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Search Results: Urban Development
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USDA Rural Development B&I Processing ContactsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has monies available for Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Programs in rural areas of Illinois. This map identifies the first point of contact in each geographic region.
Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan ProgramMembers only Login
Through the Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program program, USDA Rural Development guarantees loans rather than lending directly to Oregonians. A commercial lender requests the B&I guarantee and, if approved, it makes and services the...
PA Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program GuidelinesMembers only Login
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development released rules for its new state historic tax credit. These guidelines give an overview of the program, along with eligibility requirements and how to apply.
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.
Redevelopment Financing - St. Joseph, MissouriMembers only Login
PGAV Planners produced this brief case study to demonstrate how tax increment financing was utilized to attract development and reinvigorate St. Joseph, Missouri's downtown corridor.
Pro-Active vs. Reactive TIF StrategiesMembers only Login
Stephen Friedman with SB Friedman demonstrates the difference between reactive and pro-active TIF strategies, implementation tools, targeting areas, and case studies.
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.
USDA B&I Guaranteed Loans - OCC Community Developments Fact SheetMembers only Login
This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of the Treasury provides an overview of USDA's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program and its potential relationship with community development efforts.
USDA Quick Reference Guide for CaliforniaMembers only Login
This reference is a helpful tool to locate basic information regarding USDA programs in California. Each program is accompanied with such information as who may borrow, terms and limits, prohibited uses and user fees.
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.
Rural Development - Strengthening Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Jim Turner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture describes the latest investments being made for rural areas, such as infrastructure, broadband, renewable energy, housing and other community assets.
Leveraging HUD's Economic Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Louis Berra with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents on community planning and development programs offered through the Office of Economic Development (OED).
City of Battle Creek 2013-2014 Annual Action PlanMembers only Login
The 2013‐2014 Annual Action Plan for the City of Battle Creek, Michigan, outlines the City’s proposed course of action over 2013-2014 to address housing, neighborhood suitability and economic opportunities by using funds from the CDBG and HOME...
Supporting Rural and Small Town Development in the Golden StateMembers only Login
Glenda Humiston presents on the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's funding and technical assistance programs, which include Business & Cooperatives Development, Community Facilities & Rural Utilities, Water, Sewer & Solid Waste Systems, and Single,...
USDA Rural Development ProgramsMembers only Login
Michael Ward with the U.S. Department of Agriculture presents on the Department's financing tools available over program areas such as Community Facilities, Water & Waste Systems, Business & Industry, Specialty Loans & Grants, Housing and Broadband.
HUD and the Federal Funding ToolboxMembers only Login
Jane Vincent with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development reviews a number of financing tools and current topics such as Sequestration & Continuing Resolution, HUD Efforts to Support Stakeholders, FHA Financing, Rental Assistance...
Detroit Strategic Framework PlanMembers only Login
This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework published December 2012, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew...
Essay: The Case of Business Improvement DistrictsMembers only Login
This paper explores how Business Improvement Districts dissolve public–private complexities to create new hybrid partnerships for mutually beneficial community and business development.
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...
Disaster Recovery Guide for BusinessesMembers only Login
This guidebook was developed for Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP) members and the Galveston business community. Becoming familiar with the content and completing the forms included herein will help business owners increase the odds...
Downtown Development Resource GuideMembers only Login
This document is a compilation of the Department of Community Affairs' resources and programs that can be utilized in downtown development programs across Georgia. The guide includes program descriptions, program information, and contact.
The Ohio Development Services Agency - Building Strong CommunitiesMembers only Login
Sadicka White along with head officials with Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) provide substantial insight on the various financing programs offered by ODSA including local government financing programs, energy loan funds, the state historic...
Cincinnati Center City Development CorporationMembers only Login
Chad Munitz with 3CDC discusses the efforts his organization is making to revitalize one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Munitz also discusses various community development initiatives and just how far Over-the-Rhine has come over the...
Community Development Assistance Program - 2013 Application GuidelinesMembers only Login
The 2013 application guidelines for HUD's Community Development Block Grant competitive housing rehabilitation program are provided for qualifying communities in Illinois. The guidelines offer general applicant information, program information and...
Economic Development 2013: Handbook for Texas CitiesMembers only Login
All across Texas, cities and counties are working to nurture small business, encourage entrepreneurship, advance commerce, and create jobs. Fortunately, Texas law offers many tools for local leaders seeking to generate economic development and...
Developing Property Owners Into DevelopersMembers only Login
Jeff Siegler with Heritage Ohio and Lisa Patt-McDaniel with Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing talk about developing property owners into developers, policies that led to urban decay, the real estate life cycle, cost of vacancy, and financing...
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...
USDA Rural Development - Rural Business & Cooperative ProgramsMembers only Login
Mark Brodziski with the U.S. Department of Agriculture presents various USDA Rural Development programs and financing mechanisms that can support local food sourcing, vending, and aggregation.
City of Austin - Tax Increment Financing PresentationMembers only Login
In this presentation, the City of Austin provides an explanation of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), including its history, current usage, and state enabling legislation. This presentation also communicates recommendations, best practices, methods of...
City of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority - Framework For Future Planning And InvestmentMembers only Login
The City of Grand Rapids' Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a development agency responsible for many improvements in the downtown area. DDA projects have contributed greatly to the growth and development of downtown. This framework provides...
7.2 SQ MI: A Report On Greater Downtown DetroitMembers only Login
7.2 square miles. That is Greater Downtown Detroit. A slice of Detroit’s 139-square mile geography. A 7.2 square mile collection of neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, New Center, Woodbridge, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Rivertown, and...
Michigan Community Revitalization Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) is an incentive program available from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), designed to promote community revitalization...
Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities - Lincoln Institute of Land PolicyMembers only Login
This policy focus report explores the challenges of regenerating America’s legacy cities - older industrial cities that have experienced sustained job and population loss over the past few decades. It identifies the powerful obstacles that stand in...
Oregon Main Street Program HandbookMembers only Login
Oregon Main Street works with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage. Services are based on the successful Main Street Approach® developed by the...
Profits Through Preservation - Impact of Historic Preservation in UTMembers only Login
This study addresses the significant impact historic preservation programs have had throughout Utah. The historic resources of Utah are part of the daily lives of its citizens. Furthermore, the historic resources of Utah are providing a broad,...
Philadelphia's Lower Schuylkill Master PlanMembers only Login
Prepared collaboratively by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Philadelphia Department of Commerce, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan builds on exciting opportunities for economic...
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. - 2014 Economic Forecast
Produced by the LAEDC’s Kyser Center for Economic Research, the LAEDC’s 2014 Economic Forecast is Southern California’s premier source for in-depth economic information and analysis on global, national, state and regional economies. Each forecast...
The Community Reinvestment Act and Its Effect on Housing Tax Credit PricingMembers only Login
This report by CohnReznick LLP puts facts and figures to the commonly experienced market effects of CRA investors in the LIHTC world. CohnReznick explores this phenomenon with data that shows that CRA need increases the spread in the amount of...
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...
Texas Clean Water State Revolving Loan FundMembers only Login
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund, authorized by the Clean Water Act, provides low-interest financial assistance for planning, design, and construction of wastewater infrastructure. Eligible applicants for the CWSRF include cities, counties,...
Financing Brownfields Redevelopment in OregonMembers only Login
Business Oregon’s Brownfields Program is available to provide financing for the full range of environmental activities associated with brownfields redevelopment. The two programs available are the Oregon Brownfields Redevelopment Fund which is...
Pure Michigan - Private Activity Bond ProgramMembers only Login
Private Activity Bonds (PABs) provide profitable firms with capital cost savings stemming from the difference between taxable and tax-exempt interest rates. The Michigan Strategic Fund issues PABs on behalf of the borrower and lends the bond...
Portland Development Commission - 2012 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The 2012 PDC Annual Report highlights accomplishments from the organization in the areas of neighborhood economic development, urban innovation, and public resource investment. As reflected in the following financial statements, PDC ended fiscal...
City of Southfield - PACE Program ReportMembers only Login
The City of Southfield established the City of Southfield Property Assessed Clean Energy Program pursuant to Act 270 of 2010 by joining Lean & Green Michigan™. The PACE Program has identified specific sources of commercial funding to finance the...
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