LIHTC, OZ, TIF, NMTC, QCT, IRB, HTC, BIL, EPA RLF, ARPA, IIJA, CRA, SBA… the acronyms in community and economic development finance are seemingly endless. So make it easy, take a seat, and let our experts show you what it’s all about with a refresher on state and federal programs such as Opportunity Zones, Qualified Census Tracts, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and others. Through case studies based on actual projects, participants will learn eligibility requirements and where specific programs work best to advance economic development, housing, public facilities, and physical development projects.

Moderated by Jolena Presti, Managing Director, Baker Tilly US, LLP


  • Brad Elmer, CFA, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
  • Patrick Schloss, Economic Development Executive Director, City of West Allis
  • Que El-Amin, Principal, Scott Crawford, Inc.


Course Details:

  • WHAT: WEDA Academy Seminar - ABC, Easy as 1-2-3: Primer on Federal and State Economic Development Programs            
  • WHEN:  Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 1:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 
  • WHERE: Radisson Hotel - La Crosse, WI
  • REGISTRATION: Course fees - free for WEDA members; $29 for non-members. 

NOTE: A withdrawal penalty of $29 for non-members will be charged for cancellations made after September 14, 2022. Substitutions are accepted WITHOUT penalty. 

ABC, Easy as 1-2-3: Primer on Federal and State Economic Development Programs

  • September 28, 2022
  • Radisson Hotel La Crosse
    200 Second Street South, 200 Harborview Plaza
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
    United States