The results of real-time polling of participants at the Capital Region Opportunity Zones Forum, on February 1, 2019, are included in this document. The Forum gathered key leaders including investors and advisors, project developers and businesses, community organizations, and local jurisdictions, as we work together to build stronger and more equitable communities. All material presented at the Forum is included in this document.
The Forum was created in partnership between Valley Vision, Councilmember Eric Guerra (Sacramento District 6), the Federal Reserve Bank, the City of Sacramento, and Power Inn Alliance, and provided information about Opportunity Zones (OZ), including insight into what’s eligible for OZ investments as well as OZ implementation issues. Newly-created and quickly-developing, Opportunity Zones will benefit the Capital Region by motivating increased investments of “patient capital” into our underserved communities. Opportunity Zones have been enacted at the federal level, designated by each state’s Governor, and are being defined by federal agencies at the same time as investors are beginning to direct funds into emerging OZ funds.