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Seattle Sailboats

Capital Gains Tax Under Consideration in Seattle

A proposed capital gains tax would invest $37 million per year in solving affordable housing and homelessness crises in Seattle.

June 28, 2020 - The Urbanist

Millennial Commerce

Report Assesses Equity Outcomes for the Opportunity Zone Program

Critics have raised doubts and concerns about the potential misuse of the federal Opportunity Zone program since it was approved in 2017, but a new report finds some evidence that the program is working toward its promoted intention.

June 22, 2020 - Urban Institute

Boise Idaho

Popularity of Opportunity Zone Program Grows During the Pandemic

Investors are looking for safe places to park capital gains as volatility roils the stock market. Opportunity zone programs fit the bill.

May 22, 2020 - Bisnow


Oregon Could Trim Opportunity Zones Tax Break

The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.

January 19, 2020 - The Oregonian

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

How Smaller Cities Are Trying to Attract Opportunity Zone Investors

Cities and states are altering local policies to maximize benefits for private investors in Opportunity Zones.

May 1, 2019 - Governing

View of Portland, Oregon from Pittock Mansion

Oregon's 86 Opportunity Zones Include 'High Rent' Districts in Portland

Oregon is the latest state to join the nascent federal program, which is designed to stimulate investment in distressed areas.

May 29, 2018 - KGW

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

New Scrutiny for the Federal 'Opportunity Zones' Program

Opportunity Zones—a new federal program that flew under the radar of the GOP tax reform bill signed at the end of 2017—has been moving along and attracting new attention from media outlets.

April 27, 2018 - Opportunity360

Ohio River

Ohio Announces 320 'Opportunity Zones'

The new Opportunity Zones program is one to watch as states around the country throw their hats in the ring.

April 5, 2018 - CityBeat

Agricultural Land

Texas Designates 628 Opportunity Zones

The state of Texas gives an early indication of the potential scale of the new Opportunity Zones program—an emerging program that will be rolling out across the country in the coming days and weeks.

March 27, 2018 - Urban Edge

Downtown Flint Michigan along Saginaw Street

Mapping Potential 'Opportunity Zones'

The GOP tax reform bill enabled a potentially powerful new funding mechanism for struggling communities.

February 26, 2018 - Data-Smart City Solutions

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