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    Baltimore, MD Ranks In The Top-5 Opportunity Zones With Highest Growth Potential Nationwide In response to the high demand from firms and high net worth individuals interested in the Baltimore Opportunity Zones Program, our innovative Virtual Reality Experience will highlight the magic of advanced technology to help potential investors identify (6 neighborhoods in 6 minutes) that qualify and assets within the designated areas in need of investment that can create a positive economic, environmental, and social impact. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included a new powerful economic development tax incentive — Opportunity Zones — designed to encourage long-term private capital investment in America’s low-income communities. With over 8,700 Opportunity Zones — spanning the entire continental US, the District of Columbia and US territories — now eligible to tap into over $6 trillion dollars of unrealized capital gains to support redevelopment projects and new businesses, there’s enormous excitement amongst investors and local policymakers. Maryland ranks third in the Milken Institute's biennial State Technology and Science Index for 2016. According to study results, Maryland received top ten rankings in all of the index components, including first in the technology and science workforce as well as the technology concentration and dynamism categories. Maryland ranks sixth in the 2017 State New Economy Index, a measure of a state's economy as knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, information technology-driven and innovation based. Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC Metro places fourth in a ranking of the top ten U.S. biopharma clusters based on criteria including patents, Nlll grant funding, venture capital, lab space and number of jobs. Maryland places second in WalletHub's State Innovation Index based on 22 indicators including share of STEM professionals, R&D spending per capita, tech company density, and other human capital and innovation environment factors. Maryland ranks fifth in the Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index, which scores states based on six metrics including R&D, productivity, high tech density, STEM employment, science and technology degrees and patent activity. Suburban Maryland/Metro DC, spanning the Bethesda, Rockville and Gaithersburg areas in Montgomery County northwest to Frederick County, ranks sixth among U.S. life sciences clusters. The ranking is based on life science establishment and employment concentration, venture capital and Nll-1 funding, as well as life sciences real estate supply, occupancy and rent. Maryland ranks highly in the technology intensity of its business base. The state ranks fourth in science, engineering and technology (SET) establishments as a share of all business establishments (12.3%), third in employment in SET establishments as a share of all employment (16.9%), and seventh in SET business formation as a percent of all business establishments. Maryland ranks fifth and is an 11lnnovation Champion'' according to the Consumer Technology Association's 2018 Innovation Scorecard. The ranking is based on 12 criteria that include sensible tax structures and policies allowing cutting-edge technologies and new business models to flourish, all of which creates high-quality jobs and healthy economic growth. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN AT THE ULTIMATE BALTIMORE OPPORTUNITY ZONE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE 1) What is a Qualified Opportunity Fund? 2) What are Opportunity Zones? 3) The features, advantages and benefits of investing in a Qualified Opportunity Fund. 4) How can opportunity zones create a positive economic, environmental and social impact in Baltimore? 5) How does Opportunity Fund investing work? 6) Which Baltimore designated Opportunity Zones will be the best investment?

  • The Ultimate Maryland Opportunity Zone Mastermind

    Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park

    Register Now www.OZSoiree.com IMPACT: Where Innovators and Early Adopters Collide... Baltimore, MD Ranks In The Top-5 Opportunity Zones With Highest Growth Potential Nationwide In response to the high demand from firms and high net worth individuals interested in the Baltimore Opportunity Zones Program, the Ultimate Opportunity Zone Mastermind will highlight the magic of advanced technology to help potential investors identify neighborhoods that qualify and assets within the designated areas in need of investment that can create a positive economic, environmental, and social impact. Do you want to network with a group of innovators and early adopters raising the bar for service in the underserved, underrepresented communities to include military veterans? If yes, then you won’t want to miss the Ultimate Opportunity Zone Mastermind January 22nd at the Frederick Douglas - Issac Myers Maritime Museum's Amersea Restaurant from 11:00am - 1:00pm. **For menus and pricing please visit www.Ampersea.com We offer our guests opportunities to gain the highest level of expertise, connections and resources to assist them in serving underrepresented, underserved communities and military veterans at the highest level. Does this sound like you? Register Now www.OZSoiree.com Got questions, comments or concerns? Aaron Rice Experience Designer eXp Realty [masked] C/T [masked] Broker www.VirtualRealityCustomHomes.com "Redefining The Way People Shop For Home, From Home"