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Program Profile: Capital Access ProgramMembers only Login
This program profile was created by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury to describe capital access program parameters. The publication is intended for use with the SSBCI, but the detailed description and program highlights make the information useful for...
Program Profile: Collateral Support ProgramsMembers only Login
This program profile was created by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury to describe collateral support program parameters. The publication is intended for use with the SSBCI, but the detailed description and program highlights make the information useful...
JumpStart 2010 Community ReportMembers only Login
The 2010 Community Report was published by the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network, which brings together state-funded incubators, investment groups, and others to encourage tech-related companies in northeast Ohio. JumpStart has received national...
Update on 2010 Stimulus Funding for Champaign County, ILMembers only Login
This report from Susan Chavarria of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission reviews the county's stimulus funding and related projects. This document is a best practices example of project reporting, as the detailed sector breakdowns,...
Chicago TIF Projects -- Map
This map displays TIF projects in Chicago from 2000 through July 2010. Users can filter projects by name, address, amount, year, and type, or use the map to see a description of each project. The map, which is a best practices example of development...
VA Business One Stop Portal
Virginia implemented a new web portal to connect businesses to a variety of economic development-related agencies and programs. This site is a strong example of how states can facilitate cooperation and partnerships with new or expanding companies.
Revolving Loan Funds (RLF)
This paper from the National Renewable Energy laboratory describes the basics of how a revolving loan fund works and how to setup a revolving loan fund for energy efficiency projects. The appendix contains a variety of resources related to RLF best...
Engaging the Rating Agencies
Questions relating to the role of the rating agencies have become more common do to economic conditions as many local governments and authorities struggle to understand the process of issuing a rating and its meaning. This article summarizes the...
Transformational Economic Development in Chicago’s South LoopMembers only Login
Wabash Development and Roosevelt University present a case study of the bond deal financing their new "vertical campus" in Chicago's South Loop in this presentation. The Roosevelt University project was one of three finalists for CDFA's 2010...
Atlanta BeltLine Best 2009 Bond Deal - PresentationMembers only Login
Cheryl Strickland from the Atlanta Development Authority and Richard Lutch from the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. gave this presentation during the Practitioner's Showcase: Best 2009 Bond Deal at CDFA's 2010 Annual Development Finance Summit in Portland,...
Capital Theatre: Cleveland, OhioMembers only Login
The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization gave this presentation as part of the 2009 Practitioner's Showcase for the nation's Best Tax Credit Financed Project.
ICMA Brownfields Redevelopment: A Guidebook for Local Governments and Communities (Second Edition)Members only Login
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) released this manual to assist local government redevelop brownfields. The report looks at partnership in brownfields redevelopment, community issues, the clean-up process and various...
CDFA Recommended Practices: Effective Tax Increment Finance Program Management
CDFA has developed these recommended practices to serve as a set of guiding principles when developing or implementing a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) program. TIF has played an increasingly important role in financing economic development and...
St. Louis Business Development Fund: St. Louis, MOMembers only Login
The St. Louis Business Development Fund is a unique revolving loan fund that began in 1994 as a partnership with 24 banks and three of the St. Louis region's largest economic development organizations. The St. Louis Business Development Fund was a...
The Fund for Economic Development: Vineland, NJMembers only Login
The city of Vineland, NJ operates the "The Fund for Economic Development" revolving loan fund. The city was a finalist in the 2008 CDFA Practitioner's Showcase: Best Revolving Loan Fund. This presentation highlights the programs strengths,...
Survey and Analysis of Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in Georgia: A Look at the First Eight Years
Bleakly Advisory Group compiled this report for the Livable Communities Coalition. The study to examines the financial performance of existing Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in Georgia to provide analysis and framework for local officials now...
District Improvement Financing in Massachusetts: A Report on Challenges and Opportunities Based Upon the Redevelopment Experience of Other States with Tax Increment Finance
Eric T. Nakajima of Bay Area Economic and Robb Smith, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote this paper as a means to better inform policymakers, public officials and developers about TIF. The paper walks through basic...
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Best Practices Study
This report reviews the TIF literature, reviews pertinent laws governing TIF programs, and develops a set of best practices for planners and policy makers considering TIF financing.
Building Community Partnerships
Toby Rittner, CDFA's Executive Director, discusses guiding principles for success to consider when implementing a TIF project. The presentation outlines some best practice approaches as well as several case study examples.
CDFA Recommended Practices: Effective Industrial Development Bond Program Management
As a pillar of the development finance industry, Industrial Development Bond (IDB) programs can drive investment in the manufacturing sector and build the local economy while retaining and creating valuable jobs. However, a successful IDB programs...
Brownfields Economic Redevelopment InitiativeMembers only Login
This resource provides a road map to follow when establishing and implementing a Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) marketing plan. Developing a marketing plan helps to ensure that your community takes the best advantage of BCRLF...
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