Events

OZ Webinar Series: Anchor Institutions as Opportunity Zones Early Adopters and Agents for Change

Large institutions like universities, hospitals, major employers, and faith-based organizations can have an outsized impact on the prosperity of their local communities and residents. Once established, they tend to remain in the same location for decades, and are thus often referred to as “anchor institutions.” Many wield tremendous social and...

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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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2019 Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit: Investing for Impact

Newark Museum

About The Event Unlocking Potential for Investors & Communities The inaugural Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit: Investing for Impact will convene visionary investors and leaders in government, finance, real estate, economic development, and philanthropy to explore and accelerate the implementation of OZ best practices and strategies to unlock transformative economic potential...

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The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy

Capital Hilton

Event Overview The 8th Annual Summit on the Economy, organized by the Governor’s Woods Foundation and the Economic Innovation Group, assembled a diverse array of economic thinkers, innovators, policymakers, technologists, business leaders, and media commentators who wrestled through the questions of how to best understand and tackle the vast challenges...

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2018 Rise of The Rest Road Trip

Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour has traveled 8,000 miles to 33 cities and invested in local startups across the country. EIG was excited to join the 7th edition of this road trip series, ROTR’s spring 2018 tour, will traverse the Southeastern United States, making stops in Dallas,...

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2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

From April 30 to May 2, 2018, EIG joined leaders from across the microbusiness and microfinance industry for the 2018 AEO National Microbusiness Conference: Moving Main Street Forward. More than 600 executives, decision-makers, microfinance practitioners, advocates, policymakers, small business advisors, educators, funders, investors, fintech influentials and entrepreneurs from across the...

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VentureBeat BLUEPRINT 2018

Nevada Museum of Art

Tech companies on the coasts are finding it more difficult to attract and retain talent due to rising costs and quality of life impacts. Meanwhile, America’s fly over states are seeing an incredible tech resurgence and could offer up a solution to traditional tech centers looking for an HQ2 expansion....

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NaCo 2018 Legislative Conference

Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, held annually in Washington, D.C., brings together over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. The 2018 Legislative Conference was a can’t-miss event, serving to elevate the county voice at the national...

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CDFA Opportunity Zones State Strategy Meeting

Economic Innovation Group

The 2018 CDFA Opportunity Zones State Strategy Meeting convened investors, economic development officials, academics and researchers for a day of in-depth conversation about the new federal Opportunity Zones program. Sessions were held on technical guidance for choosing, designating and implementing zones, how investors view opportunity zones, and driving impact investing to...

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Sorenson Impact 2018 Winter Innovation Summit

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. The 2018 Summit brought together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. EIG joined this exciting cadre of thinkers to explore the latest breakthroughs in social...

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