The Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse is the foundation for all of CDFA’s educational offerings. This course will help you understand the variety of development finance tools available, from bonds, tax credits and TIF, to federal financing programs, RLFs, and access to capital lending resources.
The Fundamentals Course is based on CDFA's Practitioner's Guide to Economic Development Finance, the only comprehensive reference guide dedicated to building and utilizing the development finance toolbox. The Practitioner’s Guide provides the insight and practical information needed to critically understand how economic development is financed and the tools, strategies and techniques used to build strong communities.
The Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse is presented via the web over two days and includes lectures and presentations from speakers throughout the country. During each session, attendees can raise their hands, ask questions, comment on presentations and take interactive polls. CDFA's Course Advisor moderates the WebCourse to ensure speaker and participant interaction throughout.
Participants must have access to a computer and phone to attend the WebCourse. Participants receive instructions for logging into the WebCourse in a follow-up email after registering. Course materials are mailed to participants approximately one week before the course.
This course qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.