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Search Results: Innovation Finance
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Managing the Data Revolution in the Municipal MarketMembers only Login
While digital technology has transformed virtually every industry, in certain respects the muni bond market continues to operate in ways that date back to its origins more than 200 years ago. In this Bond Buyer white paper, find out how new...
Non-Traditional Investment Ideas - Cassie Polhemus, Eric Clement, Jen Risley, Michael Tsahalis, Kim VincentMembers only Login
Cassie Polhemus, Eric Clement, Jen Risley, Michael Tsahalis, and Kim Vincent present Non-Traditional Investment Ideas.
EDA FY2019 Disaster Supplemental NOFO Webinar SlidesMembers only Login
This webinar, hosted by the EDA, provided info about the content of the 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). It helped attendees increase understanding of eligibility and EDA’s application submission and review process,...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
The ReConnect Broadband Pilot ProgramMembers only Login
This overview of the USDA's ReConnect Broadband Pilot Program was authored by the Congressional Research Service in July 2019.
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...
ReConnecting Rural Broadband - Strategies for Funding SuccessMembers only Login
During this webinar, Lindsay Miller, Attorney with Ice Miller LLP, Heather Morgan, Executive Director of Project 17, Ryeon Corsi, Management and Program Analyst at USDA-RD, and Jeff Reiman, Vice President of The Broadband Group discussed creative...
Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy Members only Login
When paired with energy efficiency measures, cost effective solar energy systems can support state and local program administrators’ goals to reduce low-income household energy burden. Energy burden is the share or percentage of annual household...
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program's OfficeMembers only Login
Edward Rios from the Department of Energy provides an overview of the financing programs offered through the Loan Programs Office at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Emerging Technology and the Capital MarketsMembers only Login
During this webinar, Bethany Pugh, Managing Director with PFM, Robert Novembre, CEO & Founder of Clarity Market Holdings, Lindsey Brannon, Head of Finance at Neighborly, and Gregg Bienstock, CEO & Co-Founder of Lumesis discussed how emerging...
Broadband Loan and Grant Programs in the USDA’s Rural Utilities ServiceMembers only Login
This March 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service outlines programs offered by the USDA's Rural Utilities Service that finance rural broadband. These include Community Connect Grants, Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants, the...
2018 OR Capital Scan: Trends for the futureMembers only Login
The fourth edition of the Oregon Capital Scan report continues to address the topic of capital availability for emerging and growth stage companies within the state.
Solar Lending Practices by Community and Regional Financial Institutions Members only Login
Current projections of solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs and deployment in the United States indicate substantial capital requirements over the next 30 years and beyond. Concurrently, community and regional financial institutions (CRFIs),...
FAQs about the U.S. International Development Finance CorporationMembers only Login
The BUILD Act of 2018 establishes a new agency—the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC)—by consolidating and expanding existing U.S. government development finance functions, which are conducted primarily by the Overseas Private...
2017 Small Business Credit Survey ResultsMembers only Login
This report overviews the findings of the 2017 Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS). The SBCS, a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, provides timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policy...
Micro-Lending AcademyMembers only Login
Heidi Pickman with CAMEO and Nataly Mojica with Accion discuss their models for microlending organizations.
2017 CA Small Business Credit SurveyMembers only Login
This report, produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, shares the results of the Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the Community Development Offices of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.
CDFA - Small Business Development Impact Investing White Paper
The Small Business Development & Impact Investing White Paper documents the potential for collaboration between Impact Investors and high performing Development Finance Agencies (DFAs). Together, DFAs and Impact Investors can fill the capital gaps...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Bridge Financing Solutions for Spurring DevelopmentMembers only Login
How can bridge lending become a dynamic part of a project's capital stack? During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, Brett Doney with Great Falls Montana Development Authority and Terry Hegle with Business Oregon...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Crowdfunding Small Business DevelopmentMembers only Login
Crowdsourcing.org defines crowdfunding as “the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.” This financing mechanism has become immensely popular with entrepreneurs and small businesses as...
Smart Incentives - Incentivizing an Increasingly Automated Manufacturing SectorMembers only Login
This white paper, prepared for Smart Incentives, provides a Descriptive Analysis of U.S. States’ Manufacturing Investment Promotion Programs. It catalogs the varied incentive tools and rationales of individual states toward attracting and...
Today's Capital Access ChallengeMembers only Login
Bob Isaacson from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development presents on the innovative access to capital programs that exist in Minnesota.
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...
Access to Capital for Native Communities in ArizonaMembers only Login
Clint Kaasa discusses how the USDA provides financing programs and strategies for Native communities in Arizona and considers how to leverage the available capital for even greater investment.
How P3's Support American BioscienceMembers only Login
This report, produced by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, explores how bioscience innovations can be supported by legislation and job creation through the use of public private partnerships.
Philanthropic Financing - The East Baltimore Revitalization InitiativeMembers only Login
The East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative is the largest urban redevelopment effort in Baltimore since the successful redevelopment of the Inner Harbor. This report focuses specifically on financing strategies that have helped move the project...
HNEF Scorecard PresentationMembers only Login
Maggie Church from CLF Ventures presents on ways to measure the impact of investments in communities.
Non-CIF WTAD Funded ProjectsMembers only Login
Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) are established to propel investment by financing redevelopment in blighted areas. In Georgia, these districts have catalyzed innovative growth and groundbreaking projects throughout the state. Jennifer Fine with...
Enterprising States: Re-creating Equality of OpportunityMembers only Login
States and their governors play a pivotal role in filling the talent pipeline, providing critical leadership to link businesses with the education, workforce, and economic development systems. Solutions will vary by state of course, but there is an...
Top 20 State by Equity InvestmentMembers only Login
This report, by the American Investment Council, utilizes PitchBook data to determine the top 20 states for equity investments in 2016.
Evaluation of SSBCI ProgramMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of 142 state credit support and investment programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which supported over $8 billion in new lending and investing to small businesses since 2011. The...
Small Business Credit SurveyMembers only Login
To learn more about business conditions and the financing needs of small businesses, the 12 Federal Reserve Banks collaborated on the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS). The survey, conducted between September and December of 2016, gathered...
WIFIA Project Approval and Closing
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Approval and Closing - Learn about application submission and evaluation, term sheet development, and closing.
WIFIA Project SelectionMembers only Login
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Project Selection - Learn about the application and selection process, including the letter of interest components, selection criteria and their weights, and preliminary creditworthiness and...
Regional Fund of Funds ModelMembers only Login
Robert Heard from Cimarron Capital Partners explains a funds of funds approach to help connect entrepreneurs and venture capitalist.
Financing Solutions for Rural BroadbandMembers only Login
John Padalino from Kemp Smith Law talks about financing solutions for rural broadband and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.
Financing Entrepreneurs and Innovation in North CarolinaMembers only Login
Dave Neal from The Startup Factory, David Morris from the Forrest Firm and Thom Ruhe from NC IDEA talk about financing entrepreneurs and innovation in North Carolina.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Manufacturing Finance: Bonds & Tax Increment Supporting the Industrial Renaissance Members only Login
This month’s CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series unlocked the financing tools that support new, expanding and relocating manufacturers.
State Small Business Tax Index 2016Members only Login
State and local taxes affect decisions made by entrepreneurs and businesses. And that’s the focus of SBE Council’s “Small Business Tax Index 2016.” Among the states, some are situated well from a competitive tax standpoint, with others moving in the...
MI 21st Century Jobs Trust FundMembers only Login
For most states, promoting entrepreneurship has not been part of the mainstream programmatic efforts of traditional economic-development policy. However certain states, such as Michigan, have had the foresight to support investments which foster an...
Downtown Redevelopment Districts WebcastMembers only Login
This Ohio focused webcast features a discussion on the recently passed the new Downtown Redevelopment District legislation (HB 233) that provides new tools, including property assessment and TIF-like provisions, available to rehabilitate historic...
Exploring Pittsburgh’s EcoInnovation District Members only Login
Michael Pehur (Duane Morris Government Strategies), Jeni Cooper (Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh), and Scott Page (Interface Studio LLC) discuss the current groundwork and timeline for Pittsburgh's EcoInnovation District, which combines...
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