Experts from diverse industry will collaborate to discuss and create awareness about investment in ‘Qualified Opportunity Zone’

Sarasota, FL –

DTC along with the City of Sarasota; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC; and Downtown Sarasota Alliance will co-host a panel discussion on “Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)” surrounding the City of Sarasota, Florida.

The panel discussion will provide an overview of the tax incentives for investors and the economic benefits of investment in Qualified Opportunity Zones around Sarasota. The panel will outline potential benefits including tax incentives, policies for investing in QOZ.

This event is open for all, RSVP at with your contact details by April 17th.

Date & Venue:

Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
Payne Park Auditorium, Sarasota, Florida


Breakfast and networking: 7:45 AM – 8:15 AM
Panel Discussion: 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Q & A: 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM



  • Benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones
  • Proposed regulations
  • Tax incentives for investors
  • Implications for specific industries



Shay Atluru (Moderator): President and CEO of DTC Inc. – Multidisciplinary Engineering Consulting Firm

Jon Skelton: Partner and Tax Law Attorney, Shumaker LLP – Full-service Business Law Firm

Christy Cardillo: Partner at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC – Certified Public Accounting Firm

Steven Stancel: GM of Economic Development, City of Sarasota

Joel Freedman: President of Freedman Consulting and Development, LLC