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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series

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P3s That Fuel The Economy
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Public-private partnerships (P3s) allow the private sector to collaborate with a public agency to leverage affordable capital via public financing to benefit the private project. When P3s are paired with bond financing, major infrastructure and development projects are made possible. Energy production infrastructure can often be prohibitively expensive for either the public or private sector to take on. This critical infrastructure can be made possible by a P3. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast, we will explore how major projects are able to access private and public capital to construct extra large P3 deals in the U.S.

Jennifer Fredericks
Vice President & Principal of Corporate Trust – Business Development
The Bank of New York Mellon

Seth Crone
Vice President of Client & Business Development
The Bank of New York Mellon

John Finke
Public Facilities Group

Doug Lamb
McGuireWoods LLP

Ed Ray
Chief Financial Officer


To TIF or Not to TIF, is TIF the Right Tool For Your Project?
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

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 will examine the best strategies local governments and analysts are using to determine appropriate TIF assistance levels.

Fran Rood, AICP
Senior Vice President
SB Friedman

John Kovari
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Dave Misky
Assistant Executive Director
City of Milwaukee


Social Impact Bonds and Their Promise, Performance, and Potential
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 1:00 PM Eastern

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) were pioneered a decade ago as innovative public-private partnerships to harness the power of private capital markets in the service of society. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised since then, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with projects ranging from workforce development to housing and homelessness to family and child welfare. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore if their performance is living up to the hype and how SIBs can be used as a powerful tool for community development.



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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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