Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening

February 23 & 24, 2021 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Event Summary

The Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening is designed to link portfolio projects to potential investors. Pre-vetted national Impact investors and Opportunity Funds (QOFs) with compatible interests will be invited to attend, as will local OZ investors in target communities, federal and state grant makers, lenders (banks and CDFIs), and New Markets Tax Credit funds. The event will include pitches from investment-ready OZ communities.  Features include:

  • Investment Pitches from 16 participating Opportunity Appalachia communities / project sponsors seeking over $235M in financing for downtown development, rural communities, and operating businesses.
  • Web Platform hosting project prospectus on a curated platform to support investor review pre-event.
  • Investor Education Panel with national OZ expert attorneys and accountants.
  • Investor Panels featuring OZ investors, CDFIs, New Markets Tax Credit investors, as well as federal and state grant makers.
  • Private virtual ‘rooms’ for investor meetings; cocktail hour!
  • Community Panel and discussion on ‘What We’ve Learned’.
  • Leading national sponsors — including banks, federal agencies and regulators, philanthropy, and others.
  • Participation with Federal Reserve Bank – Investment Connection

Registration Fee

  • $75 for communities (free to Opportunity Appalachia participants)
  • $250 for investors / funders

Program Agenda

The program will be hosted in a virtual environment.

CDFA – the Council of Development Finance Agencies – is the Conference Manager

Conference Sponsors

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond * Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh *

* Appalachian Regional Commission * 

* JobsOhio * VA Dept of Housing and Community Development * West Virginia Development Office *

* Economic Innovation Group * CDFA *  Opportunity Exchange *

* LOCUS Impact Investing * People Incorporated Financial Services *

WV Brownfields Assistance Center * Appalachian Funders Network *

* Appalachian Community Capital * Main Street America * Coastal Enterprises Inc *

* OhioSE * UVA Wise * West Virginia Community Development Hub *