Registration Opens:Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Registration Close: Monday, December 14th, 2020
Webinar Date: Dec 16th, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The food system is composed of a diverse range of activities – from agriculture and livestock, to restaurants and grocery stores, to food hubs and food incubation kitchens, and much more – and is a critical piece of the Texas economy. Communities are turning to local food systems for the opportunity to grow local economies by using local food businesses and projects to revitalize neighborhoods and spur economic development, improve public health, increase resiliency, address social issues, and celebrate local culture. Although financing food businesses has historically been perceived as a risky investment, there are billions of dollars being directed towards local food system development through tax credits, bonds, revolving loan funds, tax increment financing, and much more.
Join CDFA, in partnership with the Texas Economic Development Council, for the CDFA-TEDC Webinar: Financing Local Food Systems Development. This exclusive, 90 minute-long webinar will provide explore the variety of financing tools for local food systems development and best practices for investing in strong local food economies. Development finance experts from Texas (and beyond) will share details of various financing programs and project investments that have contributed to building a successful, local food system.
Hear from these Experts:
- Allison Rowland, Course Advisor, Manager, Research & Technical Assistance, Council of Development Finance Agencies
- Lance Gilliam, Partner, Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors LLP
- Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, City of Austin
All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event. Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.