After a temporary hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Opportunity Collaborative (MNOppCo), a program powered by Northspan, has revived its webinar series for 2020. This series gives Minnesota opportunity zone stakeholders a chance to learn from subject matter experts in an array of areas that intersect with opportunity zones.
The series takes place on a bi-monthly basis, with June and August webinars now complete and additional events planned for October and December. At the June webinar, MNOppCo welcomed in The Governance Project (TGP), an innovative public-private model for accelerating policy solutions at the state and local level, national expert in opportunity zones, and past collaborator. TGP presented a pilot of its GroundUp model, an open access tool for easily modeling project finances for community development.
At the August webinar, CPA Dannielle Lewis of Wipfli, a frequent MNOppCo collaborator, provided an overview of updated regulations and changes to the program and providing examples from her work with opportunity zone clients.
The webinar series has two remaining sessions in 2020:
October 15, 1:30 PM
December 15, 1:30 PM
Topics will include additional resources to help projects build their capital stacks and helping communities ensure their projects have a community impact. Follow the links above to register for these events now!