Mission Statement

The City of Houston aims to encourage both practical and innovative investment in economically distressed areas that have been designated as Opportunity Zones in a manner that ensures benefit to both investors, as well as the existing residents and businesses.


  • Set economic context for city and metropolis, identifying key assets/drivers

Capital Demand

  • Identify investable projects and propositions within the Opportunity Zones


  • Focus on human capital, job connections, and wealth creation.

Place Making

  • Commentary on the essential must dos to reknit spatial and social fabric.

Institutional Capacity

  • Recommendations on institution building options to expedite growth and inclusion


City of Houston OZ Opportunities

  • Affordable and Workforce Housing
  • Retail Development / Food Dessert
  • Manufacturing / Distribution
  • Innovation / Tech
  • Complete Communities

Houston Opportunity Zone Conference

Monday, October 21, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Amegy Bank - 1717 West Loop South, Houston TX 77027
(Johnson Conference Center - Level 9)