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Search Results: Tax Increment Finance (TIF)
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Tax Increment Finance 101Members only Login
Tax Increment Finance 101 from Seth Hudson at Cedar Corp
Should You Build It with TIF?Members only Login
Matthew Dregne from Stafford Roesenbaum LLP discusses TIF at the League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Leveraging Property Tax Growth: Tax Increment Financing in TennesseeMembers only Login
G. Mark Mamantov, Jeffrey Oldham, Jordana Nelson, and James Moneyhun Jr discuss TIF and property tax in Tennessee
Tax Increment Financing Members only Login
The National Association of Realtors discuss TIF
TIF101: Advice for Municipalities Considering the First Use of Tax Increment FinancingMembers only Login
David Bushek and Rich Wood from the Kansas City office of Gilmore and Bell P.C discuss TIF 101 for Municipalities
State Notes: Tax Increment Financing in MichiganMembers only Login
Drew Krogulecki from the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency discuses TIF use in Michigan
Impact of Tax Reform on Community Economic Development ToolsMembers only Login
Rebecca Mitich with Husch Blackwell discusses the new tax law, its implications on development finance with a special focus on Opportunity Zones and their potential impact in underserved communities.
Village of Mount Pleasant Proposed TID Boundary MapMembers only Login
Andrea Roschke with Von Briesen & Roper shares the boundary map for the Village of Mount Pleasant's proposed TID.
The Latest on TIF in WisconsinMembers only Login
TIF is perennially one of the nation’s most effective and popular development finance tools, but also one of its most misunderstood and controversial. TIF is a very flexible, with multiple variations as to the specific revenue sources it can...
Trends in Tax Increment Financing in MarylandMembers only Login
Keenan Rice from MuniCap & Alan Cason from McGuire Woods present on the latest trends in tax increment finance use in Maryland.
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing Explained
Tax increment finance is a popular development finance tool generally used to address blight, promote neighborhood stability and inspire district-oriented development. The first video in this collaborative series developed by ICSC and The CDFA...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing
The second video in this collaborative series developed by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) outlines the variety of educational resources provided by the two organizations....
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing in the Community
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) benefits municipalities by providing up-front financing for developments that would not otherwise occur without receiving this form of assistance. The standard is called the “but for” test. The third video in this...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Tax Increment Financing for the Developer
A successful TIF is a partnership between the jurisdiction, community and the developer. The fourth video in this collaborative series developed by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Council of Development Finance Agencies...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing: The Joseph
The Joseph is a $75M project that included a 60,000-square-foot building with office and retail space, a 313-space garage and Art Museum in Columbus, Ohio. The fifth video in this collaborative series developed by The ICSC and The CDFA looks at the...
CDFA & ICSC Tax Increment Financing Video Series: Implementing Tax Increment Financing: Bridge Street - Dublin, OH
The Bridge Street District is a mixed-use development along the Scioto River in Dublin, Ohio that includes restaurants, shops, offices, and residential units, along with several community amenities including parking and a new library. The sixth...
Tax Increment Financing Trends and Opportunities in IllinoisMembers only Login
TIF is perennially one of the nation’s most effective and popular development finance tools, but also one of its most misunderstood and controversial. The types of projects that TIF supports in Illinois are diverse, making TIF a very flexible...
Revitalizing Downtowns with TIFMembers only Login
TIF is perennially one of the nation’s most effective and popular development finance tools, but also one of its most misunderstood and controversial. The types of projects that TIF supports in Illinois are diverse, making TIF a very flexible...
CDFA Texas Webinar: Driving Economic Development with TIRZ
TIF, also known as TIRZ in Texas, is a flexible tool with multiple variations as to the specific revenue sources it can generate and the different ways these revenues are used to support projects financings. During this webinar, presenters will...
Twin Cities Mixed-Income Housing Case Studies
Policy brief prepared by MZ Strategies, LLC for the McKnight Foundation Region and Communities Program. Each of the three case studies is discussed in the following pages with information pulled from financial materials, news articles and interviews...
Financing Natural Infrastructure for Coastal Flood Damage ReductionMembers only Login
This paper explores financial tools for investing in natural infrastructure to reduce current and future risks from flooding. The principal author of this report is Dr. Charles S. Colgan, Director of Research at the Center for the Blue Economy at...
Catalytic Investments for Urban DevelopmentMembers only Login
George Durante, Transformative Development Fellow at Mass Development, highlights project examples and discusses the impact that pro-active catalytic investments can make while driving urban development and renewal.
Catalytic Investments for Urban DevelopmentMembers only Login
Jeff Miller, Senior Economic Development Advisor at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, highlights project examples and discusses the impact that pro-active catalytic investments can make while driving urban development and renewal
Leveraging Capital for Adaptive Re-Use in Doraville, GAMembers only Login
Ramiro Albarran and Marc Armentrout from Preston Hollow Capital along with David Corbin from SMC Terminus Group, Laura Radcliff from Stifel Nicolaus & Company and Matt Samuelson and Eric Pinckney from Integral present on the complex financing and...
Downtown Columbia RevitalizationMembers only Login
Chris Sheehan from Stifel, Emily Metzler from MuniCap and Mauricio Diaz from The Howard Hughes Corporation present on the financing package supporting the revitalization of downtown Columbia, MD.
Financing the West Bank Landing in MTMembers only Login
Brett Doney from the Great Falls Montana Development Authority presents on the redevelopment of the West Bank Landing.
Port Covington: Workforce DevelopmentMembers only Login
Ed Trumbull from ICF and Alicia Wilson from Sagamore Development Company present on the plan to fulfill the local workforce requirement of the record setting TIF approved for Port Covington.
MARTA & Transit-Oriented DevelopmentMembers only Login
Amanda Rhein from MARTA presents on transit-oriented development in Atlanta.
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency
Unlocking Capital: A Handbook for Becoming a High Performing Development Finance Agency (Handbook) serves as a companion to the Practitioner’s Guide to help illuminate the structures of development finance agencies (DFAs), essential conduits to...
Market Update and Virginia Financing ToolsMembers only Login
Tax Increment Financing, Special Assessment Districts, Management Districts and Public Improvement Districts have become powerful financing mechanisms to help communities concentrate development opportunities into targeted locations. Laura Radcliff...
Creative Financing Strategies - Hahne & Co. Redevelopment, NewarkMembers only Login
Unique development financing solutions are increasingly sought after to complete projects of all sizes, and it is often necessary to find creative approaches that involve combining multiple financing tools. Mathew Abraham of the New Jersey Economic...
When a Deal Goes BadMembers only Login
At the Ohio Roundtable, we often focus on the successful projects around the state, but not every deal works out. So, what happens when a deal goes bad? Caleb Bell of Bricker & Eckler LLP, Martin Russell of Warren County Port Authority, and Paul...
Multi-Phase Projects in Ohio - Pro Football Hall of FameMembers only Login
While some development finance projects in Ohio are completed simply and quickly, many projects require a longer timeline. These complex, largescale projects often require a creative financing approach in order to reach completion. Irene MacDougal...
What is a STAR Bond?Members only Login
A STAR Bond is a tax increment financing program which allows city governments in Kansas to issue special revenue bonds that are repaid by all of the revenues received by the city or county from incremental increases in taxes within the designated...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Financing the Nation’s Transportation Needs One Community at a TimeMembers only Login
Federal, state, and local funding for transportation is woefully inadequate to cover the costs of maintenance and improvements needed. Although this subject is often discussed on a national level, it often remains a local issue for local communities...
TADs in GeorgiaMembers only Login
Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) are established to propel investment by financing redevelopment in blighted areas. In Georgia, these districts have catalyzed innovative growth and groundbreaking projects throughout the state. Courtney Knight of PFM...
Primer on California’s New Tax Increment Financing ToolsMembers only Login
New forms of tax increment financing have emerged to give local jurisdictions options to finance infrastructure and economic development projects. This primer was authored by CALED to give local governments and economic development organizations a...
Colorado Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Dee Wisor discusses the state's economic development finance climate, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement. In addition, find out what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse and how the...
Arvada: Tax Increment Financing in ActionMembers only Login
Tax increment financing is a flexible and creative financing tool that can support development projects throughout Colorado. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority shares their successes of using TIF for a number of different projects including housing,...
Economic Development Projects Happening Around Missouri
In late 2012, more than a year after the tornado hit, the TIF Commission and the Joplin City Council approved the creation of a 23-year, 3,100 acre TIF district to help finance $806 million in redevelopment projects.
Tax Increment Financing in Missouri: Financial ReportMembers only Login
This report covers 474 TIF projects across 114 Missouri municipalities. It includes data on new jobs, retained jobs, tax dollars captured, anticipated project costs, and total TIF-reimbursable costs. This report will help to analyze the...
A Summary of Missouri Economic Development ToolsMembers only Login
This report from Gilmore & Bell summarizes 10 state level economic development programs in Missouri. Included in this report is a legislative update on existing programs.
The Use of TIF in IllinoisMembers only Login
One of the most popular topics at the Illinois Financing Roundtable is how tax increment financing is used to finance projects across the state. We'll feature that topic again this year, but with a twist. Herb Klein with Jacob & Klein explores the...
Public and Private Sources of CapitalMembers only Login
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
The Latest in Illinois P3s - Transit TIFMembers only Login
As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Fran Rood with SB Friedman Development Advisors presents case students and discusses...
The Impact of Tax Increment Financing on Illinois CommunitiesMembers only Login
One of the most popular topics at the Illinois Financing Roundtable is how tax increment financing is used to finance projects across the state. We'll feature that topic again this year, but with a twist. Maureen Barry of Ehlers Inc. explores the...
Combining Financing Tools for Missouri Development - City of SpringfieldMembers only Login
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
Combining Financing Tools for Missouri Development - St. Louis Development CorporationMembers only Login
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
Tools for Port Authority Transportation Reinvestment Zones (TRZ) and TRZs for Multimodal Applications Members only Login
Transportation reinvestment zone (TRZ) that allows local governments to set aside local match contributions for the transportation projects most critical to their communities. TRZs create transportation project funding by capturing and leveraging...
Creative Financing Strategies in Texas- Members only Login
Unique development financing solutions are increasingly sought after to complete projects of all sizes, and it is often necessary to find creative approaches that involve combining multiple financing tools. Sue Hounsel with the City of Dallas...
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