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What It Will Take to Keep the Promise of Opportunity Zones

A deep-diving article in Next City plumbs the potential promise and perils of Opportunity Zones. Regulation and oversight of the tax incentive program are crucial to allaying displacement and making sure investments benefit under-resourced communities. LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on the new wave of investors eager to get involved, noting that insuring ...

Community Development Experts Discuss a Shared Framework for Evaluating Impact of Opportunity Zone Investments

The New York Fed hosted a round table of community development investors, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the future of Opportunity Zones. Participants discussed the potential for a shared framework to evaluate the impact of investments in Opportunity Zones. NMSC CEO Kevin Boes stressed the importance including community members in conversations about Opportunity Fund investments ...

Philips Wharf Environmental Center will Become National Model

LISC New Markets and Growing Rural Communities Fund project, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center of Tilghman Island, was recognized for its innovative work in oyster aquaculture incubation and chosen as one of seven organizations nationwide to serve as a national model for traditional working waterfront communities seeking to strengthen the local economy.