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Search Results: "Special Assessment Districts" AND "Special Assessment Districts\Special Improvement Districts (SIDs)" AND "Tax Increment Finance (TIF)\Special District Finance (SIDs-BIDs-NIDs-TIDS-etc.)" AND "Tax Increment Finance (TIF)\TIF Special Assessment"
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Layering the Capital Stack
This webinar discussed how Bonds, Tax Increment Finance, Tax Credits as well as the litany of federal funding through recent legislation can work for your project and ultimately the community that is benefitting.
State Agency Involvement in Hawaii's Transit-Oriented DevelopmentMembers only Login
This report recommends ways that Hawaii state agencies can leverage transit-oriented development (TOD) to maximize benefits to the State of Hawaii.
Project-Based Financing Approach to Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
Emily Metzler of Muni-Cap & Chris Sheehan of Stifel to speak on Project-Based Financing in Virginia.
West Sacramento Infrastructure Financing DistrictMembers only Login
Dennis McGuire of Piper Jaffray examines the use of infrastructure financing districts in the City of West Sacramento, discusses challenges and successes for developers.
Land Secured Finance and Industrial Financing DistrictsMembers only Login
Anna Van Degna of Stifel walks through Infrastructure Financing Districts, understanding them, and looks at the techniques used to encourage development on San Francisco's Mission Bay.
Spatial Finance Tools for RedevelopmentMembers only Login
In this presentation, Nancey Green Leigh highlights some of the financing tools used in Georgia for brownfield redevelopment such as BIDs and TIFs,
Getting to Green: Paying for Stormwater and Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. EPA released this report as a general guide local decision-makers, summarizing the advantages and disadvantages of the funding sources for green infrastructure and stormwater utilities in particular.
Pennsylvania Economic Development Tools: Including the NIZ, the CRIZ, and TIFsMembers only Login
Scott Shearer with Public Financial Management describes Pennsylvania's unique targeted redevelopment tools, their structuring, benefits, and differences from one another.
Redevelopment Realities -Tools that Work Members only Login
Chuck Warbington with Gwinnett Village discusses their experiences as Community Improvement Districts to catalyze public improvements that spur private investment.
Understanding Tax Increment Finance - NLC Conference 2014
Toby Rittner with CDFA breaks down tax increment financing (TIF), the process of creating TIF districts, special assessments and districts, the tool's ability to catalyze investment, best practices when implementing TIF, and much more.
Strategic Economics: Transit-Oriented Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
Sarah Graham with Strategic Economics offers solutions to overcoming many challenges associated with implementing transit-oriented development. Graham points to particular planning strategies, research, funding sources, and financing tools.
Tax Increment Financing and Residential Incentive DistrictsMembers only Login
Squire Sanders shared this presentation on Tax Increment Financing and Residential Incentive Districts. The presentations provides TIF overview, potential public infrastructure improvements, general TIF considerations, eligibility, tax revenue...
Building for Tomorrow: Innovative Infrastructure SolutionsMembers only Login
The National Associate of Home Builders published Innovative Infrastructure Solutions which examines the financially straining need for cities, towns and counties to expand and maintain infrastructure. This document demonstrates truly innovative...
MI Business Improvement District Fact SheetMembers only Login
Brief program overview of Michigan's Business Improvement District/ Principal Shopping District/ Business Improvement Zone special assessment districts.
Special Improvement District: Tool for Targeting InvestmentMembers only Login
Gregory Davis at Ohio State University briefly explains special improvement/assessment districts and how they work.
CDFA Tax Increment Finance Resource Center
The CDFA Tax Increment Finance Resource Center is a one-stop hub for all of the resources, reports, headlines, and projects that CDFA collects and publishes related to tax increment finance (TIF). Find links to resource tags, market reports,...
Tax Increment Financing and Special Assessment DistrictsMembers only Login
This presentation by Stern Brothers covers the basics of tax increment finance.
Advanced Tax Increment Finance Reference Guide
The Advanced Tax Increment Finance Reference Guide is the latest offering of CDFA’s nationally acclaimed Development Finance Training Institute in partnership with the Council’s Tax Increment Finance Coalition. The Advanced TIF Guide builds upon...
National Trends in Special District FinancingMembers only Login
This presentation by Ken Powell of Stone & Youngberg examines recent trends and developments in the use of tax increment finance.
Case Studies: A Look at TIF, Special Districts, Credits & Overlays
Ken Powell of Stone & Youngberg LLC discusses case study examples of how TIF, special assessment districts, credits and overlays have worked to help transform communities in Viriginia.
TIF Financing Variations
Alan Cason, partner at McGuireWoods LLP, and Ken Powell, managing director, Stone & Youngberg LLC discuss financing variations for TIF projects. The presentation contains several case study examples.
Tax Increment Finance Best Practices Reference Guide
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc., and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have collaborated with teams of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) experts from across the country to develop the...
CDFA/NCEDA Tax Increment Financing Seminar: National Trends in Special District Financing
Ken Powell presents case study examples of national trends in special district financing. These case studies look at projects that utilize special district financing and overlays to enhance typical TIF deals.
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