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Release Date

August 1, 2018

CDFA Announces Opportunity Zones Conference (September 5 - 6)

The Council of Development Finance Agencies has provided an advisory about the opening of registration for a September 5-6, 2018 conference in Washington, D.C.

With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones have emerged as a transformative federal economic development tool that could improve the outcomes of distressed communities around the country. Now that all Opportunity Zones have been designated and Opportunity Funds are beginning to form, CDFA and the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation have partnered together to educate both states and local agencies on how to effectively navigate Opportunity Zones and use this tax incentive to spur investment in low-income areas. CDFA is leading the industry with resources and information on Opportunity Zones, and we encourage you to visit our Opportunity Zones Resource Center to learn more.

Join us in Washington, DC on September 5-6 for a timely event on Opportunity Zones. CDFA and the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation are bringing together local communities, policy makers, and investors to discuss how to maximize the Opportunity Zones designations in low-income communities. National experts will be on hand for panel discussions, presentations, and workshops focused on how your community can take advantage of its Opportunity Zone designations, and how it can build strategies for identifying and working with Opportunity Fund investors.

Opportunity Zones: Maximizing Impact in Your Community will take place at Georgetown University at the Fisher Colloquium. Space is limited, and we encourage you to register today to secure your seat!

Registration and agenda:

Updated: August 31, 2018