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Opportunity Zones and Institutional Reform

Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak of The Brookings Institution will create an "Investment Prospectus" to enable cities, counties and states to identify concrete investable projects and propositions in designated Opportunity Zones, a typology of designated census tracts to identity investment possibilities of distinct urban geographies and an Institutional Audit that cities can use to assess ...

Did States Maximize their Opportunity Zones Selections?

The Urban Institute published an analysis of Opportunity Zone designations as of May 2018, evaluating the needs of the communities in selected census tracts and their potential to benefit from Opportunity Zone tax incentives.

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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 ...