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Opportunity Fund Stakeholder Meeting: A Discussion of Federal Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Fund Stakeholder Meeting: A Discussion of Federal Opportunity Zones

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Led up by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Economic Development, the Opportunity Fund Stakeholder Meeting convened county and city officials, investors, developers and others interested in Opportunity Zones in Georgia. Davis was invited to speak on the Investors: Who Are They and How Can You Engage Them? panel with fellow investors alongside a representative from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The event placed a focus on how attendees could creatively leverage the tax credits and incentives in the state of Georgia as well as how to craft appealing pitches to investors through a prospectus. As a panelist, Davis spoke to the importance of public-private partnerships and how municipalities can get a head start in reaching out to investors by creating tax increment financing (TIF) districts and implementing other incentives. About Opportunity Zones
Qualified Opportunity Zones are geared to ignite economic growth by increasing the scale of investments going to underserved areas in almost 9,000 designated areas in North America and Puerto Rico. The OZ Program represents one of the most significant policy enactments regarding fostering private investments in low income communities.

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