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CDFA Brownfields Financing Toolkit
The CDFA Brownfields Financing Toolkit provides communities with an easy-to-use, best practices resource on brownfields redevelopment. The toolkit brings together the best financing concepts and techniques to provide a comprehensive response to...
Why TIF Stalled in North CarolinaMembers only Login
This paper from the North Carolina Law Review covers the history of TIF in NC and nationally. It also looks at three authorized TIF projects to date in North Carolina as well as takeaway lessons from each. The final part provides a survey of...
Florida's Special DistrictsMembers only Login
Jack Gaskins Jr. with the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity explains the basics of special districts, their benefits, different types of special districts, and the accountability program in Florida.
Strategic Uses of Tax Increment FinancingMembers only Login
Christiane Schmenk of Bricker & Eckler LLP and Justin Markey of Roetzel & Andress LPA explain the variety of strategies that can be used when implementing tax increment financing, while also providing several case studies outlining the success of...
Tax Increment Financing District FAQMembers only Login
Thomas N. Jacob & Associates provide answers to some frequently asked questions on tax increment financing districts and demonstrate TIFs usefulness as a tool for attracting economic development, new investments, and community renewal.
Understanding Tax Increment Finance - NLC Conference 2014
Toby Rittner with CDFA breaks down tax increment financing (TIF), the process of creating TIF districts, special assessments and districts, the tool's ability to catalyze investment, best practices when implementing TIF, and much more.
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: RetailMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Speakers highlighted two recent projects that have served as catalysts for downtown renewal and discussed how...
CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals: Retail Presentation
During this installment of the CDFA-Stifel Nicolaus Innovative Deals Webcast Series, we featured the latest in downtown retail development. Ketan Gada from the District of Columbia and Ken Krombeen and Tammy Hopman from the City of Grandville, MI...
Harbor Point Tax Increment Financing Fact & Information Sheet
Harbor Point is a new 3 million square-foot master-planned mixed-use community located on a waterfront site in Baltimore Maryland. The massive project will generate $920M of private investment from $106.9M of TIF bonds to finance necessary public...
Notable Illinois TIF Case StudiesMembers only Login
Greg Hummel with Bryan Cave shares some successful TIF projects throughout Illinois. Hummel discusses structuring incentives, selling the story, planning, implementation, local economic issues, and content of a redevelopment agreement.
Illinois Main Street Conference - TIF 101Members only Login
As presented at the Illinois Main Street Conference, this presentation provides a basic overview of tax increment financing as it relates to Main Street Programs in the State of Illinois. Furthermore, the presentation breaks down eligible project...
The "but for" Test
Wisconsin Department of Revenue outlines the standard for the "but for" test as it relates to TIF.
How the Tool Works: Tax Increment Finance
This CDFA "How the Tool Works" covers tax increment finance and includes information on financing methods, community buy-in, model projects, and more. This How the Tool Works originally appeared in Development Finance Perspectives 2 | 2012.
A Guide to Wisconsin's Tax Increment LawMembers only Login
This guide from the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue walks through the tax increment finance statute and process in the state. Topics include boundary and duration determination, notification and hearing requirements, financing options, and more.
Development Finance Perspectives Issue 1 | 2012
Project finance, the CDFA Policy Agenda, the EB-5 visa program, and a number of other development finance tools are covered in Development Finance Perspectives, Issue 1 | 2012. The cover of the issue features photos of projects from CDFA members....
Education & Programs: A New Era of Tax Increment Finance
Tax increment finance regulations are changing in a number of states, and Katie Kramer reviews several recent actions in this article from Development Finance Perspectives, Issue 1 | 2012. The article also includes a sidebar on changes to state tax...
CDFA Tax Increment Finance Resource Center
The CDFA Tax Increment Finance Resource Center is a one-stop hub for all of the resources, reports, headlines, and projects that CDFA collects and publishes related to tax increment finance (TIF). Find links to resource tags, market reports,...