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
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.
Financing Your Business in OregonMembers only Login
This guide was developed by USDA Rural Development for existing and prospective rural business owners to identify and explain the many government programs and resources available in Oregon to help plan, develop and finance a business.
Structuring the DealMembers only Login
Russell Goings of Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. illustrates how to structure bond deals touching on various topics including repayment sources, security features, credit enhancements, and other tools.
DevelopOhio Economic Incentives Toolkit
This guide from Bricker & Eckler and Argus Growth Consultants outlines the array of tools with which Ohio economic development practitioners can stimulate development to occur in their communities.
Access to CapitalMembers only Login
Lynn Fernandez with Valley Economic Development Center presents on a variety of access to capital programs available in California, highlighting lending criteria for borrowers.
SBA Programs and ServicesMembers only Login
Michael Kane with the U.S. Small Business Administration provides an overview of the various programs offered by the Administration, including the 7a Loan Guaranty, 504 Loan Program, Microloans, counseling and contracting.
Saginaw Future Financial AssistanceMembers only Login
Saginaw Future, a local public-private economic development agency dedicated to fostering quality job creation, wraps up a few popular Local, State, and Federal financing tools into this easy-to-navigate overview.
California Business Investment Guide
The State of California – Business Investment Guide serves as a reference document to highlight California’s strategic business advantages, new state-sponsored initiatives, incentives as well as existing technical and financial assistance programs.
Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation
This report addresses a core issue facing Congress: What, if any, additional action should the federal government take to enhance small business access to capital? After discussing the role of small business in job creation and retention, this...
DCEO's Advantage Illinois ProgramsMembers only Login
Stanley Luboff with Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity presented state sponsored access to capital tools and federal SSBCI and SBA programs. Luboff shares resources and links available to organizations in the state.
Investing in Illinois: Tax Increment Finance Programs
James Snyder with Ice Miller presented tax increment financing programs and options to combine TIF with other public/private tools. Snyder emphasizes the importance of TIF in redevelopment and opportunities to transform communities. Furthermore,...
2013 State of Entrepreneurship AddressMembers only Login
Kauffman recently released their 2013 report addressing the state of entrepreneurship in the United States. After identifying a variety of factors limiting access to capital for young businesses, Kauffman offers several ideas that might encourage...
Michigan STEP Program OverviewMembers only Login
Michigan Economic Development Corporation launched the State Trade Export Promotion program which provides direct reimbursements to qualified small and medium-sized export companies to develop or expand export activities.
SBA Small Business Profiles - All StatesMembers only Login
The U.S. Small Business Administration published small business profiles of the U.S. and all states and territories. The profiles provide statistics on businesses, owner demographics, workforce, income, industries, and brief summary.
The Pennsylvania Global Access ProgramMembers only Login
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development administers the Pennsylvania Global Access Program which is designed to enhance export sales for small to mid-sized companies. Thorough program details, guidelines, and application are...
SC Small Business Loan Comparison ChartMembers only Login
This loan comparison chart produced by South Carolina's Business Development Corporation and Certified Development Corporation allows potential borrowers to evaluate small business loans by listing multiple loan programs' details side by side.