New Jersey Opportunity Zone Summit

Join Governor Phil Murphy and other New Jersey decision makers for an energetic day of knowledge-sharing and idea-exchanging on Opportunity Zones – a federal development program designed to encourage investment in low-income areas. Together with The Governance Project, we’ll unpack this new era for growth and discover the possibilities Opportunity Zones can bring to our communities. Learn more about the legislation, incentives, and New Jersey’s designated zones.

Registration starts at 8:15 am. Opening remarks start promptly at 8:50 am.

Lunch and light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited. RSVP is required. Please RSVP by March 6th, 2019.

Parking is available at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick



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Guest Speakers


Governor Phil Murphy 

State of New Jersey

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Chief Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to the President & CEO of Lyft

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Leslie Anderson

President & CEO at New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)

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Rob Bachmann

Chief of Staff, Office of the CE, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.

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Ron Beit

CEO & Founding Partner, RBH Group


Sarah Bianchi

Senior Advisor at The Governance Project

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Katherine Brennan

Chief of Staff at NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency

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MAria connolly

Principal Planner at NJ Department of Community Affairs

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Darryl Godfrey

Chief Operating Officer at New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA)

Colin Higgins

Program Director at the Governance Project

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Carl Van Horn

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Executive Director of John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

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Matt Kelley

Senior Manager, Indirect Tax at Ernst and Young, LLC

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Cecilia I. Lassiter

Co-Chair, State and Local Tax + Incentives Practice at Sills Cummis & Gross 

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Michael Myers

Managing Director, Policy, Global Policy & Advocacy, The Rockefeller Foundation

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Jaime Reichardt

Managing Director at Catalytica Capital, Co-Chair of the Opportunity Zone Practice at Sills Cummis & Gross

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Tom Stanuikynas

Principal Planner at NJ Department of Community Affairs 


Annemarie Uebbing

Director for the Division of Community Planning and Development, HUD Newark Field Office

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicole Mahon at [email protected] or 609-297-2186.

March 11, 2019
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick


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