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CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: To TIF or Not to TIF

While tax increment financing (TIF) is one of the most widely used economic development tools by local governments, it is also the most controversial. Supporters argue that TIF helps redevelop the most blighted, struggling properties, while critics suggest that TIF unnecessarily benefits corporations. The truth of the matter lies somewhere between these two extremes. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series experts examined the best strategies local governments and analysts are using to determine appropriate TIF assistance levels.

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Expert Panelists on this Webinar:

Jonathan Glover, Moderator
Vice President, Corporate Trust
The Bank of New York Mellon

John Kovari
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-LA Crosse

Fran Rood, AICP
Senior Vice President
SB Friedman

Dave Misky
Assistant Executive Director
City of Milwaukee


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