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Get in the (Opportunity) Zone

Date: March 21, 2019

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: March 21 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on Tuesday, March 19

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, March 11

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


One of the most exciting parts of the 2017 tax bill was the inclusion of a new program for distressed communities: the Opportunity Zone program. A little over a year has passed, and the Treasury Department has completed designations and funds are being established to being investing in designated communities. We'll discuss current regulations for zones and funds and best practices for taking advantage of the program, based in part on the successes and failures of past 'zone' initiatives.




Jane Campbell
Former Mayor
City of Cleveland
Washington, DC

Jane Campbell, the first and to date only woman to serve as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio is now a Senior Advisor at the International Economic Development Council. She advises communities on Opportunity Zone investment strategy and works with entities who are striving to build relationships with state and local governments.

Campbell serves on the Board of the Lincoln Land Policy Institute, the Faith and Politics Institute, and the Association for Enterprise Opportunities. She is also on the Steering Committee for the National Democratic Institute's effort to support women Mayors around the globe.

Until it closed on August 31st Campbell led the Washington Office of the National Development Council (NDC). There she combined her first-hand knowledge of how local governments invest in under-served communities with NDC's financial expertise to influence federal public policy that impacts low-income housing, social infrastructure development and small business lending.

Campbell's public service career includes serving as the first woman mayor of Cleveland, five years as county commissioner for Ohio's largest county, six terms in the Ohio House of Representatives and a term on the Regional Transit Authority Board. Her public service focused on economic development, fiscal stability, child welfare, and health and human services policy. She established Ohio's first Brownfield Loan program and carried the legislation to finance both Cleveland sports stadiums. After successfully implementing welfare reform, Governing Magazine honored Campbell as 2000 Public Official of the Year. Campbell also served as President of the National Conference of State Legislators.


Instructions and Technology

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-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


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• Broadband Internet connection

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Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, March 11. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, March 11.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, March 11 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, March 11 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


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We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact certification@iedconline.org.