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Tax-Exempt Financing for a New England Town

Public Works Equipment Attained with Municipal Lease The constant need to replace and upgrade large equipment such as snow plows, school buses and fire engines ...
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Mark Skochdopole Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to Mark Skochdopole for his 20th anniversary with our team! Skochdopole is Vice President and Credit Underwriter for Baystone Government Finance, responsible for underwriting ...
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An Essential Decision for State and Local Governments: New vs. Used Equipment

State, local and tribal governments rely on a variety of equipment to deliver essential public services. So do fire districts and other government-related non-profit entities. ...
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Master Lease Programs for Government Can Streamline Equipment Financing

What are the benefits of master lease programs? State, local and tribal government officials sometimes ask this question when funding essential equipment and real property ...
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Vendor Payable Accounts are Helping Municipalities Manage Rising Equipment Prices and Delays

We last wrote about the benefits of vendor payable accounts (VPAs) for state, local and tribal government organizations in 2021. Inflation was top of mind ...
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Financing Essential Equipment for Communities of All Sizes

Acquiring the equipment needed to provide public services can be a challenge for any locality, given budget constraints and regulatory requirements. That’s why many state, ...
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Partnership with NEIF Advances Energy-Efficient Projects

In a world economy focused on fighting climate change, the need for energy-efficient homes and buildings is crystal clear. Supporting that mission is the National ...
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Tax-Exempt Municipal Leases Fund Urgent Needs For a New School Year

Our Baystone team has been busy this summer helping schools across the nation finance mission-critical equipment and vehicles they need cost-effectively. We’re seeing strong, continuing demand for ...
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Locking in Rates Today to Offset Rising Costs in Municipal Finance

Inflation and supply chain disruption were top of mind at our booth and other networking venues during the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA) Funding ...
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