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The Case for the Clean Energy and Sustainability AcceleratorMembers only Login
These are the slides from the Coalition for Green Capital's virtual presentation, "The Case for the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator".
3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband ProgramsMembers only Login
This study from the Pew Charitable Trusts posits three key ingredients that are necessary for effective broadband expansion efforts. Research shows that states are more likely to successfully achieve broadband access goals when they 1) have a...
How Broad are State Sales Tax Bases?Members only Login
This chartbook compares the breadth of general sales and excise tax bases across the states. It categorizes detailed personal consumption expenditures (as measured in the Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Products Accounts) by their...
Idaho Collateral Support Program - Summary Report as of April 30, 2021Members only Login
The Idaho Collateral Support Program (CSP) provides qualified small businesses with additional loan collateral necessary for a lender to grant the loan. The CSP was funded through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program....
State Tax Revenue During the COVID-19 PandemicMembers only Login
This dataset, compiled by the Urban Institute, examines the economic factors driving state tax collections during the COVID-19 pandemic based on data from US federal agencies like the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and...
North Carolina Business Relief Resources for COVID-19
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina published this business relief resources document with FAQs and links to important resources for North Carolina business owners.
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...
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...
Innovative State-Led Efforts to Finance Agricultural ConservationMembers only Login
U.S. farmers are currently facing the most difficult agricultural economy since the 1980s. At the same time, many states are wrestling with the necessity of addressing environmental challenges. This report expounds upon the excellent work states are...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capital for Main StreetMembers only Login
Whether it is supporting small businesses, investing in historic buildings, or repairing aging infrastructure, Main Street communities need access to capital in various forms. Small downtowns and commercial districts contain a myriad of uses and...
MOU Between the US EPA and the DHS FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund Programs Members only Login
Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Regarding Coordination between EPA and FEMA Pertaining to State Revolving Fund...
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...
An Overview of Federal Regional Commissions and AuthoritiesMembers only Login
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) In Focus outlines the structure, activities, and recent funding, for each Federal Regional Commission or Authority.
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Building on earlier research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this report identifies best practices for effectively evaluating tax incentives. Specifically, Pew recommends that states take three steps: make a plan, measure the impact, and inform policy...
Idaho Department of Commerce FY 2018 Report CardMembers only Login
In this annual report, the Idaho Department of Commerce has assembled an FY2018 (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) agency update complete with program reports, grant information, and highlights of the impacts these projects have on Idaho’s economy and...
Washington Bond Cap Allocation Program: 2018 Biennial Policy Report and Activity SummaryMembers only Login
The Washington State Department of Commerce authors this biennial report on its Bond Cap Allocation Program for the state's legislature. This is the report for 2018.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Financing Broadband InfrastructureMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Nathan Rosenberg with The Broadband Group and Gregory Dunn with Ice Miller LLP presented some of the various financing options & ownership structures available to communities to...
Washington DC 2017 Review of Economic Development Tax ExpendituresMembers only Login
The D.C. Chief Financial Officer's Office is required to review all D.C. tax expenditures (such as abatements, credits, and exemptions) on a five-year cycle. For the FY2017 report fulfilling the requirement, the Office of Revenue Analysis (ORA)...
State Strategies to Help Businesses Launch and ExpandMembers only Login
This report, produced by The PEW Charitable Trusts, examines how state governments can find solutions to policies that undermine opportunities for investment and job creation when businesses spend too much time or money on inefficient regulatory...
Industrial Development Bond Financing ProgramMembers only Login
South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority Brochure on Industrial Development Bond Financing Program.
How States Can Maximize Opportunity Zones - The Governance ProjectMembers only Login
This policy brief lays out a plan of action for states to realize the full economic and social potential of this unique tax incentive. States can play multiple roles to enhance the attractiveness of Opportunity Zones for market capital and ensure...
State of Illinois Selected Finance and Assistance ProgramsMembers only Login
Victor Narusis with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity discusses selected finance and assistance programs in the State of Illinois.
CRA InvestingMembers only Login
Jessica Botelho of Community Capital Management discusses the uses for the Community Reinvestment Act in North Carolina.
Analysis of Pennsylvania's Brownfields ProgramMembers only Login
Charles Bartsch authored this paper as part of projected funded by the Brookings Institution. This paper provides an overview of the brownfields challenge in Pennsylvania and makes a series of recommendation to build upon the success of the...
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...
NCOSAFP Releases 2017 State Agriculture Loan Programs DirectoryMembers only Login
NCOSAFP & CDFA are proud to release the 2017 State by State Agricultural Loan Programs Directory. The CDFA and NCOSAFP partnership aims to raise awareness within the development finance and agricultural industries of the agricultural finance...
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...
Kentucky Programs and Economic Development OverviewMembers only Login
Sarah Butler from the Commonwealth of Kentucky discusses the latest matters related to economic development in Kentucky, along with a variety of financing programs available from the state. This material explores the economic development finance...
The Latest in Bond Financing across WashingtonMembers only Login
Geoff Urbina and Cynthia Weed discuss how bonds can be used today to provide a significant portion of a project's capital stack with a special focus on bond financing programs in Washington.
Virginia State Programs and Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Brendan Hefty with Hefty Wiley & Gore discusses the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. Of special focus is the fate of various proposals and the latest from Richmond and...
Infrastructure Finance in New York & New Jersey - KeyBanc Capital MarketsMembers only Login
Just as infrastructure development acts as a catalyst for economic growth, it is also changing the landscape for potential investors and the expanding field of infrastructure finance. Infrastructure systems for transportation, utilities, and public...
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food Investments to Transform CommunitiesMembers only Login
Debra Tropp from the USDA introduces a new publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and USDA entitled Harvesting Opportunities: The Power of Regional Food Systems Investments to...
State and Federal Development Finance ProgramsMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
State and Federal Development Finance ProgramsMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
State and Federal Development Finance Programs-USDAMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
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...
Urban Institute - State Economic Development StrategiesMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Institute provides a discussion framework for sustainable economic growth strategies that states can use. The authors posit that state investment in economic development falls into three categories: investment in the...
Jeree Glasser-Hedrick, State of the State and Tax Exempt BondsMembers only Login
Jeree Glasser-Hedrick discusses California's current economy and the economic development financing trends that professionals are experiencing throughout the nation.
2016 Georgia Webinar: Utilizing Community Improvement Districts in the Peach StateMembers only Login
Lindsay Kuhn of Georgia State University, Nicole Hall of Nickel Works Consulting, Jennifer Ball of Central Atlanta Progress, & Lynn Rainey of Rainey & Phillips speak on Community Improvement Districts in Georgia.
Georgia Webinar: Utilizing Community Improvement Districts in the Peach StateMembers only Login
Expert panelists explored the prevalence of Community Improvement Districts projects in Georgia and how they are being used to finance revitalization in communities of all sizes during this webinar.
Finance is Key to Economic Development SuccessMembers only Login
Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson covers the current economic landscape in the state.
California’s First Film Tax Credit ProgramMembers only Login
In this report, California's Legislative Analyst’s Office evaluate the economic effects and the administration of the first film tax credit program passed in 2009.
Farm to Plate Investment Program: A 10-Year Roadmap to Revitalizing VT's Food SystemMembers only Login
This profile highlights the Farm to Plate (F2P) Investment Program, which was designed to strategically strengthen the state’s food and farm sector and encourage the purchasing of local foods.
NYS Economic Development Spending UpdateMembers only Login
This policy brief updates the Citizens Budget Commission’s (CBC’s) analysis of the cost of New York's state and local economic development programs.
Community Development and Redevelopment in MinnesotaMembers only Login
League of Minnesota Cities provides a guide on the requirements for a city to establish criteria for awarding business subsidies and various development agencies cities may create. An overview of state and federally sponsored programs for...
Ohio Farm Bureau-Finance Challenges for First-Time Farmers
Brandon Kern from the Ohio Farm Bureau presents on Finance Challenges for First-Time Farmers,
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...
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