Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

Alternatives for Municipal Financing for Community Dams

There are over 3200 dams in North Carolina, and many of these are owned and maintained by smaller entities that may not have the resources to take care of the dams the way they need to be taken care of. And so after time, an inspection may show that the dam needs...
SO WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT “GREEN BONDS”?

SO WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT “GREEN BONDS”?

Most folks want to do what’s best for the environment (whatever they think that might be), and many companies and local governments want to be known for doing good things for the environment.  To tap into those environmental sensibilities, we have seen the emergence...
What can I do with left over installment loan proceeds?

What can I do with left over installment loan proceeds?

We find more and more that our clients have money left over from installment financings when the project is done. Perhaps the project ended up costing less than expected, perhaps an unexpected grant came through, or perhaps contingency funds weren’t needed. The...
Financing alternatives for parking facilities

Financing alternatives for parking facilities

As more communities work to make lively downtowns, more are facing the question of: “Where are we going to put the cars?” Whether there’s a need to move parking areas off valuable redevelopment sites, a desire to put more parking near key commercial areas, or just a...
How can we provide capital funding for our local nonprofits?

How can we provide capital funding for our local nonprofits?

Many North Carolina local governments wrestle with how to fund those valued local nonprofits that are effectively doing good work in the community. There are a variety of approaches for annually funding operating expenses, but occasionally the question arises of how...
To Revitalize Main Street, Look Beyond Nostalgia

To Revitalize Main Street, Look Beyond Nostalgia

Some say that Main Street won’t ever really be the same again. Or will it? To successfully revitalize Main Street, we have to look beyond the storefronts and brands that once defined it. We have to accept Main Street for what it was – a community center. We must...