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

Since we know development projects often use a blend of programs to achieve their financing goals, MEDFA was formed to assist in the blending of all Missouri’s development financing incentive programs while promoting their responsible and ethical use.

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

  • Tax Increment Financing, Historic Tax Credits
  • Community Improvement Districts
  • Transportation Development Districts
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement

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 through our annual conference and events.

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