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Tax Credits Brings Back Legendary Buildings in Jacksonville

LISC New Markets project, Barnett Tower, is featured in the May 2018 issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. Vacant for decades, the former largest bank in Florida will be converted into commercial space and affordable housing in downtown Jacksonville.

Panacea or Problematic? The Possibilities in Opportunity Zones

A thoughtful piece by Enterprise Community Partners president Laurel Blatchford on the potential of Opportunity Zones - good and bad - and what states and communities can do now to ensure this new economic development tool works for residents of low-income communities, and not against them.

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LISC CEO to Congress: Here’s What Opportunity Zones Need To Succeed

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress this week, urging its members to implement Opportunity Zones in ways that will truly benefit Americans in underinvested communities. The policy can spur billions in private investment in the country’s most distressed census tracts and play a major role in closing ...