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Search Results: Local Finance Program
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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...
The Los Angeles Good Food Purchasing ProgramMembers only Login
In 2011-2012, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council developed the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP), an innovative local food procurement policy aimed at building markets for good food to create an equitable food system for all of Los Angeles.
Starting and Operating a Business in Garrett County, MDMembers only Login
This guide is designed to help find answers in Garrett County, Maryland to the many questions which may arise when developing a new business idea or expanding current business.
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...
Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts Members only Login
This report from Georgia State University investigates Community Improvement Districts (CIDs). CIDs are an increasingly popular method of promoting economic growth in Georgia, with 25 active CIDs currently.
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...
Hermitage Landscape & Facade Improvement Fund ApplicationMembers only Login
Application from the City of Hermitage Pennsylvania operates an Industrial/Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to provide funding assistance in the form of low-interest financing for eligible economic development projects.
Creative Financing Strategies at the Local Level- Value Capture Members only Login
Ranadip Bose (SB Friedman Development Advisors) discusses creative financing strategies at the local level, specifically the concept of Value Capture as a tool for transportation finance.
Creative Financing Strategies at the Local Level- Combining Local Incentives Members only Login
Herb Klein (Jacob & Klein LTD) discusses creative financing strategies at the local level, specifically combining a number of incentives. Peoria Heights, IL is explored as a case study.
Creative Financing Strategies at the Local Level- Rating StrategiesMembers only Login
Melanie Shaker (Sycamore Advisors, LLC) discusses creative financing strategies at the local level, specifically exploring diversity in revenue sources, and how to make a strong rating agency case.
Reimagining RiNo… Together Art, Development and Change Andrew Members only Login
Jamie Licko (RiNo Art District), Andrew Feinstein (EXDO Events), and Chandler Romeo (Blue Silo Studios) discuss the RiNo Art District located just north of downtown Denver, now a thriving neighborhood full of remarkable arts and artists that is also...
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...
Evaluating the Impact of "Community Entertainment Districts"Members only Login
This presentation from the Community Development Society give an overview of general arts/entertainment districts and Community Entertainment Districts (CED) in Ohio. Then, the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the Pleasant Ridge CED...
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...
Innovation Districts Catalyze Jobs, Creativity, GrowthMembers only Login
Cities incubate creativity and serve as labs for innovative ideas and policies. The concept of an Innovation District is one such idea. These districts are creative, energy-laden ecosystems that focus on building partnerships across sectors.
Making it Count: Understanding the Value of Energy Efficiency Financing Programs Funded by Utility CustomersMembers only Login
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network examines various policy and regulatory mechanisms that can be used to ensure that efficiency financing initiatives provide value for society and protection for consumers. Featuring case studies...
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...
Orion Township, MI Pace Program ReportMembers only Login
Lean & Green Michigan's PACE Program Report for Orion Township in Michigan covers the task a municipality's needs to establish PACE financing. The report provides steps and a sample PACE agreement.
The Role of Conduit Issuers: St. Louis Economic Development PartnershipMembers only Login
Richard Palank, Senior Vice President, explains the how the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership acts as an conduit issuer.
Financing Manufacturers: MilwaukeeMembers only Login
David Misky, Assistant Executive Director, explains the how the City of Milwaukee supports manufacturers with financing.
Financing Manufacturers: Municipal AdvisorsMembers only Login
Tina Neal, Senior Vice President of Davenport & Company LLC, explains the role of municipal advisors and how help public agencies finance manufacturers.
Financing Manufacturers: Industrial Development BondMembers only Login
Terry Finn, President of Stern Brothers & Co., explains how public issuers can finance manufacturers with Industrial Development Bonds (IDB).
Framing the National Incentives DiscussionMembers only Login
Kenneth W. Bond form Squire Patton Boggs, Ellen Harpel from Business Development Advisors, Christopher D. Lloyd from McGuire Woods, and Heidi Springer from New York Grant Company cover finance incentives for businesses.
Disaster Resiliency: Financing Resiliency in AmericaMembers only Login
Theresa Cassano from HR&A Advisors explains the National Disaster Resilience Competition & Capacity Building Initiative.
Disaster Resiliency: Building Resilience in Your EconomyMembers only Login
Kevin Bush from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development explains HUD's Disaster Recovery Program, National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), and Build America Investment Initiative.
Disaster Resiliency: Fitch Ratings ApproachMembers only Login
Larry Levitz from Fitch Ratings explains how Fitch Ratings approach to a municipality's resiliency to disasters and dependency on FEMA could be reflected in ratings.
Arts & Culture Project Showcase: Colorado Creative IndustriesMembers only Login
Margaret Hunt from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade showcases the RiNo Arts District in Denver as an example of a Colorado Creative Industries creative district.
Los Angeles County Business Incentives and Resources GuideMembers only Login
LAEDC provide an updated edition of the LA County Business Incentives Guide. It provides details on all 88 cities and the county, and has the potential to help businesses' bottom line.
MassDevelopment Brownfields FinancingMembers only Login
Mike Galligan of MassDevelopment presents case studies on brownfield redevelopment sites throughout Massachusetts, outlining the creative financing strategies used.
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.
Reversing the Cycle of Disinvestment DowntownMembers only Login
Jeff Siegler, Director of Revitalization at Heritage Ohio discusses downtown redevelopment by producing incentives, the right approach, bridging the financing gap, and the local government's role.
New York State Financing Programs 2015Members only Login
Rachael Dubin presents the program of Start Up New York and case studies.
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.
Infrastructure & Revitalization Finance RealitiesMembers only Login
Patrick Bowman (City of Grandview Heights), Jeff Rink (KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.), and Price Finley (Bricker & Eckler LLP) outline a range of tools that can be utilized to finance infrastructure, primarily detailing the use of TIF for...
The Speed of Business - Tax Increment FinancingMembers only Login
JacKlink Productions tells the story of Lafayette, IN and how the use of tax increment financing help grow the city's manufacturing industry and act as a catalyst for other development in the area.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Framing the National Incentives DiscussionMembers only Login
In this edition of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, Ellen Harpel from Smart Incentives, Dan Breen from Jones Lang LaSalle, and Heidi Springer from New York Grant Company each give their perspectives of the incentives...
Combining and Leveraging TIFMembers only Login
Andrew Z. Murray of PGAV details a handful of MO case studies that involve TIF combined with other various financing methods.
Using TIFs in Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
This Case Study from the Community Development Society Conference covers a Fort Kent, ME TIF and the use of tax increment financing in rural areas.
A Look at Small Business Lending in Allegheny County: Part 2Members only Login
This report The Center for Economic Development compares Pittsburgh to its peers based on trends in loan originations under the CRA, including smaller and larger loans.
A Look at Small Business Lending in Allegheny County: Part 1Members only Login
This report The Center for Economic Development sets the context for lending activity in Allegheny County with a quick assessment of aggregate economic indicators for sixteen areas.
An Overview of Special Purpose Taxing DistrictsMembers only Login
The National Association of Home Builders published this report focusing on Special Purpose Taxing Districts, a more efficient and effective way to fund public improvements in advance of growth, while at the same time ensuring that new growth pays...
Foothills Mall Redevelopment: TIF Case StudyMembers only Login
Josh Birks (City of Fort Collins), Samuel Sharp (D.A. Davidson & Co.), and Dee Wisor (Butler Snow, LLP) present a case study detailing the financing structure of a 76.3 acre TIF redevelopment project in the City of Fort Collins.
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.
District Based Development Finance- Dallas' TOD, TIF, & Tourism PIDMembers only Login
Karl Stundins, Area Redevelopment Manager for the City of Dallas, provides an in-depth look at district based finance tools used in Dallas.
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.
Columbus Region Energy Fund Building Owner’s Project Process and TimelineMembers only Login
The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority can provide financing for Central Ohio businesses, non-profits and local governments to fund cost-effective, energy efficiency improvements to buildings resulting in lower energy costs.
Columbus Region Energy Fund Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority can provide financing for Central Ohio businesses, non-profits and local governments to fund cost-effective, energy efficiency improvements to buildings resulting in lower energy costs.
TIF History & Performance Report 2011Members only Login
A report on Wichita’s tax increment financing districts indicates that each district is expected to repay every bond issued for public improvements on time.
Getting to Green: Paying for Stormwater and Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. EPA released this report as a general guide local decision-makers, summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of the funding sources for green infrastructure and stormwater utilities in particular.
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