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City of Miami Opportunity Zone Summit (Bus Tour) hosted by Mayor Suarez

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James L. Knight Center

400 Southeast 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33131

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Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez will host an unprecedented 2-day Opportunity Zone Summit on Friday, September 27, 2019 and Saturday, September 28, 2019. Notable federal partners that will be in attendance include: Honorable Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., Secretary, U.S. Housing & Urban Development; Mr. Chris Pilkerton, Acting Administrator, Small Business Administration of the United States; Dr. John C. Fleming, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Economic Development; and, Mr. Scott Turner, Executive Director, White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.



Agenda September 28, 2019

9:00 AM Welcome & Acknowledgements

  • Mayor Francis X. Suarez (elected officials and appropriate federal representatives)

9:15 AM Greetings

  • Mr. Ashley D. Bell, Esq., Small Business Administration of the United States, Region IV Administrator; and
  • Ms. Victoria Guerrero, Small Business Administration of the United States, South Florida District Director.

9:35 AM Moderator & Program Overview

  • Mr. Keith A. Carswell, MBA, Advisor to the Mayor of Miami – Economic Development & Resiliency

9:40 AM Leveraging private equity with Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) and other federal resources: Business acquisition, expansion, development and relocation to Miami’s opportunity zone.

  • Mr. A. Joseph Shepard, Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration; and
  • Mr. Ashley D. Bell, Esq., SBA Region IV Administrator.

10:10 AM Questions & Answers

  • Mr. Keith A. Carswell, MBA, Advisor to the Mayor of Miami – Economic Development & Resiliency

10:40 AM Closing Remarks & Adjournment

  • Mayor Francis X. Suarez

10:55 AM Matchmaker bus tour with transportation provided: Available sites for lease and purchase in Miami’s Opportunity Zone.

1:00 PM Return to James L. Knight Center


(Attendees must register for one of the accompanying events, on 9/27 or the morning of 9/28 to register for the bus tour.)


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James L. Knight Center

400 Southeast 2nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33131

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