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Search Results: Economic Development
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Shared Kitchen Toolkit
This Toolkit is intended for everyone from kitchen entrepreneurs to startup nonprofits, from economic development agencies to producer networks, from food system groups to real estate developers. We hope this Toolkit also provides helpful guidance...
Small Business Credit Survey 2019
The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, delivers timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, lenders, and service providers. The report...
Fair Food Fund 5 Year Impact Report
The Fair Food Fund was designed to meet these entrepreneurs where they are and take them where they want to go. Since 2013, we have invested more than $3 million in 13 food businesses. Just as important is supporting these businesses on the road to...
Growing Food Connections: Aggregation, Processing, and DistributionMembers only Login
This brief highlights the many ways and scales at which local governments can invest in aggregation, processing, and distribution infrastructure to support local and regional food systems, from commissioning assessment studies and food hub business...
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...
Finance Fund Invests in Charter ManufacturingMembers only Login
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing enabled Charter to acquire the equipment and machinery needed to operate its new, $148 million, 170,000 sq. ft. rolling mill, which is adjacent to its existing coil mill and steel making facility.
GASB Draft P3 and Availability Payment Arrangements Members only Login
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is responsible for (1) establishing and improving standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting to provide useful information to users of financial reports and (2)...
Financing Native Nations: Access to Capital MarketsMembers only Login
One-third of reservation-based Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and the nations governing these reservations, unable to spur economic development, struggle to provide even the most basic services. Yet, despite their difficulty in...
Financing Native-owned BusinessMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Interior provides steps and answered questions about financing a tribal or native-owned business.
Access to Capital and Credit in Native CommunitiesMembers only Login
This document, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review” (Data Review) begins to answer the questions: Where does Native America stand now in terms of capital and credit access? What has been the effect of new action and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Landscape of Mega Project InitiativesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, expert speakers from CAI Global, Baltimore Development Corporation, Arlington Economic Development, and VEDP provided an in-depth overview of the approaches being used by cities,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Strategies to Support Your Local Venture Capital EcosystemMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Lamont Price with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Teela Spiller with the Atlanta Micro Fund, and Eric Clement with the NYCEDC highlighted several...
Why the Farm Bill Matters for Greater PhiladelphiaMembers only Login
Every five years, Congress reauthorizes this sweeping piece of legislation in an effort to prevent hunger, bring fresh foods to communities lacking access, and add vibrancy and diversity to the local food system. However, funding for critical...
Franklin County, OH TIF Deal for La Plaza TapatiaMembers only Login
The first County-Township parcel TIF (tax increment financing) enacted by Franklin County for a new location and expansion of a regional ethnic grocer: La Plaza Tapatia (the Developer), in Franklin Township.
U.S. EPA Office of Community Revitalization's Strategies for Food Systems, Health, and Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
Local Food, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically thriving downtowns and neighborhoods through the development of local food systems.
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...
Supporting Healthy Food Access in NCMembers only Login
The resulting lack of access to healthy, affordable food undermines the health and well-being of children and families, and further harms communities that are already struggling economically. The report led to a series of convenings of key...
The Hatchery Chicago Fact SheetMembers only Login
The Hatchery Chicago is a non-profit food business incubator that enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses. Accion, the area’s largest microlender, and ICNC, which runs one of the largest business incubators in the...
Examining the Local Value of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
Every year local and state governments in the United States expend tens of billions of dollars on economic development incentives. Under intense pressure to deliver economic opportunity, policymakers utilize incentives to encourage private sector...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Building on earlier research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this report identifies best practices for effectively evaluating tax incentives. Specifically, Pew recommends that states take three steps: make a plan, measure the impact, and inform policy...
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...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Food System - Thinking Outside of the SiloMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Barry Kukovich with Peoples Gas, Glenn Ford with InCity Farms and Rick Terrien with Artisan Food Networks, thought outside the silo and recognized the food system as an economic...
Unlocking the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Toby Rittner, President and CEO of CDFA, presents the development finance toolbox during the Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Emerging Financing Approaches to Keeping Companies Locally OwnedMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, the Democracy Collaborative and other thought leaders discussed how economic development leaders are beginning to incorporate employee ownership into their work; the potential large...
Charting a Decade of Change Across American CommunitiesMembers only Login
In this report, the Economic Innovation Group analyze the state of American communities through use of their Distressed Communities Index. The findings from EIG come 10 years after the start of the 2008 financial crisis.
Strategically Reacting to an Identified Community/Economic Development Finance Need: The Akron Community Revitalization FundMembers only Login
Chris Burnham with the Development Finance Authority of Finance Authority of Summit County discusses a loan program dedicated to the revitalization of his community.
Neighborhood and Industrial RevitalizationMembers only Login
Melissa Johnson and Todd Castellini with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority discuss neighborhood and industrial revitalization in their community.
Public-Private Partnerships + Innovative InfrastructureMembers only Login
JF Strayer of Grant Thronton LLP presents on innovative solutions to infrastructure with P3.
Public-Private Partnerships + Innovative InfrastructureMembers only Login
Robert Gamble from Public Financial Management presents on P3s and innovative infrastructure.
Is Your City Opportunity Zone Ready?Members only Login
Larry Kosmont of Kosmont Companies presents on whether or not your city is opportunity zone ready.
The Latest on Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Katie Kramer from CDFA presents on the latest on Opportunity Zones.
P3 Case Study: Napa Civic CenterMembers only Login
Heather Maloney from City of Napa presents a case study of the Napa Civic Center project.
The State of Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Beth Mullen from CohnReznick presents on the state of Opporunity Zones.
Financing Fiber InfrastructureMembers only Login
Nathan Rosenberg from the Broadband Group presents on financing fiber infrastructure on cities across the U.S.
Striking a Balance: A National Assessment of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
This paper, produced by the Upjohn Institute, analyzes the intensified use of incentives as local governments compete for new plants and corporate relocations, and as private firms increasingly demand a deal. While incentives promise jobs and tax...
State Strategies to Help Businesses Launch and ExpandMembers only Login
This report, produced by The PEW Charitable Trusts, examines how state governments can find solutions to policies that undermine opportunities for investment and job creation when businesses spend too much time or money on inefficient regulatory...
The Partners Involved: Municipal AdvisorMembers only Login
Wes Hall of PFM discusses the role of the municipal advisor in bond finance deals.
Bond Case Studies - Illinois Finance AuthorityMembers only Login
Rich Frampton from the Illinois Finance Authority presents bond case studies from his work in Illinois.
Understanding TIF Bond FinancingMembers only Login
Sara Davis-Buss from Eckert Seamans & Chris Sheehan from Stifel present on TIF bond financing.
Combining & Leveraging TIFMembers only Login
Emily Metzler from MuniCap presents on combining and leveraging TIF with other tools.
Combining & Leveraging TIFMembers only Login
Mike Pehur from Duane Morris Government Strategies presents on combining and leveraging TIF with other tools.
TIF - Structuring & Layering ConsiderationsMembers only Login
Caleb Bell from Bricker & Eckler presents on TIF layering with other tools.
Identifying the Gap - Action Steps
Josh Lavrinc from Callay Capital presents on gap financing and tax credits.
Post-Loan ClosingMembers only Login
Roxanne Greising from SEDA - COG Local Development Comission presents on post loan closing for RLFs.
The Decision ProcessMembers only Login
Roxanne Greising from SEDA - COG Local Development Commission presents on the Decision Process in RLFs.
Innovative Revolving Loan FundsMembers only Login
Ray D'Agostino with the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership presents on innovative RLFs.
TIF Legal & Procedural Nuts & Bolts and ProcessMembers only Login
Susheela Nemani-Stanger from the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Melissa Messina from HJ Sims speak on the TIF legal and procedural nuts and bolts.
TIF Financing VariationsMembers only Login
Emily Metzler from MuniCap, Maurice Strul from Allegheny County & Chris Sheehan from Stifel present on the variations of TIF.
Basics of Tax Increment FinanceMembers only Login
Toby Rittner from CDFA presents on the basics of tax increment financing.
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