Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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The ReFresh ProjectMembers only Login
In an effort to support the surrounding community and economy in both the development and implementation of the ReFresh Project, the City of New Orleans provided recruiting, hiring, and training services to ensure a robust local workforce. These...
St. Louis Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and efficiency of the city's economic development incentives as well as to answer basic questions on: dollar amount of incentive use, where and when incentives have been used, characteristics of...
Cincinnati Incentives Policy ReviewMembers only Login
HR&A Advisors was hired to conduct this study for Cincinnati. The study found that Cincinnati's incentive portfolio facilitates achievement of a number of core economic development objectives, but policies can be strengthened to improve alignment...
2016 Incentives GuideMembers only Login
This BLS & Co. 2016 resource guide is intended to provide a detailed summary of the primary and most valuable state and local economic development incentives offered throughout the U.S to help companies evaluate whether incentives can play a...
Financing of the Kansas City StreetcarMembers only Login
The KC Streetcar project, opening to the public in spring of 2016, is a two-mile route that runs along Main Street in downtown Kansas City and connects Kansas City’s River Market area to Crown Center and Union Station. Hear from the team behind the...
The Rise of Innovation DistrictsMembers only Login
Innovation Districts are creative urban ecosystems in which city leaders, start-ups, established firms, institutions, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs converge to capitalize upon new ideas and technological breakthroughs. Innovation districts are...
CDFA TIF State-By-State Report 2015
The CDFA 2015 TIF State-By-State Report is a detailed review of the current state statutes and related regulations governing the use of tax increment financing tools throughout the country. This information has been collected by CDFA with the help...
Managing an RLFMembers only Login
Jean DeBellis with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation shares PIDC's view on revolving loan funds as well as an insight into the RLF managing software, Portfol.
PACE Program OverviewMembers only Login
Paul Toth, President & CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, presents the basic structure of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, in addition to providing several case studies that illustrate best practices.
Financing Art and Culture DistrictsMembers only Login
This essay from the National Cultural Districts Exchange focuses on the financing, funding, and sustainability of art districts and the efforts underway in the cities of San Diego, Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, and the state of Massachusetts.
The Use of TIF in NebraskaMembers only Login
The Platte Institute for Economic Research released this policy study on the use of TIF in Nebraska. The study covers general concepts, trends, cases studies from various size cities, economic analysis, and recommendations.