Development Finance Toolbox

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:

  • NEW Opportunity Zones and the Local Government Role
  • 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.
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, 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.

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.

 
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    September 18 - 19, 2018
    School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building, CB #3330
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    View 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, 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.

    View Cancellation Policy
    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before September 10, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 11, 2018 now you will instead now recieve credit for the course. You can review the updated policy here at the School’s cancellation policy.
    View Hotel Information

    We have a small block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Chapel Hill/Southern Village at the rate of $99.

    Hyatt Place Chapel Hill / Southern Village

    1090 US Highway 15 501 South

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, 27517

     

    Guests can call Reservations at 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the “Development Finance Toolbox” room block, or use the link below to book direct.

    https://chapelhill.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-DTSC

    Cutoff date for reservations is August 27th.

    $350.00
    We are testing a new online registration system that we hope will be easier for you to use. If you encounter any registration issues, please explore our list of frequently asked questions or contact registration@sog.unc.edu or call 919.966.4414.

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

(Note: the 4th edition will be released in late August.)

 

 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Jensen

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.962.0940
Tyler Mulligan
Associate Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Development Finance Initiative