Passed as a part of the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts, Opportunity Zones were created to drive private investment into state’s most distressed and poverty ridden areas. All of Alabama’s 67 counties have one or more designated Opportunity Zones areas that enable investors to benefit from reduced or deferred capital gain taxes when investing in a qualified fund.
Auburn’s Government and Economic Development Institute (GEDI) is partnering with Sponsors HSBC, Regions Bank and Sadis & Goldberg, along with Acumen Capital Group and Opportunity Alabama to present a one-day forum designed to help participants learn how to better position their communities for development and investment.
“To better position your community to attract capital and to understand all the players involved and how they interact, we invite you to join leaders from across Alabama at the state’s first Opportunity Zone Forum,” said David Mixson, Associate Director of GEDI.
The Opportunity Zone Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center located at 241 S. College St. in Auburn, AL. National experts and regional thought leaders will help attendees take away practical insights to help their region benefit from this latest economic and community development tool. Registration is only $75 before April 15th and $95 after that date.
For more information and to register online, visit www.aub.ie/opportunityzone.