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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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.