Redevelopment
This report provides suggestions for financing the redevelopment the former Gilman Paper Mill into a wharf, including dry dock storage, a boatyard, docking facilities and boat repair facilities, along with a mixed-use commercial and residential...
CDFA Opportunity Zones Report: State of the States
In this special report CDFA documents the current status of the Opportunity Zones incentive in states around the country. Using both statistical and anecdotal information gathered from recent surveys and conversations, CDFA highlights the work being...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Waterfront Lot D
This report provides financing strategies for the redevelopment of a 12-acre waterfront lot in Duluth. Plans for redevelopment include high-end housing, office space, and possible retail.
City of Dellwood - West Florissant Ave Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment strategies for the West Florissant Ave Redevelopment in Dellwood, MO.
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.
City of Fresno - St. Rest Campus and Elm Avenue Corridor Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment suggestions for the St. Rest Campus and Elm Avenue Corridor in the City of Fresno, California.
City of Pensacola - Maritime Park Marina
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the City of Pensacola's Maritime Park Marina in Pensacola, FL.
City of Sheridan - South Santa Fe Business Park Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the City of Sheridan's South Santa Fe Business Park in Sheridan, CO.
Speedway Business Park Roadmap to Redevelopment
Merit Development, of Fairmont, WV, is redeveloping the former Owens-Illinois Glass Factory into a business park. With cleanup complete, Merit is ready to undertake several other development challenges on the site including FEMA floodplain...
Steelworks Center of the West Roadmap to Redevelopment
The Steelworks Center of the West is planning the rehabilitation of the former Colorado Fuel and Iron Company office building. The space will serve as an expanded museum for exhibitions memorializing the history of the coal and steel industries in...
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency (Handbook) serves as a companion to the Practitioner’s Guide to help illuminate the structures of development finance agencies (DFAs), essential conduits to...
1894 City Market Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for The City of Texarkana, AR and the Developer of the 1894 City Market.
Oregon State University - Cascades Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the Oregon State University Campus Expansion Project in Bend. OR
Redstone Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the 453 & 501 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont.
CDFA 2016 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
In 2016, the 50 states and the District of Columbia received $35.14 billion in new volume cap allocation, an increase of $263 million from 2015. Total private activity bond issuance in 2016 increased from 2015, climbing from $12.98 billion to $20.38...
Vertical Innovations Roadmap to Redevelopment
As part of the Brownfields Technical Assistance Program, this report from CDFA staff and technical advisors provides redevelopment recommendations for the former MFA grain silos in Springfield, MO.
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