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Opportunity Zone - Marketing Your Zone For Development


Still have questions about what direction to take your opportunity zone marketing? Have questions in regards to finding the right investment, or creating an opportunity zone fund? Do you have the questions in regarding to building your community prospectus and getting it in front of the right people? 

Join Sam Howard, Project Specialist of Northeast Kentucky Development and Kirstie McPherson, Director of Marketing for Golden Shovel Agency for a webinar where they will focus on a variety of opportunity zone topics to help answer any remaining questions you have about the process.


About the presenters

Sam Howard

Born and raised in Northeast Kentucky, Sam has had a deep connection, being the 7th generation to continue to grow and develop the area  - beginning with Trace Creek Construction. After over 20 years in the construction industry, Sam started Northeast Kentucky Development to further the economic advancement of the 12 county region. Sam has vast knowledge with the land, properties, and available construction in the area, using this he is able to help the placement of new industry specifically automotive manufacturing and aviation companies. To view more about Sam, visit his LinkedIn profile. 

Kirstie McPherson

Kirstie is a Behavioral Economist who’s research has focused on economic development throughout her career. Working with dozens of communities across the US, Kirstie has identified key practices to enhance economic development and answer the most common problems our communities are faced with today: workforce attraction, business expansion, and community interest. Having worked in economic development for almost ten years, her experience navigates through rural and metropolitan areas with a key focus in workforce development and community expansion programs. Kirstie’s professional interests include rural economic development, workforce mobility, community supported enterprise, human centered design, and strategies that support each.

The webinar will be April 25th, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST and you can attend at no charge but space is limited and registration is required, To claim your free spot please register using the button below.

Not able to make the live webinar? Go ahead and register anyways, session will be recorded so we can provide you with a link to the recording.

If you have specific questions or topics you'd like covered in the webinar please email kmcpherson@goldenshovel.com






In the meantime, you can watch some of our previous webinars from the list below. Check them out!

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