Let’s work on this together
We know that without careful planning and the right incentives and supervision, Opportunity Zones could lead to accelerated gentrification and displacement, benefit mostly investors with capital gains, and generate little meaningful economic activity in the communities where we work.
Community partners are imperative to ensuring that the tax incentive works as intended: to bring much-needed capital to the places looking to forge greater opportunity for residents.
What we offer
- Convening Support
We organize community meetings, lead panels and discussions and support engagement with government, local residents, community development corporations (CDCs) and other local non-profits.
- Optimizing and Leveraging Public Dollars for Impact Investing
We can leverage existing federal and state funds to create attractive pools of mission-focused capital that in turn attracts private investment and provides the capital necessary to achieve important mission objectives.
- Best Practices Advisory Services
Through our hands-on involvement in our 35 local offices across the country, we have noted best practices for impact-focused development, and can bring that knowledge in a consultative manner to the specifics of your geography.
- Knowledge Leadership
In addition to our forthcoming three-part Playbook series, we have in-house experts, including our CEO, our managing director of strategic investments, the executive directors of our 35 local offices, and many more leaders working at the forefront of Opportunity Zone implementation.
- Opportunity Zones Playbook
A guide for community leaders navigating the Opportunity Zones.
For more information on these products and services, contact your local LISC office.
Where we work