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DRAFT AGENDA

12:00NOON Registration Opens

12:45PM Welcome & Opening Remarks

Justin Erickson, Community Venture Network

1:05PM Duluth Case Study

1:30PM Session One

Critical Community Leadership: Thought leaders will reflect on how their particular roles are impacting Opportunity Zone activities within their respective spheres of influence and how they work together.

2:30PM Ice Cream Break

3:00PM Session Two

Technical Assistance Hands-on Round Tables

4:30PM Session Three

MN Opportunity Zone Challenge Pitches

Semifinalists PechaKucha’s

5:15PM National Reflections 

Rachel Reilly, Economic Innovation Group

5:35PM MN Opportunity Zone Challenge Winners Awarded

5:40PM Reception with Snacks & Cash Bar

7:00PM Summit Concludes

The Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative is a partnership that seeks to inspire investment in designated Opportunity Zones. It brings together developers, investors, businesses, and community development entities to host a statewide project and site directory, hold educational events, and share best practices on a regular basis.

Thank you to our founding partners! 

The Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative is powered by The Northspan Group, Inc. & Community Exchange, and funded in part by the Opportunity Zone Fund, the Morgan Fund, and the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.