“Opportunity Zones continue to provide unmatched economic opportunities across the United States, especially to revitalize the economy and distressed communities post-Covid 19,” said Ali Jahangiri, CEO of OpportunityZone.com.
IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) June 15, 2020
Scott Turner, executive director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, and Howard W. Buffett, grandson of Warren Buffett with service from both the White House and the Department of Defense, are keynote speakers at the Virtual Opportunity Zone Expo on June 24-25.
The keynotes are powerful advocates of economic development and social impact investing, which are among the main goals of the Opportunity Zone program. In addition to heading up President Trump’s council, Turner is a former NFL star and Texas state legislator. Buffett is a co-founder of Global Impact, served as a policy advisor under President Obama, oversaw economic stabilization and redevelopment programs for the Department of Defense, and is co-author of “Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships.”
The online expo follows the success of the company's sold-out conference series and is set to again be the nation’s largest event in the Opportunity Zone (OZ) investment industry. Hundreds of industry professionals will log in to a virtual conference world to network and learn from educational panels, including fund managers, attorneys, real estate developers, tax specialists, investment banks, potential investors and government officials.
About 50 distinguished speakers will discuss what impact IRS’ legislation changes will have on the OZ incentive during Covid-19 and how OZs can stimulate the market after the pandemic, what role social impact investing can play in revitalizing communities and how public and private partnerships can benefit community-driven investment.
The event will also reveal the winners of the prestigious insider listing of who's who in the industry as Opportunity Zone Magazine recognizes the Top 25 OZ Influencers. This annual tribute will honor the industry’s most influential and leading professionals in various categories.
“Opportunity Zones continue to provide unmatched economic opportunities across the United States, especially to revitalize the economy and distressed communities post-Covid 19,” said Ali Jahangiri, CEO of OpportunityZone.com. “By providing tax incentives, Opportunity Zones are benefiting both investors, funds and thousands of residents in local communities that will reap the benefits of revitalization, business investment and jobs. The zones are a win-win for everyone involved, and our virtual expo brings the key players in the industry together to make it happen.”
Headquartered in California, the Opportunity Zone Magazine and OpportunityZone.com mentor industry leaders about beneficial tax incentives through the Opportunity Zone community development program established by Congress under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Specifically created within the act are Opportunity Zones, which are low-income communities that are attractive for investment because they offer tax incentives to investors. There are 8,700 zones in all 50 U.S. states, five territories and Washington, D.C.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.opportunityzone.com
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Marie Ekberg Padilla
Editor in Chief
Opportunity Zone Magazine