Development Finance Toolbox

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Upcoming Course Offerings

2017 Development Finance Toolbox
School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building, CB #3330
400 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
September 19 - 20, 2017
$320.00
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Scholarship Information:
The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.

Thanks to the generous support of Duke Energy, a limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded to managers who attend the entirety of the Development Finance Toolbox program together with an elected official from the same jurisdiction. 

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Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 04, 2017 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before September 11, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 11, 2017. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.

A survey of local government financing tools for community and economic development

What tools are available to local governments to help stimulate private investment for development and revitalize Main Street? North Carolina communities can select from a wide array of financing tools in their efforts to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets. In order to select the right approach for your development project, it helps to understand the options. Participants in this course will learn the basics of development finance tools used by North Carolina local governments to achieve their community and economic development goals.

Course Topics:

  • Federal financing programs and tax credit financing
  • Local government capital financing
  • Tax increment financing (TIF) and synthetic TIF
  • Business improvement districts
  • Attracting private investment to Main Street
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Redevelopment
  • Pre-course workshop: Fundamentals of Developer Real Estate Financing
     
    The pre-course workshop is included in the registration fee. The workshop content lays the foundation for the rest of the course, so attendance is strongly encouraged.
Additional information: 

Attendees: Elected officials; city and county managers, assistant managers, and clerks; and community and economic development professionals seeking a greater understanding of the development finance options available to North Carolina local governments.

 
Recurring: 
This course is offered periodically.
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Scholarship Information:
The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.

Thanks to the generous support of Duke Energy, a limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded to managers who attend the entirety of the Development Finance Toolbox program together with an elected official from the same jurisdiction. 

Faculty Coordinators

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Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Development Finance Initiative Director
Pat Thomson
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Associate Professor of Public Law and Government

An excellent resource is Kara Millonzi's Introduction to Local Government Finance, 3rd Edition

This multi-authored book provides an overview of the financial management laws and practices applicable to local governments and public authorities in North Carolina.

For more information or to purchase the book follow this link:  https://www.sog.unc.edu/publications/books/introduction-local-government-finance-third-edition

 

We have attached the previous year's agenda to give a general idea about the schedule.  Once we have a final agenda for September 19-20, 2017 we will post it here.

 

2016 Agenda - Full Program - Development Finance
August, 2016
2016 Agenda - Pre-Course Workshop - Development Finance
August, 2016
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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919.962.0940
Program Manager
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

individual image for C. Tyler Mulligan
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Development Finance Initiative Director
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