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Search Results: Innovation Finance
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CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Debunking Risk in Food System Finance
In this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we broke down the real and perceived risks of lending and discussed a variety of affordable financing solutions that are being employed by development finance agencies to invest in...
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...
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food Systems Through FinTech
In this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how tech innovations are increasing access to financing for food-related businesses and projects, and how finance is supporting the integration of new technology in...
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...
USDA Expands Access to Capital for Very Small Rural BusinessesMembers only Login
The USDA Rural Development published a final rule outlining changes to the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) on June 7, 2021. The program provides loans and grants to microenterprise development organizations to help them establish...
Tribal Colleges and Universities White PaperMembers only Login
This paper considers the role of TCUs and in particular the role of TCU curriculum in business development and entrepreneurship in tribal areas. We utilize existing data on TCU curriculum and tribal area characteristics and consider whether and to...
Agile Space Industries: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases Agile Space Industries located in Durango, CO. Agile designs, manufactures, and tests integrated aerospace propulsion systems, and has the only independent propulsion test facility...
New JobsOhio Grant Program Supports QED’s New R&D Center
Quality Electrodynamics (QED) turned to JobsOhio for support in creating a research and development (R&D) center for collaboration and innovation. This case study examines how the JobsOhio Research & Development Grant Program was able to assist QED.
CDFA - Ice Miller Broadband Financing Series: 5G, IoT, Smart Cities & Emerging Technologies
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) will create unprecedented new uses for internet-enabled devices and heighten demands for connectivity. 5G, considered the next mobile wireless standard, will support the proliferation of these devices. As part of our...
Creating Lasting Change through Community LeadershipMembers only Login
This piece from the Urban Institute examines how the students, parents, community organizers, and local leaders in Camden, NJ, Perry County, KY, and Hayward, CA are using data to make their communities better for themselves, for their neighbors, and...
Big Ideas for Small Business
This report provides a five-step roadmap towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and productive small-business sector. The report breaks down the five steps into ten major policy recommendations with detailed policy proposals. It was authored by the...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership ProgramMembers only Login
This 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) examines the the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, which is operated by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The Quest for Better Pricing: Human + MachineMembers only Login
PricingDirect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co, recently joined the list of companies that deploy these innovative techniques, specifically Machine Learning (ML). Leveraging J.P. Morgan’s strengths in the application of ML within...
EX-IM Bank FY 2019 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the annual report for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) for FY19. In FY 2019, EXIM authorized a total of nearly $8.2 billion to support approximately $9.1 billion of U.S. exports and an estimated 34,000 American jobs.
NMEDD - Economic Development Innovation Task Force ReportMembers only Login
In 2019, the Governor signed House Memorial 16 directing the Economic Development Department (NMEDD) to bring together stakeholders and convene an Economic Development Innovation Task Force to spur collaboration and innovative discussions on methods...
Upstart Aims to Become the Biggest and Best Technology Employer in OhioMembers only Login
Founded by ex-Googlers and based in Silicon Valley, Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to price credit and automate the borrowing process. Upstart partnered with the JobsOhio...
The National-Level Economic Impact of the MEP: Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019Members only Login
This study by Summit Consulting and the W.E. Upjohn Institute finds that the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of...
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
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,...
Cultivating Chicago's Innovation Environment: The State of the Illinois Medical DistrictMembers only Login
The market study validates the IMD’s potential to nurture Chicago’s innovation activity and advance economic development on a regional scale. Yet Chicago lags behind smaller cities in life sciences activity. The authors suggest that one impediment...
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 Markets
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...
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