Atlanta Opportunity Zone Summit


September 19, 2019

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Come and network with Opportunity Zone experts, investors, fund managers, and minority business enterprises (MBEs)!

Hear how others identify and attract investment

  • Explore how to defer or eliminate capital gains tax
  • Build new relationships that make an impact
  • Support the growth of minority entrepreneurs

September 19, 2019
             Be part of this important dialogue to further investment in Opportunity Zones


Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318


Agenda and Speaker Bios are Now Available Here

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  


Registration & Networking

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Welcome Remarks
         Donna Ennis, Project Director, MBDA Atlanta Business Center

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m  

Opportunity Zones on My Mind
         Edward S. Smith, Ph.D., Opportunity Zones & Special Initiatives Manager, Invest Atlanta

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Opportunity Zones Community Forum

Donna Ennis, Project Director, MBDA Atlanta Business Center



James Carras, Principal, Carras Community Investment 

Amy Michaelson Kelly, Chief Operations Officer, Sixty Access Opportunity Fund

Mark Elliott, Managing Partner, SC Opportunity Fund 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 


Opportunity Zones Community Forum - Audience Questions & Answers

Efrain Gonzalez, Jr., Associate Director 
Office of Business Development, Minority Business Development Agency