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Opportunity Zone Training: Session One

Session One: Understanding Opportunity Zones

A session for Local Economic Development Organizations with Ashley Tison, Co-Founder of

October 22nd, 2020 8:30am-12:00pm via Zoom | Register Here
This session will empower Economic Development Organizations to answer questions their constituents may have about Opportunity Zones.  
  • Developing a Community Prospectus
  • Guidance for market outreach for all of the regional QOZs
  • Market research/demand assessment
  • Structuring of the deal and financing
  • Identify prospective project developers and business operators
  • Outreach to market finance and OZ investors
  • Learn how to leverage the OZ Program with other programs such as New Market Tax Credits and Historical Tax Credits
  • Role non-profits can play in QOZ Developments and QOZBs

Questions about this session should be sent to Jim Spencer at