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8/12/2019 to 8/16/2019
When: Monday, August 12-Friday, August 16, 2019
Where: The Westin Book Cadillac: Detroit
Detroit, Michigan 
United States

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CDFA Training Institute


Fundamentals, Bonds, RLF, Tax Credits & TIF -- All in One Week!
August 12-16 in Detroit, MI


CDFA Summer School is a week-long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA Summer School will offer five different training courses at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit located in downtown Detroit. This is the best opportunity for in-person development finance education this year. Don't forget to sign up by July 12 to save significantly on registration costs.

These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Detroit and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

During CDFA Summer School, participants will have the option to register for up to three courses. Click on the course names below to learn more about the specific topics and agendas:

CDFA Summer School: Course Schedule


August 12, 2019

Tuesday & Wednesday
August 13-14, 2019

Thursday & Friday
August 15-16, 2019

Fundamentals of Economic Development Course

Intro Bond Finance Course

Intro Tax Credit Finance Course

Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course

Intro TIF Course

When you register for three courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $200 discount off the total registration fee.

Topics covered during CDFA Summer School include:

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course: Understanding the basics of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies.

Intro Bond Finance Course: Provides an in-depth look the various types of bonds, best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish.

Intro Tax Credit Finance Course: Examines the application of tax credit programs in greater economic development finance efforts. This course will discuss the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low-income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course: Offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management and demonstrates how an RLF program can complement your economic development strategy.

Intro Tax Increment Finance Course: Offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders.


CDFA Summer School will be held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit which is located in the heart of Detroit's resurgent downtown district.

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $194.00 (plus tax) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). A select number of hotel rooms are available from August 11-16, 2019 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before July 21, 2019. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. For individual reservations call 313-442-1600 and reference CDFA Summer School.

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Also Available from the CDFA Training Institute

Intro Tax Increment Finance WebCourse
Daily: 12-5pm (Eastern)
March 20-21, 2019

Intro Housing Finance WebCourse
Daily: 12-5pm (Eastern)
May 22-23, 2019

Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse
Daily: 12-5pm (Eastern)
June 19-20, 2019

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private and non-profit entities alike. For more information about CDFA, visit or e-mail


Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300


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