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California Rural Infrastructure Finance Guidebook
CALED knows from its work supporting economic development throughout California that infrastructure financing is a challenge for many rural communities. CALED collaborated with CDFA to develop this guidebook to meet the need for a resource to help...
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.
The "but for" Test
Wisconsin Department of Revenue outlines the standard for the "but for" test as it relates to TIF.
The Basics of TIFMembers only Login
Tony Smith from SB Friedman Development Advisors and Ken Powell from Stone & Youngberg give this join presentation outlining the basics of TIF. They review the purpose and appropriate application of TIF, project-specific vs. district-wide...
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,...
TIF: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
This article by Kevin Hoctor of the British Chambers of Commerce appeared on the UK's Public Service website. Hoctor provides a review of TIF problems in the U.S. and argues that a TIF-like program could benefit the UK, so long as the program is...
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...
Establishing Community Buy-In
Bill Calderon discusses how communities can build support for projects that use tax increment finance. The presentation talks about how to identify stakeholders, develop an outreach strategy and communicate the message.
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...
Addressing Buy-in and Public Policy
Cheryl Strickland of the Atlanta Development Authority presents about the TIF community buy-in process. The presentation address how establishing buy-in can establish community goals and how this process has worked in the city of Atlanta. The...
Jim Russell of Pizzuti Solutions discusses best practice principles for achieving community buy-in for development projects. This presentation presents aspects of the community buy-in process from the developers prospective.
Building Community Partnerships
Toby Rittner, CDFA's Executive Director, discusses guiding principles for success to consider when implementing a TIF project. The presentation outlines some best practice approaches as well as several case study examples.
Establishing Community Buy-In
Bill Calderon of Hawes Hill Calderon LLP discusses key elements communities should consider when using building community support for a TIF project. He identifies three main key elements required for success including, identifying stakeholders,...
Building Community Partnership
Toby Rittner, CDFA's Executive Director presents about the importance of getting community buy-in for TIF projects as well as presents some case study examples of both large and small communities.
Building Community Partnerships When Using TIF
As a tool designed to facilitate physical and economic community improvements, RAD financing requires input from the community itself. This presentation explains how to engage and incorporate input from citizens, business owners, school districts...
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