“Opportunity Zones: Lessons for Leaders”

As the public, private and nonprofit sectors continue to blend, it is critical for future business leaders to learn from the successes and limitations of policy tools intended to generate both financial and social returns. Join current MBA student Katie Van Dusen in a conversation with Aaron Seybert of the Kresge Foundation and Bradford Davy, director of regional engagement at the Fund for our Economic Future and of Opportunity Cle, May 18 at 1 p.m. ET. This discussion will cover the important lessons that can be learned four years after Opportunity Zones were first introduced.

The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts, culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development.

Opportunity Cle is an initiative for Opportunity Zone investment in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

The Fund for our Economic Future is a funding alliance made up of more than 40 organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing economic growth with equitable access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio—an approach they call Growth & Opportunity.

To achieve Growth & Opportunity, the fund promotes and supports integrated strategies to improve job creation, job preparation and job access. They do this through research and awareness building, collaboration building in local communities and grantmaking. They work across the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio, in and around the metropolitan areas of Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown.

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This roundtable and future roundtables will be broadcast through LinkedIn Live on the CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship’s LinkedIn page.