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Search Results: Innovation Finance
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Innovation Districts Catalyze Jobs, Creativity, GrowthMembers only Login
Cities incubate creativity and serve as labs for innovative ideas and policies. The concept of an Innovation District is one such idea. These districts are creative, energy-laden ecosystems that focus on building partnerships across sectors.
Innovative Philanthropic Financing for Community ChangeMembers only Login
This report provides a detailed analysis of the major steps and players involved in the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative.
New York Incentives and Workforce Development GuideMembers only Login
Business Facilities provides a list of some of the incentives available for companies in New York.
New Jersey Incentives and Workforce Development GuideMembers only Login
Business Facilities provides a list of some of the incentives available for companies in New Jersey.
Overview of Illinois’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Kentucky’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Wisconsin’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Overview of Michigan’s Program Investments and OutcomesMembers only Login
In order to create a comprehensive picture of the economic development landscape, C2ER reviewed data from a range of state statutes, reports, and websites. The numbers contained in this report are CREC and C2ER’s best estimate of the dollars spent...
Los Angeles County Business Incentives and Resources GuideMembers only Login
LAEDC provide an updated edition of the LA County Business Incentives Guide. It provides details on all 88 cities and the county, and has the potential to help businesses' bottom line.
Funding Alternatives for the Un-bankableMembers only Login
Kedma Ough, Director of Small Business Development Center Mount Hood Community College, presents a number of alternative financing options available to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Ripple Effect
Impact Seven in Wisconsin provides a review of their success as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SBA and USDA loan programs manager, venture capitalist, and part-owner of a community development bank.
Undercapitalization as a Contributing Factor to Business Failure for Women EntrepreneursMembers only Login
This study from the National Women's Business Council aims to develop a more nuanced understanding of the impact that undercapitalization and capital structure have on the business outcomes of women-owned firms.
Venture Capital Funding Landscape in FloridaMembers only Login
Dennis Pape from Florida Venture Sourcing presents on financing entrepreneurs and explains how venture capital fits into the landscape for entrepreneurs.
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.
Equity Funding in PAMembers only Login
Ryan Glenn from Ben Franklin Technology Partners covers the fundamentals of equity funding for small businesses and covers the current landscape of equity funding in PA.
Financing Art and Culture DistrictsMembers only Login
This essay from the National Cultural Districts Exchange focuses on the financing, funding, and sustainability of art districts and the efforts underway in the cities of San Diego, Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, and the state of Massachusetts.
Building Capital Infrastructure for Early-Stage BusinessesMembers only Login
Kate Hodel of U.S. SourceLink and Sallie Hemenway, Director for Missouri Department of Economic Development, touch on the State of Missouri's economic development toolkit.
Minority and Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, and SkillsMembers only Login
In this report, the Hamilton Project recommends three policy proposals including: expand funding for the SSBCI program; increase and make permanent the NMTC; and new federal funding for local skills acquisitions programs.
CMAP 2040: Support Economic InnovationMembers only Login
As part of its regional comprehensive plan, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) introduced a plan to catalyze economic innovation throughout the region through the year 2040.
AVCIT Economic Impact ReportMembers only Login
Emerging businesses, like the ones Avcit backs, are the most significant creators of new, wellpaying jobs in both Arkansas and the nation as a whole. And, as they expand, these businesses generate additional, indirect economic activity as well as...
Roadmap for Food Sector Innovation and InvestmentMembers only Login
This report by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network is a roadmap for food sector innovation & investment. The report breaks down types of tools by asset categories for planning and implementing a food sector project.
SSBCI Quarterly Report Summary (3Q 2014)Members only Login
The SSBCI Quarterly Report for the third quarter summarizes and organizes the funds allocated and percentage of disbursements by state. According to the report, disbursements and funds deployed exceeded $1 Billion.
Implementing the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Rick Palank of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership shares information and success stories on their business financing, using many different development finance tools.
Ohio Development Services Agency 2014 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The Ohio Development Service Agency released its 2014 Annual Report, which details the various projects, statistics and successes of the financing programs overseen by the Agency throughout the year.
SSBCI Audit Report: Rhode IslandMembers only Login
The Office of the Inspector General reports on one of Rhode Island's SSBCI venture capital program, Slater Technology Fund. The report finds that the program properly used $1.5M in SSBCI funds.
Entrepreneurial Thinking for FinanceMembers only Login
Mark Lieberman, Chief Start-Up Officer presented on Oregon State University's Advantage Accelerator and entrepreneurial thinking for financing.
Oregon Capital Scan: A Line is DrawnMembers only Login
John Hull, Executive Director, Business Innovation Institute, presented on seed and venture capital financing tools available in Oregon.
Locally Supported Seed, Angel & Venture CapitalMembers only Login
Greg Daniels with Squire Patton Boggs explains the how to support seed, angel and venture capital locally with public and private dollars. He uses Ohio Capital Fund as an example and how the finance is structured.
Presentation: Equity Crowdfunding - Legal Structure and Current StatusMembers only Login
In this presentation by Michael Homeier of Homeier & Law, P.C., the two types of crowdfunding are explained.
New York State Venture CapitalMembers only Login
Steven Cohen of the Empire State Development Corp. shares details, frameworks, and eligibility requirements for various investment vehicles that businesses in the state of New York can use as seed funding sources.
Arizona Commerce Authority
Greg Linaman introduces the Arizona Commerce Authority and discusses the variety of programs offered, as well as the Authority's strategy in creating business growth.
Arkansas Development Finance AuthorityMembers only Login
Brad Henry with the Arkansas Development Finance Authority explains their approach to seed and venture capital, including investment strategies, economic impacts, and example programs.
Access to Capital: Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund
TJ Jennings of the Arizona Commerce Authority discusses the basics, terms, and process of funding behind the Arizona Innovation Fund.
Angel Capital: What is it? Where is it? Best Practices to Form and Manage Angel Groups and FundsMembers only Login
Jim Troxel with Cimarron Capital Partners explains the concepts behind angel investors, defining the characteristics, liquidity options, best practices and more.
Dissecting the Early Stage Investment ProcessMembers only Login
Michael Hool of Hool Coury Law defines the terms and logistics behind seed and venture capital funding sharing infographics, term sheets, key issues and more.
Funding for Startups and Early Stage Companies in South CarolinaMembers only Login
David Mendez from Capital A Partners discusses the stages and types of funding available for startups and early stage companies in South Carolina.
MN Angel Small Business Investment Tax Credit StatueMembers only Login
Minnesota's updated the Small Business Tax Credit Statue in 2014 discontinued "insiders” eligibility for the credit. That includes officers, principals, 20-percent owners and family with ownership interests combined, and family of these insiders.
Promoting Regional Innovation in Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
One of the keys to rural prosperity is for rural communities to come together on a regional basis to develop a strategic plan for building a stronger economy. The USDA is helping to build a more prosperous rural America by providing financial...
Innovations in MicrobusinessMembers only Login
CFED published this report on financing mirobusiness. This report offers an overview of the emerging models of practice, including lessons learned from our partners and similar efforts by other organizations.
Innovative Financing for DevelopmentMembers only Login
This Global Development Incubator report describes the financing can promote development outcomes. It aims to create a common language and vision for leaders in the public and private sector to use as they explore innovative financing opportunities.
Creating the Entrepreneurship InfrastructureMembers only Login
Jason Henderson, Vice President and Branch Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Branch, explains the importance of entrepreneurs to the economy, as well as strategies and methods of creating the infrastructure needed to...
New York State Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Steve Cohen of Empire State Development discusses a variety of state financing programs, in addition to introducing a new business mentor program called Business Mentor NY.
Achievement in Uncertain Times: The Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology PartnersMembers only Login
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development which was established to provide necessary capital and access to technical expertise and business assistance for startups...
2013-15 Innovation PlanMembers only Login
The state of Oregon released a new innovation plan for 2013-15, which includes a total of $24M for initiatives focused on wave energy, electric vehicles, UAVs, digital media, nanotech, green buildings, and biotech.
Investing in American EnergyMembers only Login
This presentation from the U.S. Department of Energy gives an overview of the Loan Programs Office (LPO), LPO projects, and programs ran by LPO.
Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) PlaybookMembers only Login
This playbook offers any community a three-step approach to building such a strategy and describes existing Federal grant and technical assistance resources that communities can use to put that strategy into practice.
Strategies for Community Banks to Develop Partnerships with Community Development Financial InstitutionMembers only Login
The FDIC produced a resource guide, to help FDIC-supervised institutions meet community credit and development needs and receive consideration under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The purpose of the guide is to provide information that will...
21st Century Jobs Trust Fund Program 2013 Year-End ReportMembers only Login
The Michigan Strategic Fund and MEDC released this report detailing where each program's funds were allocated during 2013. Recipients are a wide range of innovators receiving grants, loans, and equity financing.
NYSERDA Innovation and Business Development ProgramMembers only Login
This brochure provides an overview to the Innovation and Business Development Program from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, including various offerings and investor opportunities.
State Small Business Credit Initiative: FAQsMembers only Login
This is the frequently asked question document maintained by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury for the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Answers cover everything from the program overview to reporting requirements.
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