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Search Results: Economic Development
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A Strategic Plan for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the Albuquerque Metropolitan RegionMembers only Login
Albuquerque Economic Development has embraced the critical need for developing a strategy not only to drive recovery in the region, but to ensure that it does not again find itself left behind as it was following the Great Recession. The 2021...
San Diego County Food Vision 2030Members only Login
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Limits of Disclosure Regulation in the Municipal Bond Market
Using a novel data set on municipal private debt disclosures, the authors of this academic research study the effectiveness and market impact of disclosure regulation in the municipal debt market. By comparing reportable private debt events to the...
City of Wichita / Sedgwick County Food System Master Plan Members only Login
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Master Food Plan was created from the energy, hard work, and input of our community. The over-arching goals in this plan are to: foster food system coordination and education; improve access to healthy food; and increase...
Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable InvestmentMembers only Login
In this publication, the Center for Community Investment uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together,...
Key Factors and Strategies for Urban and Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Through data analysis supported by stakeholder interviews and case studies, this research from the National League of Cities identifies factors that support local engagement in regional economies, how these factors vary for urban and rural places,...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
3 Key Components Define Effective State Broadband ProgramsMembers only Login
This study from the Pew Charitable Trusts posits three key ingredients that are necessary for effective broadband expansion efforts. Research shows that states are more likely to successfully achieve broadband access goals when they 1) have a...
USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide was created by the USDA in 2021 for community leaders and other local entities. The guide highlights four key assistance types necessary to building a stronger rural workforce: 1) Workforce development planning; 2) Infrastructure and...
CDFA's Public Comments on the Treasury Department's Notice and Request for Information on SSBCI
The Council of Development Finance Agencies and its SSBCI Coalition provided comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Notice and Request for Information — State Small Business Credit Initiative (RFI) on June 1, 2021. Detailed...
Entrepreneur-Led Economic Development: A New Strategy for Generating Local Growth and ProductivityMembers only Login
This report outlines a comprehensive approach, which is called “entrepreneur-led economic development”. The goal is to create feedback loops between entrepreneurial leaders and other local decision-makers and to cultivate networks that connect...
Impact in Place: Emerging Sources of Community Investment Capital and Strategies to Direct It at ScaleMembers only Login
Recognizing the urgency of the pandemic and related crises, on June 7, 2021, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approached the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance to write a report about the current landscape of capital sources for community investment...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Assembling Capital for Rural Development
During this installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, learn about essential financing sources employed by rural communities to complete projects in today’s economy.
Notice and Request for Information - SSBCIMembers only Login
Treasury invites the public to comment on the SSBCI program design and implementation in order to support new and existing small businesses. Responses may be used by Treasury to assist in developing program design and guidance. Responses may also be...
Neighborhood-Level Investment from the Opportunity Zone Program: Early EvidenceMembers only Login
A new report from economists at the University of California Berkeley provides the first real evidence of OZ investment captured in 2019. Approximately $18.9 billion of aggregate OZ investments occurred that year representing nearly 2,500...
American Rescue Plan Resurrects SSBCI - A Key Small-Business Financing ProgramMembers only Login
This blog post from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discusses changes to the newly reauthorized State Small Business Credit Initiative, including funding targeted to businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
OZ Prospectus - County of San Bernardino, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the County of San Bernardino, California. It was produced through collaboration between San Bernardino County and Local Equity LLC.
Economic Development Grant Opportunities within the American Rescue PlanMembers only Login
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides local governments with an unprecedented opportunity to access federal funding to support community priorities. The ARP includes direct funding (known as Fiscal Recovery Funds) to state and local...
American Rescue Plan Act - Local Relief Frequently Asked QuestionsMembers only Login
After the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, it guaranteed direct relief to all 19,000 cities, towns, and villages in the United States. NLC has identified frequently asked questions about the...
How Broad are State Sales Tax Bases?Members only Login
This chartbook compares the breadth of general sales and excise tax bases across the states. It categorizes detailed personal consumption expenditures (as measured in the Bureau of Economic Analysis National Income and Products Accounts) by their...
Idaho Collateral Support Program - Summary Report as of April 30, 2021Members only Login
The Idaho Collateral Support Program (CSP) provides qualified small businesses with additional loan collateral necessary for a lender to grant the loan. The CSP was funded through the federal State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program....
Repositioning Economic Development Incentives Post-Pandemic
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Smart Incentives have produced a series of reports for the State Economic Development Executives network over the past year providing guidance on critical issues and trade-offs to help state...
SSBCI: Implementation and Funding IssuesMembers only Login
This CRS report examines the SSBCI program and its implementation, including Treasury’s response to initial program audits conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and Treasury’s Office of Inspector General. These initial audits...
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food-Centered Redevelopment
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how investing in food-centered redevelopment can restore local food systems infrastructure, catalyze additional neighborhood development, and protect healthy,...
Made in America Tax Plan ReportMembers only Login
The Made in America Tax Plan Report describes President Biden’s Made in America tax plan, part of the newly announced American Jobs Plan. Importantly, this tax plan would generate new funding to pay for a sustained increase in investments in...
Public Data for NMTC Program for Fiscal Years 2003 - 2019Members only Login
This excel sheet from the CDFI Fund contains transaction-level data collected on New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments across the nation from fiscal years (FY) 2003 - 2019.
National SSBCI 2.0 Call - March 26, 2021
SSBCI was signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. CDFA hosted this National SSBCI 2.0 Call serving as an interface between Treasury and stakeholders during the rulemaking process. On March 26, 2021, we discussed insights and...
Vermont Agriculture and Food Systems Strategic Plan 2021-2030Members only Login
The Plan estimates that additional public and philanthropic investment is needed over the next ten years: approximately $9.7 million in one-time funding and $23.3 million in recurring funding. This level of funding will ensure sufficient land access...
Food Forward NYC: A 10-Year Food Policy PlanMembers only Login
Food Forward NYC is the City’s first ever 10-year food policy plan, laying out an ambitious interagency policy framework to reach a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy food system by 2031. The success of this plan depends on the partnership of...
Legislative Analysis for Counties: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021Members only Login
As part of the American Rescue Plan's $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties. This analysis by the...
The Impact of the Opportunity Zone Program on the Residential Real Estate MarketMembers only Login
The authors of this study examine the impact of OZs on residential real estate by exploiting two datasets: a proprietary real estate dataset and census-tract demographics data between 2010 and 2019. They find that tracts with higher poverty and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Justice and the Muni MarketsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we discussed strategies for aligning social justice priorities with bond financing and actions in the muni markets.
National SSBCI 2.0 Call - March 11, 2021
SSBCI was signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. CDFA hosted this National SSBCI 2.0 Call with interested stakeholders on March 11, 2021, to discuss SSBCI 2.0. We discussed key SSBCI 2.0 questions and timelines. We also...
Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings - FY20 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Offices, is the nation’s most effective program to promote historic preservation and community...
Community Serving Infrastructure: A Playbook for a New Infrastructure PartnershipMembers only Login
The New Partnership on Infrastructure seeks to advance national policies driven by local innovation, with cities serving as testbeds for experimentation and transferable solutions. This document champions that idea. It is a summation of local...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
2020 New Mexico Affordable Housing Needs AssessmentMembers only Login
The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority authored this affordable housing needs assessment in 2020. Housing markets in New Mexico vary widely between larger metro areas, many of which are growing and stable, and rural areas with declining...
Opportunity Zones: State of the Marketplace 2021Members only Login
This 2021 EIG report explores whether the Opportunity Zones policy and regulations are working as intended, what its early effects have been, and details the improvements needed to ensure the policy fulfills its promise. While the early findings...
Legislative Briefing - February 2021
This CDFA Legislative Briefing took place on February 17, 2021. Topics discussed included re-introducing the Modernizing Agricultural and Manufacturing Bonds Act (MAMBA) and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) along with the latest...
State Small Business Credit Initiative - Interactive Tool
This interactive data tool from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis shows total SSBCI investments, percent of investments in LMI and rural areas, investments by MSA, investments by loan programs, CDFIs, and more.
How States Can Direct Economic Development to Places and People in NeedMembers only Login
To address local disparities and help struggling areas thrive, governments at all levels have spent billions of dollars on a range of geographically targeted, or "place-based," economic development programs — mostly in the form of financial...
Relief for HUD Section 108 Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19
The following questions and answers document describes actions that can be taken by HUD and communities to assist Section 108 business borrowers experiencing economic distress as a result of coronavirus.
POWER Initiative Evaluation: Factors and Results of Project ImplementationMembers only Login
This report by Chamberlin/Dunn offers an evaluation of two consecutive years (FY19-FY20) of the Appalachian Regional Commission's POWER Initiative. The report aims to understand successes, challenges, and lessons learned through implementation, and...
Success Factors, Challenges, and Early Impacts of the POWER Initiative: An Implementation EvaluationMembers only Login
This evaluation was designed to help ARC and its stakeholders learn from the POWER Program's implementation successes and challenges; identify technical assistance needs; and report on the qualitative impact of investments made, to date, with POWER...
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