MNOppCo Be Inspired Summit
September 18 • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative is a partnership that seeks to inspire investment in designated Opportunit Zones. The Collaborative brings together developers, investors, businesses, and community development entities to host a statewide project and site directory, hold educational events, and share best practices on a regular basis.
The Be Inspired Summit will include speakers from the Economic Innovation Group, national LISC, and Community Venture Network, followed by a panel featuring community and economic development professionals, and regional partners. An interactive session will allow attendees to work through operating business and real estate development case studies, complete with input from a range of experts in accounting, finance, legal, and community advocacy to understand how to put the incentive to work. The finalists in the Minnesota Opportunity Zone Challenge will pitch their projects and judges will announce the winners at the end of the formal program. The summit will conclude with a reception and social hour.
The Summit’s keynote speaker, Rachel Reilly of Economic Innovation Group (EIG), will share a national perspective on opportunity zones. Rachel serves as EIG’s Director of Impact Strategy and leads the organization’s work to support communities, policymakers and investors in their efforts to catalyze sustainable economic growth across the country through Opportunity Zones and other forward-thinking initiatives.