Networking Luncheon: Opportunity Zones – The New Stock Market for Economic Development

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January 30

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Marriott Cleveland East
26300 Harvard Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122

$25 Members
$30 Non-Members

Opportunity Zones – The new stock market for economic development

The City of Warrensville Heights and the Chamber of Commerce is assembling an expert panel to unpack the latest information about Opportunity Zones, considered to be most unique and potentially community-changing tax incentive of our times. Created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones offer significant tax incentives to propel investment in designated low-income communities -including right here in NEO.

Join us to learn:

  • Why Opportunity Zones are considered a game changer for NEO communities and developers
  • How Opportunity Zones can spur economic development in NEO
  • How Opportunity Zones are selected
  • How Opportunity Zones differ from existing federal tax incentives for Community Development
  • The benefits of investing in an Opportunity Zones
  • How Opportunity Fund investing works
  • What assets are eligible for investment
  • How to maximize Opportunity Zones in your community

Introduction by:

Ted Carter
Chief Economic Development & Business Officer, Cuyahoga County


Yvette M. Ittu
Vice President, Greater Cleveland Partnership
President, Cleveland Development Advisor

Panelists Include:

Michael J. Taylor
SVP and West Territory Executive, PNC Bank

Terence Coyne
Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank

Annette Stevenson, CPA
Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP

Kevin Alin
President, New Frontiers Development Group, LLC