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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series
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 18, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forecasting the Bond Market’s Response to Federal Infrastructure Investments
With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the U.S. infrastructure sectors are predicting a stable and productive year ahead. Sizeable federal infrastructure investments forecast positive growth. Despite pandemic-related challenges, the municipal bond market is expected to remain resilient in 2022. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore economic insights for 2022, including the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the state of the bond market, and an outlook on economic recovery strategies.
Moderator(s)
  • Seth Crone, Vice President, Relationship Management, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)
  • Kurt Krummenacker, Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service
  • Beth Mullen, Partner, National Director - Affordable Housing Industry, CohnReznick LLP

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Analyzing the Impact of COVID-19 Emergency Loan Funds
Throughout the past two years, small businesses have experienced significant economic impacts due to the ongoing pandemic. The deployment of dollars from the CARES Act has helped support many small businesses across the country. Microloans and emergency loan fund programs emerged to fill the gap of lost income during these challenging times. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we take a look at some takeaways from the deployment of CARES Act funds and other emergency pandemic response programs, including how communities designed emergency loan funds and what impacts the funds had on small and micro businesses.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)
  • Lisa Dargis, Manager, State Small Business Credit Initiative Unit, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Darla Garrett, Director, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, Director of Commercial Lending, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Capitalization Strategies & Funding from the American Rescue Plan
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created an unprecedented amount of capital to support investment in healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure, and more. Deploying ARPA dollars, especially from the State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, to the right projects and programs can provide investment and financing opportunities that will revolve in the community for decades. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will discuss capitalization strategies that communities can use to leverage federal funding to drive long-term private investment.
Moderator(s)
  • Stuart Weiss, Vice President, Sales, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Investing in Resiliency with Green and Blue Bonds
With an increased threat of climate change to our living environment, more and more people are taking direct action to combat its effects. As with many countries, the green and blue bond market in the U.S. has blossomed over the last few years. Green bonds are investments that are linked to environmental sustainability, and blue bonds are investments used to enhance coastal resilience. To support local communities and our environment, innovative financing solutions have been created to allow corporate or personal investors to invest in these bonds. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, experts will discuss the market for green and blue bonds, public engagement, and ways to invest in resilient infrastructure projects.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What Development Finance Needs to Know about Web3
Crypto, meta, blockchain, DeFi. Are you following the latest buzzwords and technology developments in the evolution of financial markets? Development finance has an important role to play in this conversation, especially as local governments and technologists team up to reach underbanked neighborhoods and businesses through these advancements. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will catch you up on the landscape of Web3 and discuss how development finance fits into the next wave of digital currency.
Moderator(s)
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Racial Equity in the Bond Markets
Ratings on municipal bonds are designed to provide insight on the fiscal health of a local government trying to raise capital, but those ratings do not capture a comprehensive view of the health of that community. This is especially true when it comes to a community’s commitment to racial equity and how they spend their money. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we continue a conversation sparked during last year’s series with a look at new initiatives being implemented to encourage more transparency around racial equity in municipal bond offerings.
Moderator(s)
  • Stuart Weiss, Vice President, Sales, The Bank of New York Mellon
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Development Finance and the Cannabis Industry
Across the country, 18 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 significant opportunity for the development finance sector to play a role in financing the production and processing infrastructure, dispensary facilities, and overall business development. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore the creative financing approaches that are providing capital to the emerging cannabis industry, and the economic benefits to states that have legalized the sale of recreational and medical marijuana.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Latest Community Engagement Strategies for TIF
Tax Increment Finance (TIF) is an essential tool for financing redevelopment and transformation in communities of all sizes. Every local government that uses this tool must develop a proactive community engagement strategy that is transparent and gives all stakeholders and taxing districts a voice. During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore new strategies that local governments are employing to give tax payers, schools, and businesses a path to participating in TIF deal structuring and negotiation.

-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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