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2012-04-19 / Community News

Learn How to Put State Funding Mechanisms to Work in Your Community

Register for TLI Workshop 5101: Land Development Financing; Tax Increment Financing to learn how to revitalize certain geographic zones in your community; use new tax dollars to improve infrastructure; and encourage affordable housing. The next Land Development Workshop is scheduled from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on May 23 at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 Orange St, Giddings, TX 78942.

This TLI Workshop, hosted by Giddings Economic Development Corporation, is great training for Elected Officials, City & County Planners, City Developers, Economic Development Managers, Main Street Professionals, City Managers, County Judges, City Attorneys and Public Works Directors.

“Cities & Counties in Texas are experiencing change, growth and competition. This has brought about many opportunities for economic development, comprehensive planning and better planning for public infrastructure such as water, sewer, drainage, streets, parks, trails and other improvements that benefit the public,” said Dr. Greg Clary, TCRE Chairman.

The State of Texas created funding mechanisms, through legislation for economic development purposes, which have allowed cities to remain competitive,” continued Clary.

This workshop will provide insight into putting State funding mechanisms to work in your community. Participants will learn how to revitalize certain geographic zones within their city limits; encourage affordable and market rate housing developments; encourage new development and redevelopment; focus on new tax dollars to improve public infrastructure; and remain competitive with other cities and counties in and outside of Texas.

Your instructor Parke Patterson, is a developer, economic development consultant, city planner, and land development financing consultant with twentysix years of experience in Texas, California, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and the Caribbean. He has been recognized by the American Institute of Certified City Planners.

Your instructor, Jeanne H. McDonald, President of the firm of Jeanne H. McDonald P.C., is a graduate of Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her practice concentrates on public finance ( the financing of public infrastructure) with an emphasis on special district financing and economic development incentives. She has practiced in the public finance field since 1984.

The $ 129 registration fee includes refreshments, lunch and workshop materials. Please refer to < http:// www.texasleadership.org> http:// www.texasleadership.org for more information, to receive future announcements about TLI workshops and to link to the https:// uze86461.infusionsoft.com/cart/ store. jsp TCRE store for registration.

The Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (TCRE) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation creating and growing businesses by connecting entrepreneurs and their communities with the capital, management and leadership resources they need to be successful. The Texas Leadership Institute is a program of TCRE.

For information on TLI workshops contact: Joanne Weik, Coordinator joanne.tcre@yahoo.com 325-205-2175

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