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Materials Posted: Bolstering Growth in Opportunity Zones: Leveraging Public and Private Resources Webinar Series

February 09, 2021 Print ShareThis

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Update: Materials for each webinar in the Bolstering Growth in Opportunity Zones Webinar Series are now posted at the links below.

The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and HUD hosted a webinar series for local economic development leaders and stakeholders in communities with designated Opportunity Zones (OZs).

This webinar series was intended to assist participants in developing their own action plan to support short- and long-term community objectives for potential investments in OZs. National and local experts provided illustrative examples, tips, and resources focused on:

  • Understanding local needs and the current environment
  • Aligning place-based assets and resources
  • Establishing policy tools and investments
  • Partnering with aligned organizations
  • Measuring social impact

Training Objectives

Participants gained a better understanding of:

  • How to use HUD’s OZ Toolkits Volume 1 and Volume 2 as guidance to help support the development of an action plan for their OZs to attract private and public capital
  • How OZ private incentives are bolstering economic development in communities
  • How OZ public incentives and funding have been leveraged and can be leveraged for local economic development
  • How to build local community engagement strategies to ensure equitable outcomes that meet the needs of both the community and its residents

Who Should Attend?

This webinar series was intended for local leaders in communities with federally designated OZs, including public officials, community development professionals, nonprofit organizations, civic leaders, and other local economic development stakeholders. Other individuals interested in OZs, including current and potential investors, were encouraged to attend.

Schedule and Registration

Webinar Date and Time Registration
Understand the Current Environment and Align Place-Based Assets December 3, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
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Establish Policy Tools and Incentives, Develop Partnerships, and Measure Impacts December 8, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
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Develop Your OZ Action Plan to Build or Strengthen Your Local OZ Ecosystem December 15, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM EST
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Training Point of Contact

Bolstering Growth in OZs Webinar Series Registrar |

Additional Information and Resources

Visit the Opportunity Zones page on for guidance and additional resources.

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