Cincinnati's two premier nonprofit economic development organizations, 3CDC
and Cincinnati Development Fund
(CDF), have received federal New Market Tax Credits totaling more than $87 million, the Business Courier
reported June 15. The announcement comes a year after neither received them, a big disappointment that temporarily slowed their respective investment plans.
3CDC, through its Cincinnati New Markets Fund, was awarded $45 million and CDF $42.35 million.
"The tax credits help plug gaps in financing for difficult projects located in areas from which private developers shy away," the Business Courier
Upcoming 3CDC projects that might utilize the tax credits include housing and retail on Race Street
and additional food/drink options
in Over-the-Rhine as well as Memorial Hall, Music Hall
and Ziegler Park
renovations. Cincinnati Development Fund likely will invest in additional homeownership projects
and could free up additional funds for its new facilities and equipment loan program for nonprofits
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