Development Finance Toolbox

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

How do local governments use public-private partnerships for development? What finance tools are available to local governments to 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. 

Program 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 (held on the first morning of the course) is included in the registration fee. The workshop content is designed specifically to help you learn basics of calculating an estimated return on investment and different ways of thinking about debt and equity, so you can heighten your intuition about worthwhile projects. The workshop lays the foundation for the rest of the course, so attendance is strongly encouraged.

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
    December 11 - 12, 2018
    School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Bldg., CB #3330
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
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    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 December 03, 2018 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after December 04, 2018 days prior to course start date), but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    $350.00
    If you are a returning customer, please note that we have a new course 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 us at registration@sog.unc.edu or 919.966.4414.

An excellent resource is the School of Government text, Introduction to Local Government Finance. Reading the following chapters authored by Norma Houston, Kara Millonzi, and Tyler Mulligan will be helpful to attendees but is not required: Chapters 1, 4, 7, 10, and 14. The 4th edition of the book was released in August 2018 and can be purchased here: Introduction to Local Government Finance, 4th Ed.

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 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