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Search Results: Economic Development
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Notice Regarding Applications for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) - September 27, 2021
This notice provides information regarding the requirements and timeline for applications for SSBCI funding. As described below, applications for SSBCI capital programs must be initiated by December 11, 2021, and be completed by February 11, 2022;...
Incentives for Entrepreneurial FirmsMembers only Login
Many economic development organizations (EDOs) have embraced the mission to support entrepreneurial firms in their communities. EDOs engage in their entrepreneurial ecosystems, in part, by providing resources, sometimes in the form of business...
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Best Practices for Marketing & Selling PACE Across All Market Sectors
Now that the PACE marketplace has been “built,” how does it become mainstream so that all property owners know about PACE? This workshop explored proven methods for marketing and selling PACE to contractors, economic development agencies, commercial...
Analyzing the Impact of Lowering the 50% Test for 4% Tax-Exempt Bond Financed PropertiesMembers only Login
Novogradac conducted an analysis of the private activity bond (PAB) financed by test for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). The analysis determined that lowering the financed by test for PAB test from the current law threshold of 50 percent to...
How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report describes how three CDFIs drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through a model defined by the EFOD Collaborative as Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD). EFOD is a development approach that...
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned BusinessesMembers only Login
A Playbook for Scaling Latino-Owned Businesses is designed to support the scaling and continued growth of Latino-owned businesses by offering entrepreneur support organizations, financial institutions, and other stakeholders actions they can take to...
Equity in Capital Improvement Planning ProcessesMembers only Login
Capital budgets and improvement plans present exceptional opportunities for governments to drive equitable outcomes in municipalities, particularly when budgeting for recovery. The significant spending power authorized through capital budgets –...
State Economic MonitorMembers only Login
This interactive app from the Urban Institute allows users to explore the latest employment data in all 50 states.
From Wealthy Enclaves to Asset Deserts: What the Geography of Asset Income Signals About Wealth Distribution in the U.S.Members only Login
This EIG report, interactive map, and case studies illustrate increasing wealth concentration in the U.S. and the urgency of forging new pathways that allow more Americans to have a substantial ownership stake in the wealth created by the U.S....
Repaying California’s Federal Unemployment Insurance LoanMembers only Login
The Governor’s 2021‑22 May Revision budget proposes $36 million General Fund to pay the first, partial payment on the state’s outstanding federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) loan and proposes to direct $1.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan...
Overview of the Taxable Municipal Bond MarketMembers only Login
This MSRB study examines the taxable bond market through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines taxable bond issuance volumes during the pandemic and compares them to levels seen during the Build America Bonds program. In many cases, taxable...
Value Capture Strategies and Municipal Bonds and DebtMembers only Login
This FHWA webinar discusses how municipal bonds and debt can be used as a value capture strategy for highway-related projects. The webinar is intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural transportation...
Value Capture Strategies and Infrastructure Bank ProgramsMembers only Login
This FHWA webinar discusses how infrastructure banks tie into value capture strategies for highway-related projects. The webinar is intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural transportation agencies...
Value Capture Strategies and Public-Private PartnershipsMembers only Login
This FHWA webinar discusses how public-private partnerships (P3s) can be leveraged as a value capture strategy for highway-related projects. The webinar is intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural...
Value Capture Strategies: Tax Increment FinancingMembers only Login
This FHWA webinar discusses how Tax Increment Financing (TIF) can be utilized as a value capture strategy for transportation projects. The webinar is intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural...
Localizing the State Small Business Credit InitiativeMembers only Login
This white paper, authored by three researchers at Drexel University's Nowak Metro Finance Lab, argues that to drive a recovery that expands opportunity and innovation, local leaders would be well put to think about ways they can maximize SSBCI...
Community-Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook
This playbook provides concrete guidance on how to implement a community-rooted approach to economic inclusion—one that can build wealth within underinvested communities, while reducing economic inequities within entire cities by connecting more...
Wisconsin TIF - 2020 in ReviewMembers only Login
Baker Tilly is sharing their inaugural Wisconsin TIF Data Book. This report summarizes key metrics, trends and insights on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in this state. TIF is the most powerful economic development financial tool for Wisconsin...
The State Small Business Credit Initiative: An Opportunity to Grow Employee Ownership?
Could Federal Reserve dollars from the American Rescue Plan be used to support employee ownership? If capital were to flow in larger amounts to employee ownership, where should it flow? To what industries? How much capital could actually be...
A Strategic Plan for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the Albuquerque Metropolitan RegionMembers only Login
Albuquerque Economic Development has embraced the critical need for developing a strategy not only to drive recovery in the region, but to ensure that it does not again find itself left behind as it was following the Great Recession. The 2021...
San Diego County Food Vision 2030Members only Login
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Limits of Disclosure Regulation in the Municipal Bond Market
Using a novel data set on municipal private debt disclosures, the authors of this academic research study the effectiveness and market impact of disclosure regulation in the municipal debt market. By comparing reportable private debt events to the...
City of Wichita / Sedgwick County Food System Master Plan Members only Login
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Master Food Plan was created from the energy, hard work, and input of our community. The over-arching goals in this plan are to: foster food system coordination and education; improve access to healthy food; and increase...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
Key Factors and Strategies for Urban and Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Through data analysis supported by stakeholder interviews and case studies, this research from the National League of Cities identifies factors that support local engagement in regional economies, how these factors vary for urban and rural places,...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband ProgramsMembers only Login
This study from the Pew Charitable Trusts posits three key ingredients that are necessary for effective broadband expansion efforts. Research shows that states are more likely to successfully achieve broadband access goals when they 1) have a...
USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide was created by the USDA in 2021 for community leaders and other local entities. The guide highlights four key assistance types necessary to building a stronger rural workforce: 1) Workforce development planning; 2) Infrastructure and...
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...
Entrepreneur-Led Economic Development: A New Strategy for Generating Local Growth and ProductivityMembers only Login
This report outlines a comprehensive approach, which is called “entrepreneur-led economic development”. The goal is to create feedback loops between entrepreneurial leaders and other local decision-makers and to cultivate networks that connect...
Impact in Place: Emerging Sources of Community Investment Capital and Strategies to Direct It at ScaleMembers only Login
Recognizing the urgency of the pandemic and related crises, on June 7, 2021, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approached the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance to write a report about the current landscape of capital sources for community investment...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Assembling Capital for Rural Development
During this installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, learn about essential financing sources employed by rural communities to complete projects in today’s economy.
SSBCI Fact Sheet for Tribal GovernmentsMembers only Login
This SSBCI fact sheet for Tribal Governments was created by the Department of the Treasury in May 2021. SSBCI will allocate at least $500 million to Tribal governments. A Notice of Intent to apply for SSBCI funds from Tribal governments is due July...
Notice and Request for Information - SSBCIMembers only Login
Treasury invites the public to comment on the SSBCI program design and implementation in order to support new and existing small businesses. Responses may be used by Treasury to assist in developing program design and guidance. Responses may also be...
Neighborhood-Level Investment from the Opportunity Zone Program: Early EvidenceMembers only Login
A new report from economists at the University of California Berkeley provides the first real evidence of OZ investment captured in 2019. Approximately $18.9 billion of aggregate OZ investments occurred that year representing nearly 2,500...
SSBCI 2.0 Preliminary Allocation Table
This table identifies the funds allocated to states, territories, and the District of Columbia pursuant to the American Rescue Plan's 2021 updates to the State Small Business Credit Initiative. The table has been updated to provide additional...
American Rescue Plan Resurrects SSBCI - A Key Small-Business Financing ProgramMembers only Login
This blog post from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discusses changes to the newly reauthorized State Small Business Credit Initiative, including funding targeted to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
OZ Prospectus - County of San Bernardino, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the County of San Bernardino, California. It was produced through collaboration between San Bernardino County and Local Equity LLC.
Economic Development Grant Opportunities within the American Rescue PlanMembers only Login
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides local governments with an unprecedented opportunity to access federal funding to support community priorities. The ARP includes direct funding (known as Fiscal Recovery Funds) to state and local...
American Rescue Plan Act - Local Relief Frequently Asked QuestionsMembers only Login
After the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, it guaranteed direct relief to all 19,000 cities, towns, and villages in the United States. NLC has identified frequently asked questions about the...
How Broad are State Sales Tax Bases?Members only Login
This chartbook compares the breadth of general sales and excise tax bases across the states. It categorizes detailed personal consumption expenditures (as measured in the Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Products Accounts) by their...
Idaho Collateral Support Program - Summary Report as of April 30, 2021Members only Login
The Idaho Collateral Support Program (CSP) provides qualified small businesses with additional loan collateral necessary for a lender to grant the loan. The CSP was funded through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program....
Repositioning Economic Development Incentives Post-Pandemic
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Smart Incentives have produced a series of reports for the State Economic Development Executives network over the past year providing guidance on critical issues and trade-offs to help state...
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