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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Effective Use of Property Tax Incentives - Lincoln Institute
This study was published by the Lincoln Institute. The authors examine how to make property-tax incentives for business more effective. They find that governments should not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive...
Post-Issuance Compliance ChecklistMembers only Login
The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) have jointly developed the following checklist to assist bond counsel in discussing with issuers and conduit borrowers, as applicable, post...
CDFA Brownfields Financing Toolkit
The CDFA Brownfields Financing Toolkit provides communities with an easy-to-use, best practices resource on brownfields redevelopment. The toolkit brings together the best financing concepts and techniques to provide a comprehensive response to...
SC Economic Development HandbookMembers only Login
The South Carolina Economic Developers' Association published the Economic Development Handbook. This handbook discusses the economic development process in South Carolina including, incentives, marketing, business retention and expansion, and much...
2013 Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs
This report highlights how tribes are using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program funding to address contaminated land in Indian country and other tribal lands. It also provides a historic overview of EPA’s Brownfields...
Negotiating P3 AgreementsMembers only Login
There are a number of issues that should be considered as P3 contracts are negotiated. These are outlined and discussed by Roddy Devlin and Gregory Johnson of Squire Patton Boggs.
State Clean Energy Finance Initiative
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative proposes a new policy initiative intended to leverage private capital into clean energy development projects at the state level.
Guidance on Georgia's Building Energy CodeMembers only Login
This report, while focusing on Savannah and Chatham County, is designed to illustrate how code departments can operate and enforce the energy code, finance operations, incorporate new changes to the energy code inspection process in the future, and...
City of Southfield - PACE Program ReportMembers only Login
The City of Southfield established the City of Southfield Property Assessed Clean Energy Program pursuant to Act 270 of 2010 by joining Lean & Green Michigan™. The PACE Program has identified specific sources of commercial funding to finance the...
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Transit Presentation
Transit oriented development brings together the tenets of smart growth and sustainability, looking at how public transportation, real estate, housing, and retail development interconnect. Cities large and small and many metro regions across the...
A Guide to Wisconsin's Tax Increment LawMembers only Login
This guide from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue walks through the tax increment finance statute and process in the state. Topics include boundary and duration determination, notification and hearing requirements, financing options, and more.
Business Oregon 2011 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This annual report from Business Oregon discusses accomplishments and challenges during 2011. Entrepreneurs who received assistance from Business Oregon in 2011 were able to create 1957 jobs and Oregon's overall GDP grew by 3.4%.
Revolving Loan FundsMembers only Login
Dana Sumner of Development Finance Training and Consulting covers the gamut of RLF topics, including designing, managing, and marketing a program and how to make lending decisions, in this presentation.
CDFA's Development Finance Perspectives - Issue 3
This issue of CDFA's magazine, Development Finance Perspectives, includes features on best practices in tax increment finance and emerging state and local energy financing models. Other topics include federal innovation finance, maximizing revolving...