- by Robert Crump The District of Columbia (the District) is expected to issue $229 million in Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Revenue Bonds to close out this first month of the new year. Proceeds from the sale of the Bonds will be used to finance a portion of...
Economic Development – Local Agencies/Organizations
Featured Bond, 12/2: Metro Pier and Exposition Authority (Illinois) to issue $923 Million in Refunding Bonds
by Robert Crump The Metro Pier and Exposition Authority (the Authority) is scheduled to issue $923,210,000 in Refunding Bonds in order to refinance its debt on outstanding bonds. The negotiated sale is planned for sale on December 4th with Goldman Sachs and Morgan...
Featured Bond – New York Housing Finance Authority $100 million
New York State Housing Finance Authority is scheduled to issue $100 million in Affordable Housing Revenue Bonds in two series to provide mortgage loans and fund housing construction in the state. The Bond is scheduled for sale on October 17th with JP Morgan, Bank of...
Use of Foreign Trade Zones and Economic Development Projects to Help Deal with Financial Challenges and Lack of Sufficient Tax Revenues
by James E. Spiotto, Co-Publisher of MuniNet The new reality of tariff wars and 20% surcharges on foreign manufactured parts and goods The tax reform of 2018 created a 20% surcharge on foreign manufactured goods or parts coming into the United States. Recent U.S....
Spiotto on the Benefits of Economic Development and Stimulus from Needed Infrastructure Improvements to Deal with Tax Policies, Issues, Leverage Problems, Financial Distress and Unfunded Pension Obligations
We cannot avoid economic cycles but history of financial stability points the way In the U.S.A., financial challenges and difficulties in balancing a government budget are not so much caused by the desire to spend more than tax revenues currently generate but rather...
Newark’s Economic Revival – Interview with Lyneir Richardson, CEO, Brick City Development
After years of disinvestment and deterioration, Newark is rebuilding its economy – and it’s coming back stronger than ever.
Post-Disaster Economic Development Strategies Help Rebuild Communities
How federal, state and local agencies can join forces to help rebuild towns
Food for Thought: Closing the Gap in Supermarket Access
Many low- and moderate-income residents lack access to local supermarkets
Case Study: Bringing Jobs to a Redeveloped Downtown
Village of Skokie builds a sophisticated urban center to compete for higher paying jobs
Planned Strategic Investment Can Lead to Growth, Revitalization of Cities
Rick Tripp shares his insights on strategic planning for government affiliated projects