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Event Date Wed Feb 24 EST - Thu Feb 25 EST (8 months ago)
Location Webinar
Region Americas

Bonds are the bedrock of development finance and are used to help build roads, bridges, sewers, city halls, hospitals, and thousands of public and private projects. For over a century, bonds have been spurring development and redevelopment and are a major driver for job creation and economic growth.

CDFA’s highly acclaimed Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government.

The Intro Bond Finance WebCourse addresses the basic requirements for issuing a bond, the rules and regulations that govern tax-exempt and taxable bonds, the major players involved in a bond transaction, and the roles and responsibilities of both public and private sector participants. Plus attendees will learn about the tax-exempt bond market, the ratings process, how to buy and sell bonds, and ongoing continuing disclosure.

This course is essential for public leaders, economic development professionals, financial experts, and anyone working to address local economic challenges. Learn how to bring economic growth to your community by utilizing the vast resources of the development bond finance industry.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss the difference between governmental and private activity bonds and when to use them
• Learn which projects qualify for financing using industrial development bonds, 501(c)(3) bonds, and other forms of private activity bonds
• Discover best practices employed by successful issuing authorities from across the country
• Gain a greater understanding of the various players involved in a bond transaction and why each of their roles is important
• Examine the bond transaction process from start to finish
• Review federal tax rules and filing requirements

Topics Covered:
• Governmental and Qualified Private Activity Bonds
• Small Issue and 501(c)(3) Bonds
• Internal Revenue Code Rules
• Roles of Bond Counsel, Underwriters, and Trustees
• Bond Ratings and Credit Analysis
• Structuring and Sizing Bond Issues
• How Bonds are Sold
• Ongoing Continuing Disclosure

Who Should Attend?
• Bond Issuers
• Economic Development Professionals
• Community Development Professionals
• Broker/Dealers and Underwriters
• Elected Officials
• Government and Nonprofit Finance Officers
• Attorneys
• Accountants
• Financial Advisors
• Policy Makers


2021 Speaker


Malcolm Guy
Coordinator of Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
• BNY Mellon
• Bricker & Eckler LLP
• Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
• Business Oregon
• CohnReznick
• FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
• Fifth Third Bank
• Frost Brown Todd, LLC
• Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
• Ice Miller LLP
• KeyBanc Capital Markets
• Kutak Rock LLP
• McGuireWoods
• MuniCap, Inc.
• NW Financial Group, LLC
• SB Friedman Development Advisors
• Stern Brothers
• Stifel Nicolaus
• U.S. Bank
• Wells Fargo Securities
• Z. The Bond Buyer