What is the role of foundations in Opportunity Zones?

  • November 14, 2018
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Colorado Rural Opportunity Zones: A Generational Opportunity for Rural Colorado
Funder Webinar
December 13, 2018 
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. 
The new federal tax law created “Opportunity Zones,” which will offer significant incentives for those who make long-term investments in rural and low-income urban areas. Colorado alone has 126 of these zones, with the majority located outside of the Front Range metro areas.
Join our Colorado Rural Funders Learning Network for a funder webinar to learn more about Opportunity Zones in rural areas of Colorado.
Paul Major, President and CEO, Telluride Foundation
Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

We’ll be discussing:

  1. What drove the Opportunity Zone legislation and how Colorado selected its zones;
  2. Rural investment opportunities in energy, businesses, real estate;
  3. How foundations can be involved by providing funding for local investment prospectuses and expert investment staff, supporting community engagement and organizing, and providing program-related and mission-related investments.