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1st Quarter Multifamily Debt Numbers

1st Quarter Multifamily Debt Numbers

The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $40.4 billion in the first quarter of 2015, as all four major investor groups increased their holdings, according to a release from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The new 1st quarter numbers represent a 1.5 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. Total Read more
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What is the EB-5 Program?  New Investors Need Your Projects!

What is the EB-5 Program? New Investors Need Your Projects!

Are you looking for ways to find new investors for your project?  What if you could provide something better than a return.  If you have ever been to a GDF seminar, then you know that the three major components to any funding deal are: 1.  Job Creation 2. Provides Economic Development Activities 3.  Shovel Ready [...] Read more
Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

Treasury Announces $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credit Awards to Spur Economic Growth Nationwide

WASHINGTON: In a long awaited announcement several months late, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced more than $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit awards aimed at stimulating investment and economic growth in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities nationwide. A Read more
USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

USDA Announces New Private Funds to Make Investments in Rural America

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Agriculture announced the launch of two new private funds, known as Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. This announcement is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to Read more
SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that for the second year, the SBA is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $4 million. The application period is from April 10-June 1 and Read more
HUD TO CONNECT LOW-INCOME WORKERS WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES NATIONWIDE

HUD TO CONNECT LOW-INCOME WORKERS WITH JOB OPPORTUNITIES NATIONWIDE

WASHINGTON– U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced new changes to strengthen a federal program called “Section 3” that directs jobs and training to low-income workers and connects businesses that hire them with HUD-funded contracting opportunities.  The initiative would increase Read more
SBA Launches Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives

SBA Launches Business Challenge for Innovations That Empower Women’s Lives

Washington, DC- Addressing the needs of women and the role they play in America’s  economy, the U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a nationwide competition for entrepreneurs who are developing products and services that will enhance the lives of women and their families. “The landscape of the U.S. economy has evolved drastically Read more
Why Businesses Should Borrow Using Credit Cards

Why Businesses Should Borrow Using Credit Cards

By:  Ari Page I never advocate that anyone borrow just to borrow. But if you need capital to make payroll or invest in something that you know will reap a short-term profit, then you need access to capital. In the past few years, even though money has been tight, there have always been options. Banks [...] Read more
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REAP Program Reduces Energy Costs for Small Businesses

REAP Program Reduces Energy Costs for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy Read more
Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

Impact Investment Fund Grows Threefold

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Impact Investment Fund of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program has tripled in the last 12 months. “Capital investment in some sectors, geographies and industries is still lower than you would expect and like. Through the Impact Investment Fund, Read more
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