Tools for Urban Economic Development: EIFDs Explained

7:30 a.m. | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

In the wake of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies around California, developers and others have searched for creative ways to finance affordable housing and other economic development investments. Join SPUR for a deeper look at Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFDs) and learn how this tool could shape private and public investments in Oakland and elsewhere. We will hear from Joshua Simon, Executive Director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), who stitched together the patchwork quilt of financing mechanisms that made it possible to develop the renowned Swan’s Market block in downtown Oakland.



SPUR Oakland
​1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

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This event is for Business Members only.

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