A bipartisan provision in the federal tax reform bill created a new tax incentive to reinvest capital gains in projects located within distressed communities called Opportunity Zones. Already more than $18 billion has been committed in Opportunity Funds investing in real estate, affordable housing, renewable energy, charter school facilities, and technology startups. This session will explore how to leverage this new financing vehicle to catalyze new education and workforce development models.
Moderator: John Bailey, Fellow, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & Visiting fellow at AEI
Panelists/Participants: Elizabeth Garlow, Impact Officer, Lumina; Eva Rainer-Schweitzer, director of health finance, Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC); Emily Wattman Turner, COO, Kenzie Academy