Original article courtesy for the Steamboat Pilot and Today: https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/four-points-funding-hires-economic-development-specialist/
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Stephanie Copeland will join Four Points Funding as a managing partner when she leaves her role as executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade at the end of the year.
Copeland will be tasked with helping Four Points expand the first Opportunity Zone fund focused on rural Colorado. Based in Steamboat Springs, Four Points Funding invests in rural Colorado communities through its Opportunity Zone fund, Rural COZ, and operates western Colorado’s premier angel syndicate, which is dedicated to finding and enabling early stage companies in rural Colorado.
“We are incredibly excited to have Stephanie join us,” Four Points founder Chris Montgomery was quoted as saying in a news release. “Stephanie is at the forefront nationally in working to make sure that Opportunity Zones fulfill their designated intent of steering capital gains into underserved communities. Her experience working with local communities and bringing all the stakeholders to the table will be vital as we move forward investing in rural Colorado.”
Four Points Funding is actively raising funding for projects that are profit driven, real estate backed, tax deferred and impact motivated. With 60 percent of Colorado’s Opportunity Zone tract designations located in rural communities served or targeted by Four Points Funding, Opportunity Zone projects have become a natural area of focus for Four Points Funding.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Four Points Funding team and their focus on unlocking the potential of rural Colorado,” Copeland said in the release.
Copeland will start her new job Jan. 1.