How Oakland is Responding to Opportunity Zones

SPUR Business Breakfast Series

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
| Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This event is for SPUR business members. Please RSVP here to reserve your seat. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established Opportunity Zones to accelerate investment in specified United States census tracts through tax incentives. 30 of the 8,700 designated Opportunity Zones are in Oakland, which the city hopes to use to advance equitable economic development in previously ignored neighborhoods.

What plans do investors already have for Oakland and how can the city potentially benefit from the infusion of capital that could be coming? How should the city encourage and direct investments in a way that is most likely to stimulate long term equitable economic growth throughout the Opportunity Zones?

Join SPUR to learn more about how this recent tax law can be applied in Oakland and to see some of the prime sites that could be impacted by the new legislation.

+ Carolyn Johnson / Executive Director, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative
+ Councilmember Loren Taylor / District 6 Councilmember, City of Oakland
+ Jose Corona / Director of Equity & Strategic Partnerships, City of Oakland
+ Marissa Raya / Special Projects, City of Oakland Economic & Workforce Development Department
+ Robert Selna / Wendel Rosen LLP

What: Business Breakfast in Oakland
When: Tuesday, October 29th, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Where: SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland

The SPUR Business Breakfast Series is a benefit of SPUR Business Membership. There is no charge to attend. Please RSVP  through Eventbrite  and email us at hwoodbury@spur.org to inquire about Business Membership. Email hwoodbury@spur.org with any questions. 



SPUR Oakland
1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.827.1900

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases. If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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