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Community Wise Podcast: Opportunity Zones

Federal policy plays a huge role in community development efforts and no federal policy has been a hotter topic this year than opportunity zones. For this podcast, we have special guest Lisa Hall–a Senior Fellow at the Beeck Center at Georgetown University focusing on the inclusive economy–who has been on the forefront of thinking about how this new incentive will impact local communities.

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 and inclusive development already underway.