Available dates

Dec 10—11, 2019
2 days
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
USD 360
USD 180 per day


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About the course

A survey of local government financing tools for community and economic development

What tools are available to local governments to help stimulate private investment for development and revitalize Main Street? North Carolina communities can select from a wide array of financing tools in their efforts to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets. In order to select the right approach for your development project, it helps to understand the options. Participants in this course will learn the basics of development finance tools used by North Carolina local governments to achieve their community and economic development goals.

Course Topics:

  • Federal financing programs and tax credit financing
  • Local government capital financing
  • Tax increment financing (TIF) and synthetic TIF
  • Business improvement districts
  • Attracting private investment to Main Street
  • Public-Private Partnerships for Redevelopment
  • Pre-course workshop: Fundamentals of Developer Real Estate Financing

The pre-course workshop is included in the registration fee. The workshop content lays the foundation for the rest of the course, so attendance is strongly encouraged.

Who should attend

Elected officials; city and county managers, assistant managers, and clerks; and community and economic development professionals seeking a greater understanding of the development finance options available to North Carolina local governments.

Trust the experts

Tyler Mulligan

Tyler Mulligan joined the School of Government in 2007, where he counsels state and local government officials and their partner organizations regarding development finance, community economic development, and revitalization efforts. Mulligan launched the School's Development Finance Initiative, ...


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