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Search Results: Economic Development
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Unlocking Capital for Native American CommunitiesMembers only Login
Tribal lands cover over 5% of the national land base, making Tribal nations the fourth largest state and some of America’s largest rural populations. The U.S. Constitution recognizes Tribal nations as sovereign governments, yet have a...
Financing Strategies for Growing the Manufacturing Sector - Pepe Finn, Caleb Bell, Andrew Brossart, Kevin Gremse, Martin Russell, Matt SchnipkeMembers only Login
Pepe Finn, Caleb Bell, Andrew Brossart, Kevin Gremse, Martin Russell, and Matt Schnipke present Financing Strategies for Growing the Manufacturing Sector.
The Capital Access Landscape - A Look Beyond the Basics - John Saris, Bob Isaacson, Sayer Jones, Nathan LillegardMembers only Login
John Saris, Bob Isaacson, Sayer Jones, and Nathan Lillegard present The Capital Access Landscape - A Look Beyond the Basics.
Idaho Economic Development Association Summer 2019 ReportMembers only Login
This summer 2019 performance report from the Idaho Economic Development Association discusses economic development in Idaho and offers several case studies.
Evaluation of HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program
This report shows that as of October 2018 over 100,000 units of public housing were converted to the Section 8 platform under RAD and over $12.6 billion was raised, with significant leverage, from numerous sources to improve the physical and...
CDBG Entitlement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Entitlement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many as...
CDBG State Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG State Disbursement Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as...
CDBG HUD-Administered Disbursement Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG HUD-Administered Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by...
CDBG Insular Areas Expenditure Reports, 2001 - 2019
This Excel sheet shows CDBG Insular Areas Expenditures for 2001-2019. Since CDBG funds may be used for a wide variety of housing, community, and economic development activities, the use of those funds may be identified in these profiles by as many...
Making Sense of Incentives: Taming Business Incentives to Promote ProsperityMembers only Login
In evaluating incentives, everything depends on the details: how much in incentives it takes to truly cause a firm to locate or expand, the multiplier effects, the effects of jobs on employment rates, how jobs affect tax revenue versus public...
GAO Report - EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Manage Risks to Superfund Sites from Climate ChangeMembers only Login
GAO was asked to review issues related to the impact of climate change on nonfederal NPL sites. GAO analyzed available federal data; reviewed laws, regulations, and documents; interviewed federal officials and stakeholders; visited three nonfederal...
EDA FY2019 Disaster Supplemental NOFO Webinar SlidesMembers only Login
This webinar, hosted by the EDA, provided info about the content of the 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). It helped attendees increase understanding of eligibility and EDA’s application submission and review process,...
FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Program - Summaries of Awarded ProjectsMembers only Login
This document summarizes the 4 communities that were awarded funds through HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program in FY2019. The program promotes a comprehensive approach to transforming neighborhoods struggling to address the interconnected challenges...
Designing a Renewable Food SystemMembers only Login
Other systems, including our energy, water, and transportation systems, also fell in line with that ethos; but unlike the food system, these sectors are undertaking 21st-century upgrades that comport better with our modern norms and realities by...
Shared Kitchen ToolkitMembers only Login
This Toolkit is intended for everyone from kitchen entrepreneurs to startup nonprofits, from economic development agencies to producer networks, from food system groups to real estate developers. We hope this Toolkit also provides helpful guidance...
Small Business Credit Survey 2019Members only Login
The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, delivers timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, lenders, and service providers. The report...
Fair Food Fund 5 Year Impact ReportMembers only Login
The Fair Food Fund was designed to meet these entrepreneurs where they are and take them where they want to go. Since 2013, we have invested more than $3 million in 13 food businesses. Just as important is supporting these businesses on the road to...
Cultivating Chicago's Innovation Environment: The State of the Illinois Medical DistrictMembers only Login
The market study validates the IMD’s potential to nurture Chicago’s innovation activity and advance economic development on a regional scale. Yet Chicago lags behind smaller cities in life sciences activity. The authors suggest that one impediment...
Growing Food Connections: Aggregation, Processing, and DistributionMembers only Login
This brief highlights the many ways and scales at which local governments can invest in aggregation, processing, and distribution infrastructure to support local and regional food systems, from commissioning assessment studies and food hub business...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Bonds
Researched and written by CDFA, this is the third white paper in a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class that supports the market growth of local and regional food systems. This paper focuses specifically on bond...
Finance Fund Invests in Charter ManufacturingMembers only Login
New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing enabled Charter to acquire the equipment and machinery needed to operate its new, $148 million, 170,000 sq. ft. rolling mill, which is adjacent to its existing coil mill and steel making facility.
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community DevelopmentMembers only Login
This new report by Enterprise Community Partners and NeighborWorks America shows how an innovative pilot program – the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project – equipped 20 affordable housing and community development organizations to evaluate the...
GASB Draft P3 and Availability Payment Arrangements Members only Login
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is responsible for (1) establishing and improving standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting to provide useful information to users of financial reports and (2)...
Tax Incentives for Opportunity Zones: In BriefMembers only Login
This CRS report briefly describes what census tracts have been designated as an OZ, what types of entities can are eligible as QOFs, the tax benefits of investments in QOFs, and what economic effects can be expected from OZ tax incentives.
Financing Native Nations: Access to Capital MarketsMembers only Login
One-third of reservation-based Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and the nations governing these reservations, unable to spur economic development, struggle to provide even the most basic services. Yet, despite their difficulty in...
Access to Capital and Credit in Native CommunitiesMembers only Login
This document, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review” (Data Review) begins to answer the questions: Where does Native America stand now in terms of capital and credit access? What has been the effect of new action and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Landscape of Mega Project InitiativesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, expert speakers from CAI Global, Baltimore Development Corporation, Arlington Economic Development, and VEDP provided an in-depth overview of the approaches being used by cities,...
Impact Investing in Sustainable Food and AgricultureMembers only Login
As interest in sustainable food systems and agricultural value chains grows, increasing numbers of investors are beginning to explore high-impact investing opportunities in food, farming, and forestry across asset classes.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Strategies to Support Your Local Venture Capital EcosystemMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Lamont Price with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Teela Spiller with the Atlanta Micro Fund, and Eric Clement with the NYCEDC highlighted several...
Why the Farm Bill Matters for Greater PhiladelphiaMembers only Login
Every five years, Congress reauthorizes this sweeping piece of legislation in an effort to prevent hunger, bring fresh foods to communities lacking access, and add vibrancy and diversity to the local food system. However, funding for critical...
Franklin County, OH TIF Deal for La Plaza Tapatia
The first County-Township parcel TIF (tax increment financing) enacted by Franklin County for a new location and expansion of a regional ethnic grocer: La Plaza Tapatia (the Developer), in Franklin Township.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Access to Capital
Research and written by CDFA, 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 which meet the economic, social, environmental, and...
Supporting Healthy Food Access in NCMembers only Login
The resulting lack of access to healthy, affordable food undermines the health and well-being of children and families, and further harms communities that are already struggling economically. The report led to a series of convenings of key...
The Hatchery Chicago Fact SheetMembers only Login
The Hatchery Chicago is a non-profit food business incubator that enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses. Accion, the area’s largest microlender, and ICNC, which runs one of the largest business incubators in the...
An Overview of Federal Regional Commissions and AuthoritiesMembers only Login
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) In Focus outlines the structure, activities, and recent funding, for each Federal Regional Commission or Authority.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Erie Regional Chamber and Growth PartnershipMembers only Login
Jake Rouch with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership presents on the City of Erie Investment Prospectus.
Examining the Local Value of Economic Development IncentivesMembers only Login
Every year local and state governments in the United States expend tens of billions of dollars on economic development incentives. Under intense pressure to deliver economic opportunity, policymakers utilize incentives to encourage private sector...
How States Are Improving Tax Incentives for Jobs and GrowthMembers only Login
Building on earlier research by The Pew Charitable Trusts, this report identifies best practices for effectively evaluating tax incentives. Specifically, Pew recommends that states take three steps: make a plan, measure the impact, and inform policy...
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory provides an overview of various sources of financing that may be available to food hubs and other food-related businesses. This directory is a partial listing of what may be available across the United States; some examples may not be...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Development Finance
Many food-related initiatives, projects, and businesses have lacked sufficient resources and financing for economic and community development, largely because the food system as a whole has not been formally defined as an asset class. As the first...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Food System - Thinking Outside of the SiloMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Barry Kukovich with Peoples Gas, Glenn Ford with InCity Farms and Rick Terrien with Artisan Food Networks, thought outside the silo and recognized the food system as an economic...
Unlocking the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Toby Rittner, President and CEO of CDFA, presents the development finance toolbox during the Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse.
FAQs about the U.S. International Development Finance CorporationMembers only Login
The BUILD Act of 2018 establishes a new agency—the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC)—by consolidating and expanding existing U.S. government development finance functions, which are conducted primarily by the Overseas Private...
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