Revitalizing Miami's Urban Communities

Hosted by City of Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez

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Why Attend the Summit?

As a pathway to economic prosperity initiative, City of Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez will host an unprecedented 2-day Opportunity Zone Summit (OZ summit) on Friday, September 27, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the James L. Knight Center, Riverfront South Conference Room, located at 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131.

Federal Opportunity Zones are a new community and economic development tool that aims to drive long-term private investment into low-income communities throughout the country. The City of Miami is seeking to utilize the program as an important tool to support the development of affordable housing, business development and job creation.

Over the 2-day period, the OZ Summit will bring to bear resources that are available with our federal partners. The first day will highlight prioritized federal resources for real estate development in OZs and provide a detailed overview of development trends in Miami’s OZ neighborhoods. The second day will highlight leveraging private equity with Small Business Investment Corporations (SBICs) and other federal resources for business acquisition, expansion, development and relocation to OZs. The OZ Summit will conclude with a pre-registration matchmaker bus tour of available sites for lease and purchase in Miami’s OZ.

Mayor Francis X. Suarez at ground breaking ceremony.

Speakers

Mayor Francis X. Suarez
Francis X. Suarez
City of Miami Mayor
Honorable Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr. - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Honorable Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr.
Secretary, Housing & Urban Development
Ja'Ron K. Smith - Deputy Assistant To The President Office of American Innovation, Executive Office of The President, White House - City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit Speaker
Ja'Ron K. Smith
Deputy Assistant To The President Office of American Innovation, Executive Office of The President, White House
Scott Turner - Director of White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Scott Turner
Executive Director, White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council
Chris Pilkerton, Acting Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Chris Pilkerton
U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator
Ashley D. Bell, Esq., U.S. Small Business Administration, Region IV Administrator - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Ashley D. Bell, Esq.
U.S. Small Business Administration Region IV Administrator
John Fleming, M.D. - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
John Fleming, M.D.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development
Keith Carswell - Advisor to the Mayor of Miami – Economic Development & Resiliency - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Keith A. Carswell, MBA
Advisor to the Mayor of Miami – Economic Development & Resiliency
Dan Kowalski, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Dan Kowalski
Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Olivia Ramos, President & CEO of Deepblocks Speaker at City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Olivia Ramos
President & CEO, Deepblocks
Larry B Jackson II, Program Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning, Department of HUD - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Larry B. Jackson II
Program Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning, Department of Housing & Urban Development
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Neisen O. Kasdin, Esq., Office Managing Partner, Akerman, LLP - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Neisen O. Kasdin, Esq.
Office Managing Partner, Akerman, LLP
Victoria Guerrero, U.S. Small Business Administration, South Florida District Director - A speaker at the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit
Victoria Guerrero
South Florida District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
Joseph Shepard - Associate Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration
Joseph Shepard
Associate Administrator, Office of Investment & Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration
Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Southeast Regional Administrator, Housing and Urban Development
Denise Cleveland-Leggett
Southeast Regional Administrator, Housing and Urban Development

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Friday 9/27

  • Register for Day 1 of the City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit focused on highlighting prioritized federal resources available for real estate development in Opportunity Zones.

Saturday 9/28

  • City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit Day 2 is focused on highlighting prioritized federal resources available for business acquisition, expansion, development and relocation to OZs.

Bus Tour

  • Register for City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit Matchmaker Bus Tour of real estate property available in OZ’s while being paired with investment groups & lending partners. Lunch will be served.
Opportunity Zones are one of the most profound and transformative federal urban revitalization programs in a generation.
Mayor Francis X. Suarez
Francis X. Suarez
Mayor of Miami

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