Opportunity Zones

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created new tax incentives for investments made in Opportunity Zones to spur economic development and job creation by encouraging long-term investment in low-income communities nationwide. Opportunity Zones are census tracts that were determined by state executives to be the most in need of private investment. The Opportunity Zone designation encourages investment by granting investors extensive federal tax advantages for using their capital to finance new projects and enterprises located within the Opportunity Zones.

Please join our diverse group of experts from the investment, research, and philanthropic sectors for the PD&R Quarterly/Stakeholder HUDdle event either in person at HUD headquarters or via webcast on June 20, 2019. Take part in the conversation on how to maximize beneficial impacts of public and private investments in Opportunity Zones and ensure that existing residents, businesses, and community organizations benefit from the expected influx of investment.


  • Erika Poethig, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Urban Institute, Moderator
  • Frank Dickson, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Michael Kressig, Partner, St. Louis office of Novogradac
  • Rachel Reilly, Director of Impact Strategy, Economic Innovation Group
  • Fran Seegull, Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance
  • Robert Stoker, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University

Additional Information

Thursday, June 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
HUD Headquarters
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410

The Registration is closed.

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Opportunity Zones

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