Transforming Baltimore's Opportunity Zones

Transforming Baltimore's Opportunity Zones

10/7/2020, 1:30PM
Virtual Event, Baltimore MD 21230

From Egils Milbergs

To inform stakeholders of the strategies, investments, projects and impacts in Baltimore's Opportunity Zones

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Virtual Event, Baltimore MD 21230

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 7 2020

1:30 PM

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Transforming Baltimore's Opportunity Zones

Despite the COVID 19 crisis Opportunity Zone (OZ) entrepreneurs and investors are moving forward with revitalization projects and innovative public-private partnerships. This live virtual event highlights the people who are leading OZ initiatives in Baltimore. Panelists will share federal policy implications, strategies, insights, market information. and the impact their projects are having in low-income neighborhoods.  


 PANEL ONE: The Big OZ Picture in Baltimore

  • Ben Seigel, Opportunity Zone Coordinator, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Frank Dickson, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development
  • Michele Whelley, President & CEOEconomic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Brian Darmody, CEO, Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

 PANEL TWO: Project Initiatives Transforming OZ Neighborhoods

  • David Bramble, Managing Partner, MCB Real Estate
  • Bill Struever, Cross Street Partners, Penn Station Project
  • Leonard Mills, CEO, Verte Opportunity Fund
  • Brendan Schreiber. Schreiber Brothers, North Avenue Workforce Housing


  • Egils Milbergs, CEO, Center for Accelerating Innovation
  • Jimmy Atkinson, Founder, Opportunity Db

 Created in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zones program provides federal tax incentives for investment in low-income communities. Over 8,700 Opportunity zones have been designated by the US Treasury Department across the nation. Of the 149 census tracts in Maryland that the U.S. Department of Treasury has identified as Opportunity Zones, 42 are in Baltimore City.

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