Inland Empire Innovation Ecosystem

This report will include history, data, and assets that drive the IE innovation ecosystem.

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June 7th, 2021

Blended Impact & City of Coachella launches Opportunity Coachella 

In partnership with the City of Coachella, California Economic Development, City Possible, a division of Mastercard, Riverside County Office of Economic Development, Accelerator for America, and Blended Impact 

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April 14th, 2021

Opportunity Zones a Founder's Perspective Raising Funds

Founders share their experiences and tips raising funds for their businesses in Opportunity Zones.

Part 2 in 2 part series

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April 7th, 2021

Opportunity Zones for Expanding Businesses 

A look into how opportunity zones can be used as a tool for growing businesses.

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June 2nd, 2021

Engaging Investors in Opportunity Zones Deals - Economic Innovation Group

Guest speakers will discuss strategies for engaging a wide array of  investors in impactful local projects and provide insights on current investor behavior.

April 2021

Opportunity Zone Businesses Receive Key Support in Riverside County

Blended Impact speaks with the Inland Empire Business Journal on the state of the OZ market and how businesses can benefit from the tax incentive. 

December 9th, 2020

Blended Impact Joins the California Opportunity Zone & Promise Zone Conference

In partnership with the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Blended Impact joins the statewide panel to speak to on-the-ground strategies to launch an Opportunity Zone ecosystem. 

December 17th, 2020

How to Make Communities Part of the Opportunity Zone Equation

Blended Impact is interviewed by Next City, a national urban affairs magazine and non-profit organization, for a deep dive on strategies cities can implement to attract investments for their community via the Opportunity Zone incentives.

December 15th, 2020

Develop Your OZ Action Plan to Build or Strengthen Your Local OZ Ecosystem

In partnership with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Blended Impact joins a national panel of investors and community leaders to discuss local strategies for attracting investments. 

October 12th, 2020

White House Opportunity & Revitalization Council Recognizes the Inland Empire

Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council joins a panel of national Opportunity Zone experts in recognizing the Inland Empire's approach to utilizing the incentive and discuss post-Covid strategies.

September 21st, 2020

Opportunity Zones in a post-COVID-19 Socially Just World

Blended Impact speaks at the International City/County Management Association annual national conference on how Opportunity Zone strategy should be implemented with a community-centered approach.