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Angie Page Named New CDFA Chief Innovation Officer
CDFA is proud to announce that Angie Page has joined our team as Chief Innovation Officer. As Chief Innovation Officer, Ms. Page leads a team responsible for product and program ideation, creation, and development. She brings a wealth of expertise...
CDFA Foundation Names Board of Directors
The CDFA Foundation is proud to announce the new CDFA Foundation Board of Directors, Toby Rittner, Brian Cooper, Kimberly Deardurff, Rich Frampton, Brenda Guess, Julia Phipps, Ruben Alonzo, and Mike O’Donnell. We are delighted to welcome new and...
CDFA Foundation Announces 2024 Class of Caren S. Franzini Fellowship
The CDFA Foundation and the Council of Development Finance Agencies are honored to announce the 2024 Class of the Caren S. Franzini Fellowship. Congratulations Chris Armitage, Victoria Benson, Charity Karanja, Brooke Kessler, Crystal McLean, and Kay...
Noelle Sheets Named New CDFA Foundation Director
Noelle Sheets, CDFA Senior Director of Development, has been named the Director of the CDFA Foundation. Ms. Sheets is excited to take on this role at the CDFA Foundation and champion positive, equitable, and inclusive involvement within the...
David Misky Elected Chair of CDFA’s Board of Directors
David Misky has been elected Chair of the CDFA Board of Directors, after serving as Vice Chair since 2022. The announcement was shared at CDFA’s National Development Finance Summit—held November 8-10, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA—where over 300...
Laura Canter Presented Prestigious CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award
CDFA is proud to announce the recipient of the 2023 CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Laura Canter, Executive Vice President and director of the Finance Programs Division of MassDevelopment. This year’s winners will be formally awarded during a...
Price Finley Presented Prestigious CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award
CDFA is proud to announce the recipient of the 2023 CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Price Finley, Partner at Bricker Graydon LLP. This year’s winners will be formally awarded during a special ceremony at the 2023 CDFA National Development Finance...
Steve Johnson Presented Prestigious CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award
CDFA is proud to announce the recipient of the 2023 CDFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Steve Johnson, Director, Community Development, for the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). This year’s winners will be formally awarded during a special...
Announcing 2023 CDFA Distinguished Development Finance Agency Award Recipients
CDFA honors the 2023 recipients of the Distinguished Development Finance Agency Award: the Great Falls Development Authority, Inc (GFDA), the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), and the Tucson Industrial Development Authority (Tucson IDA).
The Major Players In Agri-FinanceMembers only Login
Here are some of the big players in the agri-finance universe. The types of players include banks that specialize in agricultural loans, nonbank finance companies that do land and equipment loans, farmer-owned lending co-ops, REITs that own and...
Business Oregon to Offer Free SSBCI WebinarsMembers only Login
Business Oregon is offering several free webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program in September. See Business Oregon's website for descriptions of the webinar content, registration information, and additional details...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces State's SSBCI Programs Now OpenMembers only Login
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative are open. Up to $198M in federal small business relief is being administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community...
Advancing Education and Child Development in Opportunity Zones
Recovering from the pandemic and addressing the intergenerational inequities that have stunted personal and national prosperity will require an all-hands-on-deck effort. This guide is intended for government officials, community members, education...
Administration Transition Paper: Unlocking Development Finance Capital in the United States to Create Jobs & Increase Private Investment
With the 2016 Presidential election finalized, the development finance industry is excited to move forward with recommendations and innovative strategies for unlocking access to capital. The ideas offered in this transition paper provide a roadmap...
FAQs on California's TIF ToolsMembers only Login
CALED created this TIF FAQ Guide to help answer some of the most common questions about California's new TIF tools.
CHFA 2014 Community ReportMembers only Login
CHFA’s 2014 Community Report highlights CHFA’s achievements in 2014 across all three lines of business, in addition to community engagement efforts and programs celebrating CHFA’s 40th anniversary. Also featured as part of the 40th anniversary...
SSBCI: A Summary of States' 2014 Annual Reports
In the Department of Treasury's annual SSBCI Report, data and success stories are reported. Between 2011 and 2014, the program created or saved more than 140,000 jobs.
CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace - Last Call for Projects!
CDFA is excited to announce the Brownfields Project Marketplace, which will take place on May 19, 2015 from 1pm-5pm EDT in Columbus, Ohio. The Brownfields Project Marketplace provides communities the opportunity to receive special assistance with...
Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment in MinnesotaMembers only Login
This report from Minnesota Brownfields outlines how the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated properties can lead to economic growth and community revitalization in Minnesota communities.
Connecticut Brownfields Fact SheetMembers only Login
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development released this helpful fact sheet for brownfield remediation and redevelopment in the state.
2014 Minnesota Brownfields Annual Report
This 2014 annual report from Minnesota Brownfields discusses some of their program highlights and brownfields gap financing projects in Minnesota.
2014 JobsOhio Annual ReportMembers only Login
JobsOhio produced its annual report for year 2014 and its strategic plan for year 2015, which focuses on a summary of performance, strategies, regional network partners, financials, and governance.
Enterprise Florida Releases 2014 Annual ReportMembers only Login
Enterprise Florida, Inc. released its 2014 Annual Report. Enterprise Florida is a public-private partnership between Florida's business and government leaders. The Annual Report goes into detail on Enterprise Florida's funding sources and usage.
2014 Georgia Energy ReportMembers only Login
The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority released their 2014 Georgia Energy Report, detailing their involvement in energy conservation and management, and the results of allocations through the State Energy Program.
Green Retrofit Case Study: Pittsburgh OperaMembers only Login
This case study, published by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, summarizes the redevelopment of the Pittsburgh Opera, including its financing package, energy-saving strategies and results.
New York City EDC Capital Division BrochureMembers only Login
This brochure from the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Capital Division highlights their purpose within the organization, the strengths of their team, and a portfolio of recent projects.
Proposed Akron Basketball Arena ProjectMembers only Login
A partnership among the Development Finance Authority of Summit County, City of Akron, Summit County, and University of Akron is moving forward with plans to build a basketball arena in downtown Akron.
NYCEDC Annual Review 2013Members only Login
This 2013 annual review from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) highlights recent accomplishments and job growth, and offers project spotlights and strategies for the EDC to continue its mission in the city.
Energy Solutions Workshop - Financing Options for Illinois Businesses and Institutions
Illinois Finance Authority emphasizes the use of loans and bonds to provide the lowest cost of capital possible to public, private, and nonprofit borrowers for energy efficiency improvements.
Development Finance Authority of Summit County 2013 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The Development Finance Authority of Summit County published their 2013 Annual Report to communicate their involvement in financing recent projects, along with new programs, advocacy work and a financial statement.
Pasos al Éxito for Micro-EntrepreneursMembers only Login
Pasos al Éxito (Steps to Success) builds the financial literacy and economic development capacity of Latino micro-entrepreneurs in rural Oregon. This short brochure outlines information about the program offered by Rural Development Initiatives.
Financing Brownfields Redevelopment in Oregon
The purpose of Business Oregon’s Brownfields Program is to assist individuals, non-profit organizations and local governments with financing to evaluate, cleanup and redevelop brownfields through two brownfields financing programs: the Oregon...
Memphis TIF Redevelopment Financing - Memphis, TennesseeMembers only Login
PGAV shares their experience developing the plan for the first TIF district under Tennessee statute. This document describes project challenges, accomplishments, and PGAV's expertise in providing TIF consulting.
Metropolitan Economic Revitalization FundMembers only Login
This fund's purpose is to provide loans to businesses or governments investing in projects that retain or create significant numbers of private-sector jobs in economically distressed areas of the state within the area of the Port Authority of New...
Economic Snapshot: NYCMembers only Login
This publication from the New York City Economic Development Corporation provides a view looking back on 2013 with regard to employment, the health care sector, tourism and real estate.
State of Ohio Seeking Input for Volume Cap Rule Changes
The Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Energy and Redevelopment is currently working on rule changes for the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) Sections 122-4-01 to 122-4-08. The Office welcomes input of the rules and changes that industry...
Atlanta BeltLine Strategic Implementation PlanMembers only Login
The Atlanta BeltLine has been given the official go-ahead, and this document helps explain the major components of the massive redevelopment project. Financing will be completed with TIF, federal funds, local funds and private funds.
Recommended Best Practices for EB-5 Regional Centers
IIUSA developed a list of best practices to provide comprehensive guidance to regional centers seeking to conduct business in a manner that will foster growth and success of the EB-5 program.
LIHTC & Tax-Exempt Bond Case Study: Garden Park VillaMembers only Login
Lancaster Pollard created this case study to showcase the innovated financial structuring of a 50-unit affordable housing complex which incorporated Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax-Exempt Bonds, an FHA pilot program, and a bridge loan.
Resource Guide: Economic Incentive AgreementsMembers only Login
SB Friedman created a resource guide detailing economic incentive agreements, also known as sales tax sharing agreements. The objective of these agreements is to provide a source of funds to make high impact projects feasible that would otherwise...
CPUC Energy Financing Pilots Press Release
California's Public Utilities Commission released a suite of clean energy financing programs to develop markets in single-family residential, multi-family residential, small to medium business, and large business sectors.
Guidance on Georgia's Building Energy CodeMembers only Login
This report, while focusing on Savannah and Chatham County, is designed to illustrate how code departments can operate and enforce the energy code, finance operations, incorporate new changes to the energy code inspection process in the future, and...
2012 State CDFI Legislation & Advocacy ReportMembers only Login
The Opportunity Finance Network provides a snapshot of CDFI-related policy activity at the state level during 2012. The report includes analysis and information on legislative trends, State New Markets Tax Credit programs, and the State Small...
Oregon Business Development Fund - Business ApplicationMembers only Login
The Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF) is a revolving loan fund administered by Business Oregon. The fund has received capitalization from the federal Economic Development Administration, the state General Fund, and the Oregon State Lottery....
2013 Funding Fairs Program - Infrastructure Financing for the 21st CenturyMembers only Login
The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fairs provide opportunities to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options. The CFCC released the 2013 Funding Fairs...
City of Los Angeles - Industry & Labor Market Intelligence ReportMembers only Login
In order to develop an informed strategy for the focus and delivery of city initiatives, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board commissioned the Economic and Policy Analysis Group of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation to...
A Tale of Two States: Mechanisms for Pooled Energy FinanceMembers only Login
Steven Klein with First Infrastructure highlights how states with similar goals and different approaches were able to provide lower cost finance for energy loans. Klein explores the steps taken by both Alaska and New York and the unique obstacles...
Best Practices: Accessing Capital for Local Microfinance EffortsMembers only Login
Jean DeBellis with Portfol and PIDC provides an overview of Philadelphia's economic development corporation, PIDC resources, partnerships, financial tools, CDFIs, and their Portfol software designed for economic development.
Illinois Finance Authority - Agribusiness Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Illinois Finance Authority provides expert, hands-on support to help Ag businesses get the capital they need for growth. IFA programs are targeted to address the most pressing capital needs in Illinois agribusiness. Use this document to find the...
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