Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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USDA Food System Audio InterviewsMembers only Login
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan looks back at the start of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and discusses building local food systems into the USDA culture. David Deloach, owner of Freshfields, talks about operating locally grown...
2016 Florida Project Marketplace - BAND Project
This brownfield project from Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development located in Hollywood, FL was presented by Bonnye Deese during the 2016 CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace in Tampa, Florida.
Local EIP Example of Evaluating Impact
.Duanne Andrade from Solar Energy Loan Fund talk about lessons learned and the success seen from SELF as they have adapted to meet the needs of the community.
R-PACE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
David Gabrielson of PACENation talks on important procedural challenges PACE programs face and how to address consumer risk.
David Gabrielson of PACENation explains the basic concepts of PACE and how it is beneficial for local governments and property owners in the state, with a special focus on the burgeoning Florida PACE market.
The 2016 Economy: Our “Slow, Steady Ride”
R. Christopher Jones of the Florida Economic Advisors, LLC discusses the state’s and nation’s economic development finance climate, development realities, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement.
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
Tony Morgan of Florida’s Office of Energy teaches about how QECBs will be allocated in the state of Florida, what kinds of projects are approved for QECBs and the implications of their use in Florida renewable energy financing.
PACE Expansion in Florida
Devesh Nirmul of Renew Financial explains the basic concepts of PACE and how it is beneficial for local governments and property owners in the state, with a special focus on the burgeoning Florida PACE market.
The Latest on Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs)
Susan Rosenthal of the Energy Programs Consortium outlines how QECBs will be allocated in the state of Florida, what kinds of projects are approved for QECBs and the implications of their use in Florida renewable energy financing.
Operating a Successful PACE Program
Cliff Staton of Renew Financial offers a glimpse of the complex operations managed by PACE providers to offer this financing option to Florida communities.
Private Activity Bonds 101Members only Login
Bill Spivey from Florida Development Finance Corporation and Joe Stanton from Broad and Cassel cover the fundamentals of bonds and give a brief overview of the bond market in Florida.
Bond Financing for Not-for-ProfitsMembers only Login
Ron Braun from Stern Brothers and Mike Hallmann from Lantern Associates cover bond financing to support organizations in the non-profit sector, including nursing homes, hospitals, educational facilities and K-12 charter schools, and other...
Who Buys Bonds?Members only Login
Steve Eikenberry from First American Bank provides a look at who buys bonds and explain the steps required to bring bonds to the capital markets through a trading desk.
Angel Finance in FloridaMembers only Login
Michael O'Donnell from Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Central Florida explain what is needed to increase entrepreneurship in the Sunshine State.
Florida Rural MadeMembers only Login
As a part of the USDA's commitment to strengthening rural economies, a state-by-state "Made in Rural America" report has been released for each state. Each state factsheet highlights specific USDA investments in rural businesses, manufacturing,...
Annual Report: Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program
The report analyzes the Brownfield Redevelopment Program from July 2013-June 2014. The program reached several major milestones, including 280 projected new direct jobs, 423 projected new indirect jobs and $11 million in projected new capital...