Attend Elkhart Opportunity Zones Event on May 29

Investing in Opportunity Zones

The Lerner Theater—Elkhart, IN

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:00—6:00 PM

Attend this free session to more about why you, as a business owner within an established Opportunity Zone may want to consider creating an Opportunity Fund for your investments to take advantage of this federal tax incentive program.

This session will convene Elkhart's visionary investors and leaders in government, finance, real estate, economic development, and philanthropy to explore and accelerate the implementation of OZ best practices and strategies to unlock transformative economic potential and create lasting change in Elkhart’s overlooked communities.


  1. Overview about Opportunity Zones - the purpose and benefits

  2. Elkhart Opportunity Zone map, profiles, and a vision for each zone

  3. Example projects identified for each zone

  4. Next steps for developing an Opportunity Fund

  5. Open discussion - Q&A

Presenters: Thomas P. Miller & Associates of Indianapolis, IN and Insight Strategic Concepts, Inc. of Elkhart, IN

Who should attend: Local current and potential property owners in Elkhart's Opportunity Zones, investors and leaders in government, finance, real estate, economic development, and philanthropy.

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Learn more about Elkhart Opportunity Zones at


Elkhart’s three Opportunity Zones (OZ’s) have many pro-investment features including strong industrial and rail assets, TIF districts, and a recently planned and now being implemented mixed-use River District project. These features suggest the Opportunity Zones have the ability to support and attract a diverse set of investments. Such investments need to expand throughout the City. While Elkhart will likely have to compete for investment with large MSAs such as Chicago and Indianapolis, local investors looking to invest in one of our three federally-designated Elkhart Opportunity Zones need to be aware of the advantages offered for capital gains tax breaks making it more attractive to expand in Elkhart.

Furthermore, local investors and business owners, may not know how to take advantage of Opportunity Zone incentives that could assist with local expansion or improvement projects. Elkhart’s OZ’s are in various states of planning and land use programming – all are in need of some level of redevelopment. For these reasons, Elkhart is organizing and developing a plan to tell the City’s story with a strong narrative that demonstrates the community’s pro-investment opportunities, with the ultimate goal of supporting local investors and assisting with attracting external investors potentially needed for new developments.

Shelley Moore