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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 supporting Opportunity Zone communities, and the National Development Council (NDC) will share how they have engaged with local leaders to empower community-led Opportunity Zones strategies. We will then hear from the Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone and the North Star Opportunity Zone, both of which have been working with NDC and state officials on their strategies to elevate investment opportunities that are aligned with their priorities, which include bolstering resiliency and self-sufficiency.

Join EIG on Tuesday, June 25th at 2:00 p.m. ET for this webinar.

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Event Speakers

Ernie Rasmussen

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, North Star Opportunity Zone

Julie Knott

Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone

Melissa LaFayette

National Development Council

Sarah Lee

Washington State Department of Commerce

Sharayah Lane

Washington State Department of Commerce

Event Moderators

Rachel Reilly

Economic Innovation Group

Catherine Lyons

Economic Innovation Group