CDFA's Research & Advisory Services is the nation's first non-profit information and consulting service solely dedicated to development finance. With unparalleled access to the nation's top agencies and professionals in development finance, CDFA's Research & Advisory Services deliver the Council's experience to transform organizations' development finance knowledge, operations, and programs.
CDFA is not your normal consulting firm. Instead of assigning a few in-house “experts” to put together copy-and-paste documents for your community, CDFA’s Research & Advisory Services employs a more individualized approach. To complete each project, CDFA taps into a network of 18,000+ development finance industry professionals to find true peers. This peer-based approach means that the people working on your project are capable of not only providing expert advice on how to improve your development finance operations, but also of seeing your community’s challenges—and opportunities—from your perspective. The end result is a product that is informative, actionable, realistic, and personal.
Development Finance Expertise
CDFA's Research & Advisory Services utilizes the Council's 30 years of experience in the industry and broad development finance industry network of 22,000+ professionals, as well as the CDFA Online Resource Database—holding more than 5,000 documents—to address organizations' needs in a wide variety of development finance sectors, including:
- Bond Finance
- Tax Increment Finance
- Access to Capital
- Innovation Finance (Seed, Angel, Venture)
- Tax Credits and Incentives
- Revolving Loan Funds
- Brownfields Finance
- Special Improvement Districts
- Federal Financing Programs
- Small Business Assistance
CDFA's Research & Advisory Services include a range of products that can improve your programs, organization, and community in a number of ways. Our fully-customizable services include strategic planning, original research, training seminars, and more for development finance organizations and entities of all kinds. Communities, organizations, and industry professionals may enlist CDFA to help:
- Establish an actionable strategic plan for catalyzing economic development;
- Conduct development finance agency Board leadership training;
- Develop, implement, and evaluate new finance programs;
- Improve current finance tools or approaches;
- Understand successful program and organization models;
- Host training and other seminars; and
- Learn from peers in the industry.
CDFA's Research & Advisory Services are available at competitive, reasonable costs. As a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests, the Council's goal is to maximize the effectiveness of the industry's professionals and organizations. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing 400 public, private and non-profit development entities.
To learn more about what CDFA's Research & Advisory Services can do for your organization, and to receive a specific CDFA proposal and quote, email email@example.com
or call 614-705-1300.