Opportunity Zones: Advancing Infrastructure and Community Resilience on a National Scale

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In late 2018 and early 2019, billions of dollars will be flowing into the new tax-advantaged Qualified Opportunity Funds authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. These funds will be seeking out investment opportunities in the 8,761 Opportunity Zones nationwide that have been designated by governors in all 50 states, and approved by U.S. Treasury in June 2018. The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University is leading a university-wide interdisciplinary effort to advance resilience-related solutions that contribute to the security, sustainability, health and well-being of societies. GRI is partnering with CapZone Impact Investments, LLC on creating best practices for guiding investors on how to embed resilience into projects financed within OpZones.

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Dr. Phil Anderson
Director for Research / Chief Innovation Officer
p.anderson@northeastern.edu
703.772.0132

Angie Valencia
Assistant Director for External Affairs
a.valencia@northeastern.edu
857.407.8062

National Summit


January 24-25, 2019 | Opportunity Zones: Advancing Infrastructure and Community Resilience on a National Scale | Boston, MA

The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University and Social Finance US are collaborating on organizing the first major summit to inform how the OpZone program should be leveraged to advance a national-scale effort to improve community and infrastructure resilience. The invited participants are a distinguished group of major investors; executives from top engineering, insurance and legal firms; federal, state and local officials; and senior managers of foundations and social equity funds.

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