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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21 & December 19, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

-Overview

CDFA is excited to partner again with The Bank of New York Mellon on the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast series! This year, CDFA will host 12, 1-hour long webinars covering a wide range of development finance topics such as forecasting the bond market and financing rural broadband. As always, these webinars are free and will be viewable after the recording.

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-Agenda

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forecasting the Bond Market
Pandemic recovery, new federal legislation, and increased interest rates have touched all parts of the national economy, including the U.S. municipal bond market. As we enter into 2023, experts will reflect on recent changes in the bond market to forecast the challenges and opportunities ahead. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, panelists will discuss bond market trends to help investors and communities make informed decisions in the year to come.
Moderator(s)
  • Troy Pitman, Vice President, Relationship Manager, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
P3 Financing Approaches for Broadband Infrastructure
Rural and low-income communities continue to face challenges financing broadband despite increased investment nationwide to address the connectivity gap. Public-private partnership (P3) structures are becoming more common as an approach that enables broadband expansion in the places that need it most. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, experts will highlight the resources available for financing broadband, discuss navigating the use of P3 for broadband, and share first-hand knowledge of their successes utilizing P3 financing for broadband projects.
Moderator(s)
  • Seth Crone, Vice President, Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exploring 501c3 Bond Finance for Nonprofit Organizations
501(c)(3) tax-exempt bonds provide significant advantages for nonprofit organizations looking to finance facilities used for the operation of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations - yet this source of financing is often overlooked by eligible organizations. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, speakers will break down 501(c)3 bond finance to demonstrate how this tool can drive investment for nonprofits.
Moderator(s)
  • Tammy Davis, Senior Relationship Manager, V.P., The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Utilizing TIF with Brownfield Redevelopment Projects
Tax increment finance (TIF) is an essential tool for supporting a variety of redevelopment projects, and TIF can be an essential resource for transforming brownfield sites in communities of all sizes. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, TIF experts will introduce this financing tool and explore new strategies that local governments are employing to bring investment to otherwise unusable spaces.
Moderator(s)
  • Troy Pitman, Vice President, Relationship Manager, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Financing Charter Schools Through Bond Finance and P3
Educational institutions consistently struggle to keep pace with facility maintenance, and charter schools especially have become innovative in developing capital planning strategies to meet contemporary building needs. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, presenters will share how charter schools are partnering with private entities to use bond finance and public-private partnership approaches to better provide the facilities needed to support learning outcomes.
Moderator(s)
  • Oreste Casciaro, Vice President | Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advancing Equitable Economic Development with Affordable Housing
A strong local economy requires a spectrum of housing options that are accessible to the full range of residents - yet most places in the U.S. are struggling to provide adequate affordable housing to meet local demand. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, panelists will demonstrate how investment in affordable housing advances equitable economic development with a discussion of innovative financing approaches that can help these projects succeed.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Driving Investment in Main Street Redevelopment
Many communities are engaged in revitalization efforts to restore their main streets, particularly in small towns. In attracting capital for main street real estate development, it is vital to understand the unique local landscape, build community buy-in, and fully utilize the financing tools available. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, development finance professionals will share creative financing approaches that are being used to reinvest in main street communities around the country.
Moderator(s)
  • Tammy Davis, Senior Relationship Manager, V.P., The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bond Rating Agency Trends
Ratings on municipal bonds are designed to provide insight into the fiscal health of a local government trying to raise capital. The metrics used to generate these ratings have evolved over time, and it is critical for cities to stay up-to-date with changes that could affect their rating. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, panelists will discuss rating agency trends and take a look at new initiatives being implemented that improve municipalities' bond ratings to attract new economic development.
Moderator(s)
  • Oreste Casciaro, Vice President | Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Best Practices and Strategies for Housing Finance
Demand for a range of affordable housing options has grown significantly in nearly every community in the U.S., but encouraging this type of development is challenging for most local governments. However, there are financing programs and strategies available to help alleviate this issue. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Webcast Series, development finance practitioners will highlight the variety of finance tools available for supporting affordable housing projects and discuss best practices for deploying these to meet the growing need.
Moderator(s)
  • Seth Crone, Vice President, Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Financing Water Infrastructure Projects
The efficient and sustainable distribution of water – from drinking water to wastewater – is an essential need for residents and businesses alike. However, many water distribution systems lack the infrastructure to be resilient in the face of supply disruptions and aging assets. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, presenters will examine how communities across the country are addressing challenges in financing water infrastructure projects.
Moderator(s)
  • Seth Crone, Vice President, Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Latest in Cannabis Finance
Over 20 states have legalized recreational marijuana, and this list is expected to continue growing in the years to come. As the cannabis industry expands, there is a significant opportunity for the development finance sector to play a role in supporting production and processing infrastructure, dispensary facilities, and overall business development. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, speakers will review the latest regulations affecting cannabis financing and the creative financing approaches providing capital to this emerging industry.
Moderator(s)
  • Oreste Casciaro, Vice President | Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Financing Childcare Facilities with Bonds
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, about half of child care providers have been forced to close and many face the possibility of permanent closure. With the loss of millions of childcare slots, families are struggling to secure affordable and reliable child care - which in turn is having a negative impact on the economy. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, experts will discuss challenges faced in financing childcare facilities and share examples of how bond financing can be used to support such businesses.
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-Location

The CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series will take place on Zoom. You must have access to a computer and internet to attend the webinars.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

Registration for the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series is free for CDFA members and for non-members.

To register for the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, click on the Register button below.

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