Davis co-presented at the summit with Mark Elliott of the South Carolina Opportunity Fund, an entity with at least $200 million in investments poised for projects across the state. In attendance were more than 300 South Carolina investors, developers and business and civic leaders to discuss strategies to revitalize poor communities in the state. Davis was later quoted in The State newspaper, noting that, “Luring investors to poor, rural areas will require joint ventures and partnerships among neighboring counties to pool added local 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.