Our next webinar, Understanding your Opportunity Zones, will take place on Tuesday, June 26th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Next week, join LOCUS, the Economic Innovation Group, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for a comprehensive discussion of the new federal Opportunity Zones program. Launched by last December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new tax program encourages long-term private capital investment in America’s low-income urban and rural communities.
The webinar will provide participants with the knowledge and resources needed to guide equitable economic and community development outcomes in America’s lowest-income census tracts. Discussion topics will include:
- The economic context for the Opportunity Zones program,
- Program guidelines and implementation,
- Opportunity Fund creation, operation, and management,
- Best policies and practices for cities, philanthropies, advocates, and the private sector to think about now.
Understanding your Opportunity Zones will feature a talented panel of speakers with close knowledge of the Opportunity Zones program. They are:
Christopher Coes / Director, LOCUS
Kenan Fikri / Director of Research, Economic Innovation Group
Gary Heidel / Chief Housing Investment Officer, MSHDA
If there are any questions or topics you would like addressed by this presentation, please direct them to LOCUS at [email protected].
This webinar is being presented in partnership with Smart Growth America’s First & Main coalition of local elected officials united behind a blueprint for prosperity in America’s rural, small, and mid-sized communities.
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