Davis was featured on the Opportunity Zones Investments panel alongside Clarence McAllister of Fortis and Donray Von of Castleberry & Co. The panel was moderated by Sekou Kaalund, Head of Advancing Black Pathways for JP Morgan Chase and Sam Combs III, Managing Partner and CEO of COMSTAR Advisors & co-chair of The ELC Legacy Committee, […]

Federal Opportunity Zone Conference

As the keynote speaker, Davis spoke to an audience of 150 attendees about the Opportunity Zones legislation and then moved into a fireside chat-style discussion with Christopher Nunn, Commissione of the Department of Community Affairs. Davis and Nunn discussed the impact of Opportunity Zones on rural communities. With an audience comprised of those living or […]

Davis co-presented at the summit with Mark Elliott of the South Carolina Opportunity Fund, an entity with at least $200 million in investments poised for projects across the state. In attendance were more than 300 South Carolina investors, developers and business and civic leaders to discuss strategies to revitalize poor communities in the state. Davis […]

Opportunity Zones Informational Luncheon

Hosted by the Fayetteville Economic & Community Development Department and Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation, the luncheon was an intimate event convening a group of local developers, business leaders, bankers, state senators and the Mayor and City Manager of Fayetteville. Davis served as keynote speaker, discussing the impact Opportunity Zones will have on municipalities […]

This convening of North Carolina mayors, city managers, members of city councils and city staff featured Davis on a panel with Napoleon Wallace, Deputy Secretary of North Carolina Department of Commerce. Moderated by Mayor Mitch Colvin (Fayetteville, NC), the panel gave Davis a space to speak to how Opportunity Zones were created as well as […]

Led up by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Economic Development, the Opportunity Fund Stakeholder Meeting convened county and city officials, investors, developers and others interested in Opportunity Zones in Georgia. Davis was invited to speak on the Investors: Who Are They and How Can You Engage Them? panel with fellow […]

Davis was invited to speak as part of the Getting in the Zones…. Opportunity Zones session, where he broke down the fundamentals of how an Opportunity Zone is defined and identified as well as their guidelines for use. Also featured during this session were Marysol McGee, Senior Analyst for the Federal Reserve Systems; Jeff Merkowitz, […]

Roundtable Discussion on Opportunity Zones

West Virginia truly is ripe for opportunity. Today’s four stops in Huntington brought to life so much of what investing in the Opportunity Act can do.

When Scott entered the U.S. Senate in 2013, he was the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction — and, like those earlier senators, a Republican.

As Chair of the task force, Davis led this delegation of business and civic leaders on behalf of Sen. Tim Scott (SC) for a meeting at the U.S. Capitol. The group discussed ideas for empowering and revitalizing distressed communities through economic development. Featured speakers included Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Tim Scott, US Conference of […]