Getting in the Zone: Helping Entrepreneurs Tap into Opportunity Zones to Build Jobs & Community
Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion
How can CDFI small business lenders and those who serve LMI businesses, collaborate with investors, financial advisors, community advocacy groups and governments to capitalize on the Opportunity Zones provision in the 2017 Tax Bill to put more dollars into the hands of underserved entrepreneurs? With an estimated $6 trillion in play, learn how to receive investment capital from the Opportunity Funds – including who's developing the funds and how will ROI be measured. Walk away with an understanding of how underserved communities can get their voices heard and ensure the Zones reach their potential to create lasting and meaningful change.
#entrepreneurship, LMI, Opportunity Zones, small business, Underserved
Jeremy Keele, CEO & President, Sorenson Impact Center Rachel Reilly, Director of Impact Investing, Enterprise Community Loan Fund Jeff Kraft, Director of Business Funding and Incentives, OEDIT, State of Colorado Maria Dayton, Singularity, GLO, United Nations SDG Group TBD, Representative Economic Innovation Group (Confirmed by CEO Steve Glickman)