Ballard to Speak at State-sponsored Opportunity Zone Conference, November 27

Mike Ballard, CEO of Ballard Consulting and a Managing Director in Sixty West Funds, is speaking at an Opportunity Zone Conference on Tuesday, November 27, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the City of Las Vegas Council Chambers, 495 South Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.  Mike’s session is called “The TANK — Hear from Opportunity Zone Funds.”  In this moderated interactive session Mike and other Opportunity Zone Fund representatives will present their philosophy and have a chance to review qualified local projects.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created the much talked about Opportunity Zones, a new tax incentive designed to drive long-term equity capital to low-income communities nationwide. What does it mean for communities in Nevada?

Join national experts and Nevada-based economic development professionals, community-based organizations, investors, developers, philanthropy, public sector partners, and other regional stakeholders to discuss the following questions (and more):

  • What do we know about Opportunity Zones and how they will work?
  • What types of investments will be feasible through Opportunity Funds?
  • How can local and state partners prepare for and engage with this new tool?
  • What roles can different sectors play to ensure that low-income communities benefit from and participate in the economic growth and development generated by Opportunity Zones and Funds?

This event is organized or sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Sixty West Funds and the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry.

To register, click here.

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