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ED101-Economic Development Finance-ONLINE


Participants in ED101, the first course in the EDFP Certification Program™, gain a solid understanding of both the basic tools and newest techniques used by successful economic development finance practitioners to assist small businesses and create jobs. This fully-online version of the course explore economic development activities as part of a community’s overall economic development finance strategy and investigate the financing resources available for job creation projects. Participants analyze and structure economic development projects for small and medium-sized businesses as well as commercial real estate developments utilizing incentive financing packages. Specific topics include:

  • Economic Development Finance Overview
    • Financing gaps in the private capital markets
    • Underwriting practices of private sector lenders
    • Plugging the gaps with economic development financing incentives
    • Implementing financing programs through an economic development system
  • Business Credit Analysis
    • Financial statement spreading and analysis
    • Quality indicators and ratio analysis
    • Calculating debt service
  • Fixed Asset Financing
    • Measuring repayment ability
    • Structuring incentive financing
  • Real Estate Finance
    • Developer’s pro forma income and expense statement
    • Measuring return on investment
    • Calculating the financing gap
  • Economic Development Finance Programs
    • SBA 504 and 7(a)
    • HUD CDBG and 108
    • New Markets Tax Credits
    • Revolving loan funds and interim financing
    •  Loan packaging procedures


 CM I 38.50 


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