DBEDT presents Opportunity Zones Workshops: Maui, Hawaii and Kauai

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in CBED, Economic Growth, Federal Tax Incentives, Investment, News, Opportunity Zones

Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism LogoDBEDT will present a number of workshops explaining Opportunity Zones, a new federal tax incentive designed to attract long-term private investment and stimulate economic growth in disadvantaged areas across the country—including neighborhoods throughout Hawaii. The incentive offers tax benefits to individuals and businesses when they invest capital gains from a prior investment into Opportunity Funds that deploy capital into designated zones. Maps of those zones and more information about the program is available on the Opportunity Zones page of this website.

DBEDT is partnering with the following organizations to present these workshops: the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation; Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC); the Maui Economic Development Board; County of Hawaii;  County of Maui;  County of Kauai; Hawaii Small Business Development Center.

Workshop Details

Kahului, Maui County

Date: Wednesday, February 20

Time: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Note: The 2nd half of this workshop is on Healthy Communities)


Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Theater
One Cameron Way, Kahului

Registration: REGISTER on Eventbrite

Hilo, Hawaii County

Date: Thursday, February 21

Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM


Hilo Municipal Golf Course, Multipurpose Room
340 Haihai Street, Hilo

Registration: REGISTER on Eventbrite

Kona, Hawaii County

Date: Thursday, February 21

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Chambers
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua-Kona

Registration: REGISTER on Eventbrite

Lihue, Kauai County

Date: Friday, February 22nd

Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM


County of Kauai
Piikoi Meeting Room A/B
4444 Rice Street, Lihue, HI  96766

Registration: Email administration@hcrchawaii.com (Include your name and contact information in the email)

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.

During the workshops, local and national experts will focus on what we know so far about how this new tax incentive can be used, and the roles that regional stakeholders can play to ensure the benefits of this investment vehicle are broadly shared.