OZ MAGAZINE 2022 Top 25 Influencers issue 2.2 | Page 120
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OPPORTUNITY ZONE EXPO IN DENVER CROWNS AMERICA ’ S TOP PROJECT WINNER
By Opportunity Zone Magazine Staff
Several hundred Opportunity Zone professionals networked and learned during a successful Opportunity Zone Expo in Denver on July 15-16 , 2021 .
Keynote speaker Colorado Governor Jared Polis congratulated the Top 25 OZ Influencers of 2020 , who were recognized with awards during a VIP keynote luncheon . He also applauded the competitors of the America ’ s Top Project competition for providing economic development around the country .
“ America ’ s Top Projects help Colorado and our entire country recover faster , build investment and grow ,” he said during his keynote speech .
Eight finalists competed for the title of America ’ s Top Project at the country ’ s largest Opportunity Zone Expo in a shark tank-style competition . The inaugural competition brought together visionary entrepreneurs from California , New York , Illinois , Texas and Colorado .