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CDFA Food Systems Finance Best Practices Guidebook
Linking development finance and food systems can be a daunting undertaking for any community. Research on the current ecosystem of food systems finance has positioned CDFA to identify key strategies for the path ahead in this work. The Food Systems...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Targeted Tools
This white paper is part of a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class which supports the market growth of local and regional food systems. This paper focuses specifically on targeted financing tools that can be used to...
A Framework for Assessing Feasibility of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project SitesMembers only Login
This research from the Mountain-Plains Consortium explains what factors a transit agency uses to choose among alternative TOD locations in a transit network, and the relative importance of each factor. It aims to develop a decision support framework...
Opportunities to Use Assessment Districts to Finance Facilities and Services in CaliforniaMembers only Login
This report from the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) seeks to inform local agencies as well as others in the public finance community about the opportunities for using assessments within the constraints imposed by recent...
Assembling Capital for Mixed-Use DevelopmentMembers only Login
Abby Goldenfarb discusses unique development financing solutions for mixed-use development.
Assembling Capital for Mixed-Use DevelopmentMembers only Login
Thomas Porter, Director of Commercial Lending at the Vermont Economic Development Authority, discusses unique development financing solutions for mixed-use development.
Market Update and Virginia Financing ToolsMembers only Login
Tax Increment Financing, Special Assessment Districts, Management Districts and Public Improvement Districts have become powerful financing mechanisms to help communities concentrate development opportunities into targeted locations. Laura Radcliff...
A Summary of Missouri Economic Development ToolsMembers only Login
This report from Gilmore & Bell summarizes 10 state level economic development programs in Missouri. Included in this report is a legislative update on existing programs.
Tools for Port Authority Transportation Reinvestment Zones (TRZ) and TRZs for Multimodal Applications Members only Login
Transportation reinvestment zone (TRZ) that allows local governments to set aside local match contributions for the transportation projects most critical to their communities. TRZs create transportation project funding by capturing and leveraging...
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.
Development Strategies in Louisiana: Community Development District ActMembers only Login
J. Patrick Beauchamp from McGlinchy Stafford speaks on Community Development Districts in Louisiana.
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.
The Rise of Innovation DistrictsMembers only Login
Innovation Districts are creative urban ecosystems in which city leaders, start-ups, established firms, institutions, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs converge to capitalize upon new ideas and technological breakthroughs. Innovation districts are...
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.
District Based Development Finance- Dallas' TOD, TIF, & Tourism PIDMembers only Login
Karl Stundins, Area Redevelopment Manager for the City of Dallas, provides an in-depth look at district based finance tools used in Dallas.
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.
Successful Arizona Economic Development Financing AlternativesMembers only Login
Mark Reader, Managing Director at Stifel, discusses the advantages of utilizing IDs and CFDs to finance public infrastructure, in addition to providing several case studies.
In the Zone: Targeted Redevelopment ToolsMembers only Login
Don Cunningham with Lehigh Valley EDC presents on the City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) and Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) programs, and how they have been transforming communities in Allentown and Bethlehem.
Business Improvement District - Strategic Plan (U District)Members only Login
The U District Partnership is an example of a Business Improvement District. The district was forged between the Seattle, the UW, Sound Transit, Business Owners, Property Owners, and Residents of the District. This Strategic Plan demonstrates areas...
Does Governance Matter? The Case of BIDs and the Urban ResurgenceMembers only Login
Richard Schragger's essay begins by providing some background to the debate about business improvement districts (BIDs), and making some tentative efforts to describe the connections between BIDs and the urban resurgence in places like Philadelphia,...
Essay: The Case of Business Improvement DistrictsMembers only Login
This paper explores how Business Improvement Districts dissolve public–private complexities to create new hybrid partnerships for mutually beneficial community and business development.
Redevelopment Financing Tools in Atlanta's Emerging MarketsMembers only Login
This presentation from Atlanta Development Authority demonstrates financing tools available to take advantage of redevelopment opportunities. Additionally, case studies and deal structuring is provided for Tax Assessment Districts and New Markets...
The Interaction Between BIDs and Local Government in the Provision of Public GoodsMembers only Login
Using unique, neighborhood-level data from New York City, Rachel Meltzer found that BIDs are associated with a significant, but substantively small, shift in the allocation of police and sanitation services. However, after instrumenting for BID...
The Effect of Business Improvement Districts on the Incidence of Violent CrimesMembers only Login
John MacDonald of The University of Pennsylvania examined whether business improvement districts (BID) contributed to greater than expected declines in the incidence of violent crimes in affected neighborhoods. He found that the implementation of...
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