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Buried in the tax reform bill that was signed into law in 2017 is a new place-based economic development program that could eventually lead to billions in investment in certain designated communities. The program offers a series of tax incentives to investors who deploy capital gains into "Opportunity Zones," certain historically low-income areas designated by Governor Ivey in March of 2018.

Michael Berson will join a panel discussion on Opportunity Zones at the October 1 Baldwin County Opportunity Zone Forum, co-hosted by the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce and Baldwin Realtors.

Michael and fellow speakers will explain the incentives that comprise this new program and how investors can receive them, how Opportunity Zones may be used to finance active businesses and real estate investment and how investment might benefit developers, business owners and local communities.