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EIG’s OZ Webinar Series: What You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones and Operating Businesses

On September 24th, the Economic Innovation Group hosted a webinar to share emerging efforts to support new and growing operating businesses in Opportunity Zones.  Presenters covered a host of topics; from structuring and managing Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs), to becoming a Qualified Opportunity Zone Business (QOZBs), to real-time insights on raising capital from Opportunity Zone…

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Minnesota’s Opportunity Zones Conference Puts People and Communities First

Last week, the Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative hosted more than 140 community and business leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors for Minnesota’s first-ever state-wide Opportunity Zones conference. Held in Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, the Be Inspired Summit was illustrative of the non-profit’s three-pronged approach to creating a state-wide Opportunity Zones ecosystem: education, collaboration, and community-focused…

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EIG Webinar on Erie, PA: A City Comes Together to Unlock its Potential

On August 27th, the Economic Innovation Group hosted a webinar with John Persinger, CEO of Erie Downtown Development Corporation. Persinger outlined Erie’s strategy for its eight Opportunity Zones (collectively the Flagship Opportunity Zone) and described how Opportunity Zones equity is being leveraged with additional capital to accelerate the city’s economic growth strategy. A recording of the webinar can be found here, with the…

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OZ Webinar Series: What You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones and Operating Businesses

In this installment of EIG’s Opportunity Zones webinar series, we are discussing the latest on Opportunity Zone investments in operating businesses. Since Treasury delivered its second set of proposed regulations in April, there has been a significant uptick in interest and activity to support new and growing operating businesses due...

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OZ Webinar Series: Erie, PA – A City Comes Together to Unlock its Potential  

Erie is the quintessential example of an American legacy city harnessing the power of Opportunity Zones to share its vision of transformation with the nation. Many cities throughout the Heartland are at an inflection point as they navigate transitioning economies, shrinking populations, and reduced budgets. While working to reinvest in...

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OZ Webinar Series: Strategies for Community-led Opportunity Zone Investments

Rural and tribal communities in Washington state are working with state officials and national organizations to identify local priorities in their Opportunity Zones and attract the investment needed to bring their vision to life. In this webinar, representatives from the Washington State Department of Commerce will discuss their approach to...

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