The Missouri Economic Development Financing Association (MEDFA) was formed in June 2000 to expand the role of the former Missouri Tax Increment Financing Association.

Development projects often use a blend of programs to achieve their financing goals and MEDFA assists in blending all Missouri’s development financing incentive programs while also promoting their responsible and ethical use.

These programs include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Action Fund Loans
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Community Improvement Districts
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Grow Missouri Loans
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Property Tax Abatement Programs
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Sales Tax Exemptions
  • Tax-Exempt Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Transportation Development Districts
  • Workforce Training

MEDFA takes an active role in legislative matters in the Missouri General Assembly that may affect economic development financing tools and we advocate for the responsible use of these tools at our annual conference and events.

MEDFA’s membership includes community leaders, economic development directors, public officials, municipalities, commercial real estate developers, attorneys, and financial professionals from across the state of Missouri.