Well, thank you very much everybody. We have a great group of business leaders, tremendous leaders, throughout the country and even beyond, and we also have a tremendously talented and a good person, Senator, a friend of mine for a long time, Tim, Scott, and we're talking today about Opportunity Zones, putting people to work, and getting businesses started and creating a lot of good things and our tax plan, which has done so much -- the tax cuts, I call it, it really is, it's tax cuts and reform, it really creates some really big advantages for these opportunities. And, so, I will ask Senator Scott to say a few words, and then I might ask a few of the folks gathered around to say something, and I know you're not concerned with the press, because you're very good with the press, Tim. Thank you very much. Thank you. Mr. President, as you will recall, hopefully we spoke late last summer -- That's right -- about legislation that I thought would be very helpful to distressed communities. As you recall, I grew up in a single-parent household, came from one of the distressed communities, and we sat in these very chairs, and had a discussion about Opportunity Zones, and what it could mean for the future of this country. And within a couple of days, when you were on Air Force, One, you were talking positively about this legislation. In part because of your serious support of this legislation, I was able to get it included in the tax reform package, and now we are sitting on opportunity. I think it's a gold mine. A gold mine for so many kids, in so many communities that thus far have not had the access to opportunities. You're breathing in new hope into distressed communities around this country. And I want to say thank you for doing that. Thank you Tim. And we have leaders sitting around here, some investors, some mayors who will understand and appreciate the magnitude of opportunity that the Investing in Opportunity Act presents, and we think we're very thankful for folks, like the EIG group from the outside, initially brought the idea to us. And we had a great conversation, and now we're looking at ways through the guidance provided by the Treasury, to start seeing these Opportunity Zones manifesting in every single state in this country. Well, it's gonna be a great chance, and it really is the best word is opportunity. It will be a great opportunity. Maybe we could go around the room a little bit. You could say a little bit about the great job you've done. You have done a great job. Go ahead. Thank you Mr. President, and on behalf of the City of Norfolk, I want to thank you for coming to commission the Gerald Ford, and my governor Ralph Northam, who you had here Monday sends best wishes. This is a great opportunity, we're here to learn more about this opportunity for the City of Norfolk. We have the largest naval base in the world, and there is a community there, a segment of our community, that is high poverty and it's the St. Paul's quadrant, three public housing communities, about 1,700 units, 4,500 people, right next to downtown and we're looking forward to this Opportunity Fund being a tool to help us address, as we transform that community into an opportunity for all of our citizens and for the region. That's great, say hello to the governor. I'll tell him. Thank you very much. Mr. President, thank you for having me here. I represent community banks. Minority community banks, and also national community banks. So what we would like clarification on, and hope that you will help assist more of the guidelines and including community banks that serve not only urban communities but also rural communities, to allow them to be approved to receive capital investments. And in doing that, you're already leveraging a platform that has been in existence that has have been providing mortgages, consumer loans and business loans for decades. And so if, opportunity's own fund can you know, support this initiative for community banks, it would be a tremendous victory for us. Very good. We were looking at that, as you know. Steve Case? First of all, thank you for including the Opportunity Zones in the legislation, and with Senator Scott's... with Senator Booker, it was nice to see bipartisan support for this provision, and it's critically important, as we're talking earlier, in our meeting, last year, 75% of venture capital in the United States went to three states: California, New York and Massachusetts, 75%. The other, you know, 47 states fight over the other 25%, and since start-ups are the major job creators, if we're only backing startups in Silicon Valley or in New York and Boston, and not in Des Moines or Detroit or... or Charleston, or other parts of the country, we shouldn't be surprised a lot of people feel kind of left out and left behind. So we have to level the playing field, so everybody, everywhere, really feels like they have a shot at the American dream. And we can only do that if we make sure, you know, capital flows everywhere, and this provision, you know, the Treasury Department's already taking the first steps. Then there's Secretary Mnuchin's leadership, and hopefully, in the next few weeks, the rules will be clarified in a way that will help not just on the real estate side, but also on the startup side, and we can create -- back more startups in more places that create more jobs in more places and get more people in more parts of the country a reason to wake up in the morning and be hopeful about the future, as opposed to anxious about the future. So it's very important provision. Hopefully, everybody in the administration will make a priority out of making sure that it's put in place quickly, and the rules are written in a way that's very supportive of this next generation of startups all across the country. So, thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Walter? Walter Davis, Charlotte, North Carolina. I'm retired banker and now investor. That's right next to being an attorney. And so for us, I'm really excited, because what this does is to give us an opportunity to unleash capital in communities that have been left out. The flow of capital is a mother's milk of any great economy. And so when you don't have it in certain communities, you don't have the opportunities for economic mobility and for people to thrive, and so what this does is give a non-traditional way of capital to flow to these communities, so that the people on the ground are truly impacted. So, thank you for your support for this, you and Senator Scott. We really appreciated it. Thank you. Great job you've done too. Thank you very much. Gary? Gary Hobbs. I own a small business in Indianapolis, Indiana, we focus on urban -- -- oh good, good. Good man. I know vice president very well -- but yeah, we do a lot of urban development and construction, leveraging a lot of the great tools we have already: new market tax credits, one-time housing tax credits, CDBG funds, home funds and so forth, and we see this tool here is just another option here for us to do good things in our community, such as creating a path of... pathways to self-sufficiency for single parents. And we do a lot of work that we're supportive of individuals that are homeless, and we see this as a great opportunity to expand that those offerings here through, not only throughout Indiana but throughout the country. So grateful for this new tool in the law and excited about leverage -- and I'm not sure me know the folks in our business sector want to see an opportunity to leverage this tool as well. Thank you. That's beautiful, and keep up the good work. That's very important work. Our Secretary of the Treasury, Steve? We're thrilled that this was included in the tax plan. Aery, very important part of our economic development goal, and we're busy working at the IRS. We just sent out a letter to all the governors, make sure that we understand in the states where they want to put the money to work, and we're excited to get this going. So big impact on all these areas and the economy. Thank you Steven for your hard work. Thank you Senator. The Treasury has responded very quickly with guidance to the governors, which is key to seeing this action manifest in communities throughout this country. Jesse? Jesse Knight Jr., former energy executive, and now philanthropist and dedicated to giving back to this great country for what my wife and I have been able to achieve. And I want to thank you for your leadership, and Senator Scott, your leadership, because this is an opportunity, for the first time, that I think the government is allowing the private sector to take a lead to try to build a foundation of wealth for a community that heretofore has not been able to participate. And I'm very excited about being a part of this, and there are a number of conservative business, African-American and other minority executives, who are making a contribution to make this come real, so we can get the lift for the our country. Great job. Thank you very much. Jim Sorenson. I'm an entrepreneur, I'm an investor, but most recently an impact investor. We invest just in businesses that we think help to benefit society, and we see this as a tremendous, you know, new policy that is really unknown in the Tax Reform Act. Not many people knew about this, but it has tremendous benefits to 50 million people that live in these distressed areas, and it does this by providing them with economic opportunity to be able to help themselves through access to capital that will help create new startups that create jobs, and we think this is a tremendous opportunity to build on. We look forward to this being a great thing in the country. Thank you, Jim. Thank you. Mr. President, Erin Stewart, New Britain, Connecticut, youngest female Republican mayor. Oh, that's very impressive! [Laughter] I represent a community about 77,000 people, very, very high poverty community. We get lost when it comes between Boston in New York and, as you can imagine, there's not much moving into Connecticut these days. So this is an opportunity -- and we keep using the word opportunity, and it's so fitting -- this is an opportunity to transform a community like mine, that is still, the poverty rate is high enough, but we're small enough that even an investment, even of a couple million dollars would have the ability to transform lives and direct lives, and we're really grateful. Thank you How did you feel when Connecticut lost General Electric? That was not a good day. No. That's not supposed to happen. And only the first of many. Well, if you were governor that would not have happened right? I think that would not have happened. It would not have, sir. You've done a great job. You've done a great job. Thank you. Tim, anything further to say? I just think, the important key points is to realize that Treasury is working very hard on getting the guidance out. We have investors in the room who are very interested and engaged in the process. Of one of the things that would be very helpful for us is written comments as it relates to how can we steer the guidance in the right direction so as to benefit the communities that we've served. I think Steve did a really good job talking about venture capital, where it goes today, and what it would take for it to go someplace different tomorrow. I would love to see more opportunities, access to capital in South Carolina starting on day one, and there are great ideas that I'm sure Ivanka and others will have an opportunity to discuss with you at a later time. Ivanka, would you like to say something? You've been pushing this very hard. I've been tremendously pleased to be able to have such a robust discussion with so many in this room today, and prior to today, and Senator Scott, our leadership on this has been incredible. So creating the incentive to bring capital into communities that are currently being overlooked is just a tremendous opportunity, and... and the fact that this was integrated into the tax bill, which is already proving to be so beneficial for... for people all over this country, is just another element as we start to... to rebuild those distressed communities, of which 60... or 53 million Americans live in them today. So, so this will target those areas and create a lot of investment opportunities. So, thank you all for your comments and your feedback, and Senator, thank you for your leadership. I will say the success that we got over the child tax credit, if that is an example of what's possible, good things are coming our way. Thank you all very much. Thank you. Mr. President why have you not spoken out against domestic violence? Do you believe the women are being [Inaudible]? I am opposed to domestic violence, and everybody here knows that. I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn't even have to be said. So, now you hear it, but you all know it. Thank you all very much. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you Mr. President for your time.