Development Finance Training and Consulting Inc.

Development Finance Training and Consulting Inc. | p: 207 669 4257 | f: 516 539 3550 |

“Development Finance Training and Consulting has provided training and workshop services to the Texas Economic Development Council and other economic development organizations in Texas for the last ten years. DFTC’s workshops have been a valuable component of our educational program efforts. The evaluations that we have received from our members about DFTC’s training programs have always been excellent. We look forward to a long and continued partnership with DFTC in the future.”
Carleton Schwab
Executive Director
Texas Economic Development Council

“We have used DFTC as a faculty member of the Center for Financial Training Western States (CFTWS) for over 7 years. Its staff has taught a variety of lending-related programs for the organization, and has consistently received excellent evaluations from our attendees. DFTC continues to be among CFTWS’ most well respected instructors, as a result of the knowledge and expertise it brings to our training.”
Christine Bumgardner
President & CEO

“Thanks to DFTC for all you do helping us with our training needs in Tennessee. Your insight and knowledge not only helps our membership better understand their functions and roles within their organizations, but this ultimately leads them to be able to better serve their customers and communities. A big "Thank You"! I look forward to working with you again.”

Debbie Brickles
Vice President
Director of Training and Development Tennessee Bankers Association

“In February of 2009, DFTC came to the great state of Nebraska to provide Business Credit Analysis training for the Department of Economic Development’s Business Development staff. Attendees ran the gamut from those with more financial background experience to relatively green, newly hired staff with little such background. In spite of the differences in knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, the presenter was able to keep the attention of participants. This was done while making the material more easily understandable for those who struggled. Having personally attended other trainings on this subject, I would recommend DFTC as a trainer of choice. They’ve proven that they can be flexible in customizing programs to the needs of specific clients which translates into better and more cost effective training.

At the conclusion of the training, the attendees were unanimous in recommending that DFTC would be a good fit to offer the Business Credit Analysis training to community economic developers across the state.”
Linda Black
Business Development Division
Nebraska Department of Economic Development

“Development Finance Training and Consulting (DFTC) has been providing professional credit analysis and other training programs for our company for over 15 years. DFTC staff’s knowledge, expertise and experience in business and personal credit analysis, structuring commercial loan packages, small business lending, and other topics continually impress our clients. Our financial services lenders, credit analysts and branch managers keep coming back for more of DFTC’s training programs.”
Tanya Kolonoski
Executive Director
Northern New England Center for Financial Training

"Development Finance Training and Consulting's (DFTC) services to the Greater Portland Council of Government (GPCOG) have been a real asset for the last eight years. As a small business loan provider, we needed expertise in analyzing loan requests and structuring loan packages for GPCOG's Revolving Loan Fund. DFTC has provided GPCOG with that expertise and has been successful in interacting with traditional lenders in the Southern Maine area as well as private non-profit providers of capital. Additionally, DFTC has shown real communications skills in presenting information to and interacting with our Loan Committee, which includes a diverse cross-section of individuals representing business and community interests in our service area. I would highly recommend DFTC's consulting services to other organizations whose economic development mission includes the management of revolving loan funds."
Neal Allen
Executive Director

Economic Development

Since its inception, Development Finance Training and Consulting (DFTC) has worked with lenders from the public and private non-profit sectors who wish to enhance their finance knowledge and improve the performance of their loan programs. We have partnered with a number of nationally recognized economic development organizations to offer high quality training and other services. These organizations include the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), the Neighborworks Training Institute, the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA), and the US Department of Agriculture's Office of Rural Development. At DFTC, we will consistently work with you so you can be more successful in servicing your clients and their needs.

DFTC provides a number of specific services, including:

  • Training in Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Management and Underwriting techniques

  • Management of RLF's on an interim basis

  • Onsite review of RLF portfolios for prudent underwriting and compliance

    with EDA, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rural Development), and other Federal and State funding sources

  • Development of RLF Policy and Procedures Manuals

Below is additional information that describes each of DFTC's economic development finance services in more depth.

Recent Economic Development Client Listing

  • National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

  • USDA Office of Rural Development Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Maine and North Carolina

  • Greater Portland Council of Governments

  • City of Portland, Maine Downtown Portland Corporation

  • Nebraska Department of Economic Development

  • Nebraska Economic Developers Association

  • Association of Iowa Councils of Governments

  • Texas Economic Development Council

  • Alabama Association of Regional Development Agencies

  • Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA)

  • Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

  • Four Directions Development Corporation

  • The High Ground of Texas

DFTC has earned the reputation of being a leader in training and consulting services. Our primary customers are community lenders in the banking, credit union, and economic development sectors.

With our extensive experience in the financial services industry, DFTC knows what it takes to effectively develop and increase financial management skills. The real world experience of DFTC's financial experts provides an unsurpassed learning opportunity. With experience as commercial lenders, entrepreneurial business owners and business consultants, our perspective brings each subject matter alive by using real-life examples. Our teaching style also creates a relaxed environment that fosters interactive participation and empowers students to take control of their own learning.

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