About the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
CDFA is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community, representing hundreds of public, private and non-profit development entities.
Members are state, county and municipal development finance agencies and authorities, and non-governmental and private organizations ranging from investment banks to commercial finance companies to bond counsel, bond insurers, trustees, venture capital companies, rating agencies, and other organizations interested in development finance.
CDFA provides a number of avenues for assisting the development finance industry, including education, advocacy, research, resources and networking, and they support thousands of development finance stakeholders throughout the country, including our MEDFA members. To learn more about them, please visit their website.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS
January 29-30, 2020
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse
January 29, 2020, 12pm-5pm Eastern
January 30, 2020, 12pm-5pm Eastern
The Fundamentals WebCourse is the foundation for all of CDFA’s educational offerings. This course helps attendees understand the variety of development finance tools available, from bonds, tax credits and TIF, to federal financing programs, RLFs, and access to capital lending resources. More information and registration
February 26-27, 2020
Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
February 26, 2020, 12pm-5pm Eastern
February 27, 2020, 12pm-5pm Eastern
Bonds are the bedrock of development finance and are used to help build roads, bridges, sewers, city halls, hospitals and thousands of public and private projects. For over a century, bonds have been spurring development and redevelopment and are a major driver for job creation and economic growth.
CDFA’s highly acclaimed Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government. More information and registration