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Search Results: Economic Development
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CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Bond Financing for Disaster Response
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we looked at how bonds act as a resilient economic driver by financing the critical facilities and infrastructure that stabilize local economies during and after...
Income and Poverty in the COVID-19 Pandemic
This paper addresses the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing timely and accurate information on the impact of the current pandemic on income and poverty to inform the targeting of resources to those most affected and assess the...
Big Ideas for Small Business
This report provides a five-step roadmap towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and productive small-business sector. The report breaks down the five steps into ten major policy recommendations with detailed policy proposals. It was authored by the...
Monthly Poverty Rates in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This report from Columbia University presents monthly poverty rates in the U.S. before and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In contrast to measures of poverty based on a family’s annual resources, the study projects poverty rates based on a...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
The COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI)
Every community in the US will be affected by COVID-19, but the impacts will not be the same in each. This index - developed by Surgo Foundation and featured as a CDC resource - identifies which communities may need the most support as coronavirus...
Guidance on Adjusting Discretionary Incentive Programs to Support Small Business Recovery
How can economic development organizations modify their incentive programs to help struggling small businesses? To assist in sorting through the options, Smart Incentives has published Guidance on Adjusting Discretionary Incentive Programs to...
Coronavirus Pandemic Refugees and the Future of American CitiesMembers only Login
History informs us that some people, especially the wealthy, flee cities in response to pandemics and other major catastrophes. In past pandemics and crises, refugees have typically returned, remaining attracted to the social and cultural dynamism...
The Impact of Opportunity Zones: An Initial AssessmentMembers only Login
This report from the White House' Council of Economic Advisers compares the advantages of OZs with those of other Federal antipoverty programs and documents the characteristics of the nearly 8,800 low-income communities designated as OZs. It also...
The Impact of Projects Facilitated by the Texas Sales Tax for Economic DevelopmentMembers only Login
The Perryman Group, in collaboration with TEDC, was recently asked to (1) provide a perspective on the importance of proactive economic development and (2) estimate the economic benefits of projects facilitated by the sales tax for economic...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership ProgramMembers only Login
This 2019 report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) examines the the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, which is operated by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
An Infrastructure Stimulus Plan for the COVID-19 RecessionMembers only Login
This Brookings Institute brief uses historical data and the earliest indicators from the COVID-19 downturn to make the case for a people-first approach to federal infrastructure stimulus. The total cost of these programs would range from $167...
How Opportunity Zones Can Help Accelerate Post-COVID Economic Resurgence: A Milken Institute Working PaperMembers only Login
In a post-COVID world, it will be imperative to invest in our underserved communities’ capacity to serve themselves, and in their resilience. Opportunity Zones are one tool to drive this effort. The Milken Institute has developed this state and...
Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real EstateMembers only Login
Cultivating Development explores the mutually beneficial relationship between food-based amenities—such as working farms, community gardens, food halls, restaurants, and grocery stores—and real estate. Developers, owners, property managers,...
NMTC Progress Report 2020Members only Login
This is the 2020 edition of NMTC Coalition’s annual report on the loans, investments, and community impact of the New Markets Tax Credit.
City of Columbus & Franklin County, Ohio Local Food Action Plan
The Columbus & Franklin County Local Food Action Plan provides a framework of common goals and actions that serve to unify residents, schools, community organizations, businesses, and local government in supporting a healthy, strong, and resilient...
American Broadband Initiative - Progress Report June 2020Members only Login
On February 13, 2019, the American Broadband Initiative was launched with the release of the Milestones Report, detailing the Administration’s strategy to drive changes across Federal Agencies to identify and remove barriers to broadband access and...
An Early Assessment of Opportunity Zones for Equitable Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Despite being viewed primarily as an economic development tool in low-income communities—that is, positioning the local economy on a higher growth trajectory—many proponents have suggested that OZs also have a community development purpose of...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Financing Rural HealthcareMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored financing programs that support healthcare development and showcase successful projects that have increased access to healthcare for rural communities.
ICMA's Sustainability Standards and Labels for Green Bond Market Participants UpdatedMembers only Login
This document from the International Capital Market Association provides an overview for green bond market participants to consider when they are assessing the relevance, strengths, and weaknesses of various sustainability standards or labels as a...
Organic Opportunities: Investing in the Expansion of Organic Food and Agriculture in Northeastern North CarolinaMembers only Login
The Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) builds upon the basic insight of this emerging research – that certified organic agriculture can provide not only environmental benefits but also socio-economic benefits, revitalizing rural...
Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2019, Featuring Supplemental Data from April 2020Members only Login
The findings in this report primarily reflect the financial circumstances of families in the United States in late 2019, prior to the onset of COVID-19 and the associated financial disruptions. The survey also explored long-run financial...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Capital Solutions: Realigning Assets, Evaluating Risk
During the May 8, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed realigning assets to address the COVID-19 crisis, evaluating the risk of not doing anything versus the risk of losing capital, capital solutions that are...
Disrupted Economic Development Part Two: A Webinar for Public Sector Leaders
The second webinar in our disrupted economic development series features Baker Tilly’s municipal advisors in a conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting municipal finance and economic development in the public sector, specifically what...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Updates from SBA and HUD on PPP, EIDL, CDBG
During the April 24, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners were given updates from SBA and HUD on early statistics for the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as additional actions taken by both agencies such as payment forgiveness...
Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease Response
The Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response provides grantees with information on implementing CDBG funds in a coordinated effort with local health authorities before undertaking any activity to support state...
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Advance Statistics as of April 24, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Advance Loans Report on April 24, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL Advances.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Statistics as of April 24, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Loans Report on April 24, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Advance Statistics as of April 20, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Advance Loans Report on April 20, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL Advances.
SBA Disaster Assistance Update - EIDL Statistics as of April 20, 2020
The SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance published this COVID-19 EIDL Loans Report on April 20, 2020. The report includes the lending statistics for EIDL.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Strategies for Catalyzing Investment in Communities
During the April 10, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, Bruce Katz from Drexel University, Rachel Reilly from the Economic Innovation Group, and Katie Kramer from CDFA examined relief efforts run by local governments, philanthropic...
CDFA Legislative Briefing - April 2020 (Free Recording)
During this Legislative Briefing, we discussed the latest information about the next stimulus act (Phase 4) from Congress and the urgent actions development finance agencies should take. We examined legislative reactions to the CARES Act, what we...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Innovative Small Business Relief Programs
During the April 3, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, experts from the North Carolina Rural Center, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the New Orleans Business Alliance discussed their respective approaches to local...
EX-IM Bank FY 2019 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the annual report for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) for FY19. In FY 2019, EXIM authorized a total of nearly $8.2 billion to support approximately $9.1 billion of U.S. exports and an estimated 34,000 American jobs.
Disrupted Economic Development: A Webinar for Public Sector Leaders
In Baker Tilly's Disrupted economic development webinar, Baker Tilly’s small business managing partner and others discussed the economic development impacts public sector and private sector organizations are experiencing and expecting in the wake of...
Summary of the CARES Act
This is a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the Congressional Research Service. This is the third in a series of legislative packages addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Federal, State, and Local Responses to COVID-19
On the March 27, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, we discussed how Development Finance Agencies have initially responded to COVID-19, examined Congressional legislation, analyzed how federal agencies are reacting, and looked at a...
How to Rescue Main Street From Coronavirus Before It’s Too Late
It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic will exact a staggering toll on the American economy. By any measure, an economy that not long ago had driven Americans' confidence in the labor market and optimism about their financial security to...
Economic Recovery and Business Dynamism in Rural AmericaMembers only Login
While the discourse on rural America following the Great Recession has revolved around the resulting lack of jobs and loss of services, the lack of startups and entrepreneurial activity in these communities should not be ignored. Firm growth is a...
NMEDD - Economic Development Innovation Task Force ReportMembers only Login
In 2019, the Governor signed House Memorial 16 directing the Economic Development Department (NMEDD) to bring together stakeholders and convene an Economic Development Innovation Task Force to spur collaboration and innovative discussions on methods...
Investment Strategy Group Outlook 2020 - Janney Montgomery Scott LLCMembers only Login
This report from Janney Montgonery Scott LLC's Investment Strategies Group provides an outlook of the capital markets in 2020. Their views should help to sharpen the focus on those that matter as they score the evolution of trade, the global...
The National-Level Economic Impact of the MEP: Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019Members only Login
This study by Summit Consulting and the W.E. Upjohn Institute finds that the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Program generates a substantial economic and financial return of...
The World Bank - Green Bond Impact Report 2019Members only Login
The World Bank's 2019 Green Bond Impact Report shows investors how we are working with our member countries to support their climate finance efforts and deliver results, on a project-by-project basis.
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
One Linden - Comprehensive Community Development PlanMembers only Login
Linden is a distressed neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. This plan is designed to create a roadmap for safe neighborhoods, economic development and access to affordable housing, quality healthcare, education and employment opportunities in Linden.
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