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CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Best Practices in Revolving Loan Fund Marketing
Hundreds of Revolving Loan Fund programs exist nationwide that are underutilized and in many cases unknown to the business and development industry. Marketing the RLF is a critical component in operating a successful program. A RLF agency should...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Staffing and Day to Day Management Approaches
Staffing a Revolving Loan Fund requires a team of financial specialists and dedicated sources of revenue. In one approach – best for funds issuing a higher volume of loans – each team member is responsible for a different stage of the lending...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Developing a Loan Committee and Monitoring Their Involvement
Revolving Loan Fund committees are essential to a program’s success. If properly leveraged, the RLF Committee can be a key resource in finding borrowers for your RLF program and making good decisions for sustainability of the fund. Many successful...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Solutions for Revolving Loan Fund Servicing
Awarding the loan is just the beginning of a longer process. In order to be successful, RLF staff must maintain regular communication with the borrower and provide ongoing loan servicing. Many RLFs have found success in building partnerships with...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Strategies for Addressing Non-Performance and Loan Defaults
Successful RLF programs always make every attempt to craft a good loan. Some businesses, though, will inevitably struggle to repay. How your fund handles loans and borrowers during this difficult period can help minimize losses and maximize...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Designing A Revolving Loan Fund Program to Meet Your Community’s Needs
The EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program helps small businesses access capital, especially when traditional lending institutions are not a good fit. The program allows for innovation, and many communities have designed their programs to meet the unique...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Maximizing Revolving Loan Fund Impact
Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) are finance tools that can be used to help grow small and mid-sized businesses. A RLF is a funding pool that replenishes itself through repayments of principal and grows through the payment of interest. While the majority...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Exploring the Role of Revolving Loan Funds in Economic Development
Revolving Loans Funds (RLFs) are becoming an increasingly popular financing tool, but they are sometimes misunderstood or underutilized. RLFs serve as a gap-financing measure primarily used for the development and expansion of small businesses....
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...
Hardwick, VT Rural Development Food Systems Case StudyMembers only Login
Through a partnership between non-profit organizations and local food producers, Hardwick, VT invested in the area's local and regional food systems. In 2012, supported by the USDA, Hardwick opened a new site of the Vermont Food Venture Center...
Incubating Success: Incubation Best PracticesMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) funded this research study to examine the relationship between incubator best practices and client outcomes.
GAO National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Full ReportMembers only Login
The U.S. Government Accountability Office conducted an audit on Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). They concluded most federal spending directly supports work...
GAO National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Full ReportMembers only Login
The U.S. Government Accountability Office conducted an audit on Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). They concluded most federal spending directly supports work...
GAO Report: COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies In ManufacturingMembers only Login
The America COMPETES Act was authorized to provide loan guarantees for small- or medium-sized manufacturers for the use or production of innovative technologies. To determine the status of the Department of Commerce's efforts to execute this...
Brookings: Create a Nationwide Network of Advanced Industries Innovation HubsMembers only Login
Devashree Saha and Mark Muro at Brookings make the case for congress to authorize the build-out of a national network of innovation hubs, expanding on the programs already administered by the Department of Energy and Department of Commerce.
Federal Affairs Focus: Federal Finance Programs 101
Overview information on four federal finance programs, one each from the EPA, USDA, SBA, and Commerce, are presented by Erin Tehan of CDFA in this article from Development Finance Perspectives, Issue 2 | 2012.
Improving Access to Capital for High-Growth Companies
This report to Secretary Locke was created by the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The report provides policy recommendations for incentivizing early- and later-stage access to capital for high-growth companies.
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