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Economic Development Professionals Training:
Financing Economic Development and Deal Structuring

Successful economic development professionals understand how financial packages are structured and the importance of financing options in attracting and retaining companies. By helping secure funding and other incentives from a variety of state and local sources, as well as federal programs, professionals can help their community bridge the gap between a company's private sources of funding and the overall financial requirements that need to be met in order to locate or expand.

The University of Georgia is offering economic development professionals across Georgia two opportunities to participate in a training course titled Financing Economic Development and Deal Structuring. The first will be from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on December 5 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center. The second will be in Tifton on February 5 at the UGA Tifton Conference Center.

Financing Economic Development and Deal Structuring is designed to provide an understanding of various financing and incentive programs available to economic development professionals, how to access them, and how to pull multiple programs together in order to close the deal.

February 5, 2014, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Registration $250
February 4, 2014 Welcome Reception
UGA Tifton Conference Center
15 RDC Road, Tifton

Contact Rob Gordon at 706.542.8427 or gordon@uga.edu.

Course Topics

Local Financing Options

Introduction to various local financing options, including the use of bonds to finance economic development projects and infrastructure.

State Financing Programs

Introduction to grants, loan programs, statutory incentives and state financing programs available for economic development.

Other Financing Sources and Incentives

Summary of nontraditional financing options and incentives for economic development including state discretionary and property tax incentives, state tax exemptions and federal tax credit programs.

Valuing the Financing Package and Incentives

Introduction to various methods used to value financing and incentive packages, including fiscal analysis and economic impact analysis.

Case Study

Participants work through one or more case studies to close a financial gap by putting together a deal structure and various financing and incentive programs to complete an incentive package.