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

Maurice A. Jones testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress on Thursday, May 17th, 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 the opportunity gap, he said. But we need federal tax incentives and other strategies to help the program succeed.
 


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The social media discussion that followed alongside the testimonies before the Joint Economic Committee.

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Full Written Testimony

Read Maurice's full written and oral statements submitted to the Joint Economic Committee. 

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