BRAC Signature Speaker sponsored by Georgia Pacific
Unlocking the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones
What are Opportunity Zones? And what purpose do they serve? Earlier this year, 150 census tracts in Louisiana were approved for the federal Opportunity Zones Program, including 33 in the Capital Region. Designed to spark investment in distressed communities, under certain conditions these zones are eligible for tax-advantaged investment. This preferential tax treatment is represented by deferred and, depending on investment period, reduced federal capital gains tax to encourage private investment.
Featuring special guest Senator Bill Cassidy and experts in the fields of federal tax and capital financing, this program will illustrate how banks, communities and others can take advantage of the Opportunity Zones Program.
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registraion, Networking, Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Remarks by Senator Bill Cassidy
9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Valet parking will be offered by the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center for $5 per vehicle.
Additional public parking is available in two lots on the corner of Florida and Lafayette Street for $5 and $7.
About the speakers
Dr. Bill Cassidy is a United States Senator for Louisiana. Bill grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University (LSU) for undergraduate and Medical School.
For nearly three decades, Bill has provided care for uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system. During this time, he co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, a clinic providing free dental and health care to the working uninsured.
Bill was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2006. In 2008, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District. In the US House, Bill served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and supported a conservative agenda. Bill was elected to the United States Senate in December, 2014. He serves on the Energy and Natural Resources, Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP), Finance, Veterans’ Affairs and Joint Economic Committees.