Be Engaged: Leading Edge Discussions of New Indian Country Opportunities


Be Engaged: Leading Edge Discussions of New Indian Country Opportunities

August 14, 2018

Attend these breakout sessions to learn how your tribe can get involved in some of the latest economic opportunities impacting Indian Country:

Opportunity Boom or Bust: Exploring the Potential of Opportunity Zones

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zones Program, which is a tax incentive for investors to deploy potentially billions of unrealized capital gains into economically distressed communities. Many tribal lands are eligible and, if they can attract investments through the Opportunity Zones program, it can represent a great promise or missed opportunity. Our panelist will discuss Opportunity Zones, their challenges and benefits, and how Indian Country can uniquely position itself to attract this capital.

Real Estate - Investing in Tangible Assets

Investing in a physical commercial asset like real estate offers a tangible way to build and diversify tribal government holdings. For some tribes it means buying hotels to build their own hospitality ventures in familiar and new markets. For others, it means investing in commercial properties in multiple markets that generate income and increase in value through renovations. Our speakers will share their experiences on the decision-making process, their expectations of which markets and types of properties offer the best value and potential returns, and the factors to consider when investing. 

Conference Links:


Member Tribe Registration Form

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General Registration Form


Sample Justification Letter

Hotel & Travel Information

Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact VaRene Martin at (619) 322-9285.