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City, Industry Experts to Discuss, Demystify Opportunity Zones at October 10 Seminar

October 7, 2019

The City of Garden Grove’s Office of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, will host the “Opportunity Zones Demystified: What it Means for Orange County” seminar, this Thursday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online or at the door. Cost includes free parking, breakfast, and lunch.

Keynote speaker Lisa Kim, Garden Grove Community and Economic Development Director and Assistant City Manager, joins a 7-member panel of academics, practitioners, and policy makers. Topics of discussion include: Opportunity Zone incentives; investment potential in low-income communities; policy updates; critical housing and small business planning elements; and Opportunity Zone projects underway in Orange County.

In addition to the seminar, the Office of Economic Development will provide information on investment and development opportunities currently available in Garden Grove. For information on business development opportunities, visit the City’s website at

For event information and to register, visit