Business Workshops

Opportunity Zones in Jefferson Parish: A new investment strategy for communities

The Opportunity Zone program is a new community and economic development tool established by Congress that allows investments in certain economically-distressed communities to be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Learn about the qualifying Opportunity Zones in Jefferson Parish and what this new program could mean for growth in targeted areas. Panelists will review the benefits of and eligibility for Opportunity Zone investments and answer questions from the audience on how to take advantage of this new program.

Anu Varadharajan, Tulane University A.B. School of Business
Zach Butterworth, Adams & Reese LLP
Dan Walter, Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann
Cullan Maumus, New Orleans Redevelopment Fund


  • 8:00 Check-in & Breakfast
  • 8:30 Introduction of The OZ Program & Qualifying Areas in Jefferson Parish
  • 8:45 Introduction of Panelists by Moderator
  • 9:00 Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
  • 10:00 Closing Remarks

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location JEDCO Conference Center
701A Churchill Parkway
Avondale, LA 70094
Hosted By JEDCO