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Opportunity Zones: Roxbury Edition

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Black Market

2136 Washington Street

Roxbury, MA 02119

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BECMA, Boston Ujima Project, and LISC Boston are proud to partner with Black Market on our follow-up discussion to our April 15th "Opportunity Knocks" event.

Join us as we bring together Roxbury residents and local business owners, along with interested developers, investors, and civic and nonprofit organizations for a conversation on the impact the new Opportunity Zone program will have on the Roxbury neighborhood.

The goals of the discussion are to:

  1. Share critical resources and information about Opportunity Zones

  2. Develop community guidelines for desirable Opportunity Zone investment projects in Roxbury

  3. Connect investors and developers with business owners and residents in Opportunity Zones

Attendees can expect to follow this schedule:

5:30PM - Registration, networking

6:00PM - Welcoming from partners

6:15PM - Opportunity Zones 101

6:30PM - PechaKucha presentations

6:30PM - Facilitated table workshops

7:45PM - Closing, networking

**NOTE: Ticket types are broken up in a way that will allow us to match the proper groups with one another. Please ONLY register using the ticket type that BEST defines your role at the discussion! Do not register using multiple tickets.

Have a question? Ask us at info@becma.org. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.


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It is estimated that there are $6+ trillion in untapped investment dollars in the United States. The new Opportunity Zone program, created under President Trump's tax cuts of 2017, seeks to divert those dollars to economically distressed areas, which tend to mostly be communities of color. Two major areas have been designated in Boston: one surrounding Dudley Square and the other Franklin Park. Greater investment in these areas has the potential to stem the tide of gentrification and reduce the wealth gap or to exacerbate the problem and displace residents and businesses.

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