Learn the Benefits of Federal Opportunity Zones with Optional Tour (York)

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones

Featuring Evan Weiss, Opportunity Zone and Fund Management Consultant

  • Federal Opportunity Zones are designed to spur investment in designated low-income census tracts by providing substantial capital gains tax relief.
  • Learn the rules of the road for this new program and how it can benefit businesses, investors and residents in your community

Co-Sponsored by the York County Community Foundation

Includes Lunch Buffet

Optional: Tour of York’s Opportunity Zones

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

The tour departs from the Roosevelt Tavern at 1:45 PM, immediately following the workshop.

York County Economic Alliance and Downtown Inc staff will host a driving tour of York’s five Opportunity Zones, with stops (weather permitting) to learn more about the redevelopment projects that stand to benefit from Opportunity Zone investments.  YCEA staff will discuss our organization’s strategy to market our zones to potential investors.

If you plan to attend the tour, please notify Lynne Shedlock at lynne.shedlock@pelcentral.org or 570-824-3559.

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones (Reading)

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones

Featuring Evan Weiss, Opportunity Zone and Fund Management Consultant

  • Federal Opportunity Zones are designed to spur investment in designated low-income census tracts by providing substantial capital gains tax relief.
  • Learn the rules of the road for this new program and how it can benefit businesses, investors and residents in your community

Includes Breakfast Buffet

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones (Scranton)

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones

Featuring Evan Weiss, Opportunity Zone and Fund Management Consultant

  • Federal Opportunity Zones are designed to spur investment in designated low-income census tracts by providing substantial capital gains tax relief.
  • Learn the rules of the road for this new program and how it can benefit businesses, investors and residents in your community

Includes Lunch Buffet

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones (Williamsport)

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones

Featuring Evan Weiss, Opportunity Zone and Fund Management Consultant

  • Federal Opportunity Zones are designed to spur investment in designated low-income census tracts by providing substantial capital gains tax relief.
  • Learn the rules of the road for this new program and how it can benefit businesses, investors and residents in your community

Includes Lunch Buffet

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones (York)

Learn the Economic Development and Investment Benefits of the New Federal Opportunity Zones

Featuring Evan Weiss, Opportunity Zone and Fund Management Consultant

  • Federal Opportunity Zones are designed to spur investment in designated low-income census tracts by providing substantial capital gains tax relief.
  • Learn the rules of the road for this new program and how it can benefit businesses, investors and residents in your community

Included Lunch Buffet

How Can NEPA be Best Prepared for the Knowledge-Based Economy?

Featuring Bill Fontana, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Eds and Meds is the new economic development buzz word. Does NEPA have the resources to attract this knowledge-based economy and the millennials that work in it?

Includes lunch buffet

How Can Reading Be Best Prepared for the Knowledge-Based Economy

Featuring Bill Fontana, Executive Director, the Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Eds and Meds is the new economic development buzz word. Does Reading have the resources to attract this knowledge-based economy and the millennials that work in it?

Includes Breakfast Buffet

Gerrymandering 101

Featuring Draw the Lines PA with David Thornburgh, Executive Director, Committee of Seventy

Pennsylvania has a new election district map but no new process to avoid gerrymandering in the future. Learn how you can help Draw the Lines PA ensure fair representation for you and your community!

Includes Lunch Buffet

How Can York Be Best Prepared for the Knowledge-Based Economy?

Eds and Meds is the new economic development buzz word. Does York have the resources to attract this knowledge-based economy and the millennials that work in it?

Featuring Julie Fitzpatrick, Assistant Director, The Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Includes lunch buffet.

Communities in Crisis (Reading)

The Pennsylvania Economy League presents the findings of its new report – “Communities in Crisis: The Truth and Consequences of Municipal Fiscal Distress in Pennsylvania, 1970 to 2014”

Which municipalities and regions are the most distressed? Which municipalities and regions are the healthiest? Why is Pennsylvania’s local government system broken and what is the state’s role in fixing it?

Findings will be presented for Berks County, the Berks-Lancaster Region and Statewide.

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Community Foundation

PEL’s report was funded by a statewide coalition of 11 community foundations—including the Berks County Community Foundation—that are concerned about the plight of fiscally challenged communities