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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Development in Eastern KentuckyMembers only Login
In August, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced three grants worth $5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. How might these grants be used locally and are there opportunities for leveraging this...
Energy Efficiency Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Investments in clean energy and infrastructure projects are growing rapidly, and the need for sustainable financing solutions becomes more important every day. From new production facilities and renewable energy source development to the...
SC Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Sara Hazzard with SCEDA and Tushar Chikhliker with Nexsen Pruet discuss the latest legislative updates in South Carolina. What development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse? Is there recent legislation that will have an impact on...
Minnesota Brownfields: A Resource GuideMembers only Login
This resource guide assists Minnesota stakeholders in undertaking brownfield redevelopment by providing a concise overview of some potentially useful local, state, and federal assistance programs, their eligibility requirements, and contact...
State & Federal Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
While most development finance programs are available throughout the nation, there are several unique financing programs available at the state level as well. Bob Isaacson (MN DEED) discusses the past, present, and future of economic and community...
OH Venture Report 2015Members only Login
Ohio is the home of innovators. VentureOhio exists to make Ohio the best place in the world to start and grow a company, and is led by people who believe it is possible and work hard every day to make that dream a reality
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...
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...
U.S. & Oklahoma Economic OutlookMembers only Login
Megan Williams from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in Oklahoma City gives on overview of the markets in Oklahoma & Kansas. The presentation was given at the 2016 CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Conference.
Improving TIF Transparency and Accountability in Michigan
This report form Michigan State University seeks to contribute to the current policy discussion on TIF reform by developing the blueprint for a comprehensive, state-level database on the scale, scope and structure of TIF activities in Michigan.
Illinois Economy Market WatchMembers only Login
John Sassaris (MB Financial) outlines how the Illinois economy is fairing and explores what economic development trends economists, bankers, and other professionals are experiencing throughout the state.
Measuring Success in the States
Sandy Fazeli from the National Association of State Energy Officials will present ways some states have financed and already seen success with energy programs on the state levels
OED HousingMembers only Login
Doug Selbee (City and County of Denver) discusses major changes and trends in the state's affordable housing industry and the vision for policies, priorities, and resource allocation.
Creative Finance For Smaller Communities
This report from the Urban Land Institute outlines creative financing tools for smaller communities and provides several case studies from communities that are successfully implementing these strategies.
Creative Tax Credit Financing in MissouriMembers only Login
Tax credits have been used by both Federal and State government as a method to influence businesses to take certain actions, such as hiring disadvantaged workers, increasing the supply of affordable housing, redevelopment of commercial and...