Pietra will present on a panel at the Buffalo Business First Executive Forum on Opportunity Zones November 13.

The panel will focus on the below questions.

Opportunity Zones are federal, and state designated to encourage long-term investments and new business in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. Opportunity Zones provide significant tax incentives to all levels of investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into dedicated Opportunity Zone Funds.

Thousands of neighborhoods are primed for an investment surge in distressed communities.

How can the Opportunity Zone program positively transform our neighborhoods as well as our waterfront?

Where are the Opportunity Zones in the area and how shovel-ready are?

Who has the knowledge to navigate the complicated tax questions and can smaller investors be part of this?

What kind of rules and regulations are there and what is the time frame for these investments?

What makes a good Opportunity Zones project and what makes a bad one?