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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series

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Emerging Structures for Investing in Low-Income Communities
April 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Innovative models are appearing across the U.S. for investing in low-income communities, with Plaza 122 being one of the most interesting. The project, setup as a Community Investment Trust (CIT), allows low-income renters to invest in commercial real estate based on a crowdfunding model. The Plaza 122 project includes 29,000 square feet of commercial space and 27 active businesses. Once complete, the project will have more than 300 investors from surrounding neighborhoods in Southeast Portland, Oregon. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, our expert speakers will discuss the financing structure that supported a place based specific solution for a community in need.

Speakers will be announced soon.


Strategies to Support Your Local Venture Capital Ecosystem
May 14, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Venture and start-up capital are two key engines of economic growth at the grassroots level. Strong investment in these areas can transform the fabric of a community by spurring innovation and promoting job creation. However, these investments can be difficult to attract, because they are often considered risky. Public entities across the U.S. are creating innovative programs to support these ecosystems to ensure their entrepreneur communities are fully supported. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, expert speakers will highlight several development finance programs that have proven effective in attracting venture and start-up capital.

Speakers will be announced soon.


The Landscape of Mega Project Incentives
June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Mega projects are arguably the most fascinating developments that can be undertaken. From developers to average citizens, projects of such a grand scale attract the attention of everyone. In order to make development dreams become a reality, proposals call for public entities to solve myriad financing challenges. This trend has continued to show up in projects such as the new Foxconn plant in Wisconsin and Amazon’s recent decision on the location for HQ2. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, expert speakers will provide an in-depth overview on the approaches currently being used by cities, counties and states across the U.S. to attract mega projects.

Speakers will be announced soon.


-Previous Webcasts

All previous webcasts in the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series have been archived in the CDFA Online Resource Database. CDFA Members receive full access to the entire library.

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