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31/10/19 @ – America/New York Timezone
The Power Center at Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave
PA 15282

Are you a Community Leader located in a Pittsburgh OZ?

OZAA is hosting a Pittsburgh Opportunity Zone (OZ) conference on November 1, 2019. In an effort to build awareness throughout the community, OZAA is hosting an informational community workshop the day before to ensure Pittsburgh communities are up to speed on OZs. Take advantage of our local leaders and industry experts. Learn about OZs, what they are, what they mean for the community, and how YOU can take advantage of them. This session will help you or your organization identify challenges in our community and assets critical to developing deals.

Not sure if you represent an OZ? Check out the OZAA map of Opportunity Zones.

NOTE: This registration is for the Workshop on October 31. For the day-long conference, register here.

What Are Opportunity Zones?

Opportunity zones can bring economic revitalization to distressed communities across the country. The 2017 Tax Cuts an Jobs Act prompted state governments to designate their opportunity zones. Once those designations were approved by federal government, investors nationwide could begin leveraging the portions of Tax Cut and Jobs Act that encourage significant investment in any opportunity zone.

The Opportunity Zone Program can become one of the nation’s greatest economic development tools–incentivizing and facilitating meaningful investments in communities that need it most. The establishment of new businesses stimulates community growth and health, particularly when local stakeholders get involved.

Developers, investors, government representatives, and community advocates play a key role in identifying strategic plans for developing these opportunity zones. As a result, the community flourishes and grows in a more deliberate, coordinated way.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact us for more information.

Proposed Agenda

Proposed Agenda

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am
Welcome & Opening Speaker

  • Kyle Walker, Agora ALT X & OZAA Board Chairman

9:00 – 10:30 am

  • Presenter: David Weber, Policy Analyst, Public Housing Authorities
  • Presenter: Scott Shalett, Strategic Growth and Civic Engagement,  Launch Pad, Founder, OZ.Guide

10:30 – 10:45 am

  • Presenter: Aaron Grau, Executive Director, OZAA

11:45  – noon
Closing Comments

  • Kyle Walker, Agora ALT X & OZAA Board Chairman


*DISCLAIMER: Some items subject to change. Check back for updates.


Thank You OZAA Roadshow Sponsors:


Have questions about Pittsburgh’s Opportunity Zone Catalyst Event? Contact Aaron Grau, OZAA Executive Director