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ED101-Economic Development Finance


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. The course explores economic development
activities as part of a community’s overall economic development finance
strategy and investigates 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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Arlington VA
Westin Crystal City
McCarthy 4/1 - 4/5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $1,375.00 View
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Minneapolis MN
Aloft Minneapolis
TBD 8/12 - 8/16 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $1,375.00 View