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Seizing the Opportunity: Considerations to Make When Investing in Opportunity Zones

Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am • Organized By Kansas City Business Journal
4740 Grand Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112


New regulations for Opportunity Zone investment are here. The Opportunity Zone tax incentive was created as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage investment in struggling communities. New rules for the incentive, provided by the U.S. Treasury Department, strike a balance between the interests of potential investors and the interests of the economically distressed communities the program was created to serve. 

Join the Kansas City Business Journal on May 14th for a panel discussion that will touch on what investors, developers and business operators need to know when investing in Opportunity Zones. The panelists will discuss the opportunities and hazards associated with Opportunity Zones, as well as what the newest round of guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury means. 


 Larry Jacob

Larry Jacob
Vice President of Public Affairs, Kauffman Foundation

*More panelists will be announced soon 
Joseph Bredehoft
Joseph Bredehoft
Partner, Husch Blackwell

Dianne Cleaver
Dianne Cleaver
President & CEO, Urban Neighborhood Initiative

Brannan Riffel
Brannan Riffel
Senior Director, Commercial Real Estate, First National Bank



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