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From National LISC:
10.23.2018 -

LISC CEO & Rep. Fred Upton on the Potent Promise of Opportunity Zones

Maurice A. Jones and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) co-authored a blog for The Hill, making a strong case for how Opportunity Zones can attract unprecedented capital to underinvested places—if the necessary oversight and guiderails are in place. Under the right circumstances, OZs could channel some $6 trillion into American communities, leveraging local talent, assets ...

From National LISC:
10.23.2018 -

LISC in the NYT: A Creative Take on Impact Investing

This week, the New York Times spotlights LISC NYC’s Inclusive Creative Economy Fund and the wide-reaching benefits of impact investing in creative industries. The LISC fund fuels loans to build and preserve work spaces for artisans and entrepreneurs who would otherwise be edged out of the market by high New York City real estate ...

From National LISC:
7.26.2018 -

Making Sure Opportunity Zones Create Opportunity For All

An article in ImpactAlpha describes early efforts by community development groups, like LISC, and foundations to manage Opportunity Zone funds in a way that will maximize benefits for underinvested communities and the people who live and work there. These strategies deal head-on with the stated goal of the new tax legislation: to spur economic development ...