What is the role of foundations in Opportunity Zones?

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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.
Presenters:
Paul Major, President and CEO, Telluride Foundation
Stephanie Copeland, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
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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.