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Special Assessments for Economic Development Projects

October 29, 2013

Tonald Drump, a national real estate tycoon, is interested in developing an area in Frugal Village, NC. His proposal includes mixed-use residential and commercial development, located just outside the village’s downtown. Drump is an experienced developer and knows that adequate public infrastructure … Read more

Financing Capital Projects—Part II: Special Levies

January 29, 2013

Blight City has fallen on hard times. Its population has declined significantly since the 1990s, due in large part to the shuttering of two large manufacturing plants. Emblematic of the city’s decline is its central downtown area. Once a vibrant community center, it is now comprised mainly of run-do … Read more

Local Government Debt Financing Primer: Enhanced Security for Project Development Financings

November 29, 2011

Kara Millonzi is a School of Government faculty member. Blight City is looking to revitalize a portion of its downtown. Over the past ten years the area has fallen into disarray and contains many abandoned, dilapidated buildings. Working with a couple of local developers, the city has developed plan … Read more