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Opportunity Zones

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Developers are working to attract tenants to co-working spaces, in a relationship that they say benefits companies as well as surrounding communities.
The New York Times
June 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Covington plan was already in line to receive massive subsidies from the city of Baltimore. Now the plan will be the beneficiary of the new federal Opportunity Zone program as well.
ProPublica
May 16, 2019, 10am PDT
Before his death in March, Hussle has plans for an opportunity zone investment fund that would ensure the community wouldn’t lose out in the development process.
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2019, 6am PDT
There is now an organization calling itself a "Chamber of Commerce" for opportunity zones.
Bloomberg Tax
May 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states are altering local policies to maximize benefits for private investors in Opportunity Zones.
Governing
April 5, 2019, 8am PDT
Boulder declared a moratorium on development in a federally designated Opportunity Zone back in December. Here's how the decision has played out so far.
Next City
February 27, 2019, 10am PST
A new program announced by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is designed to encourage Opportunity Zone investments that address poverty and underinvestment.
The Real Deal
January 29, 2019, 2pm PST
Call it "Tax Breaklandia," according to this Bloomberg article.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
January 14, 2019, 12pm PST
Developments around the mall are now subject to tax breaks as part of a new program meant to aid disadvantaged communities.
StarTribune
December 19, 2018, 11am PST
From opportunity zone to 'opportunity-free zone.'
Daily Camera
December 18, 2018, 7am PST
Some "Opportunity Zones" will deliver more social end environmental benefits than others.
MAPS
December 12, 2018, 11am PST
A new controversy about the Trump family's potential to profit from Trump administration policies emerged the same week as news that an executive order was forming a White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.
The New York Times
November 21, 2018, 6am PST
Concerns about the Opportunity Zone program created by the GOP tax bill passed in the waning hours of 2017—that it would enable gentrification and displacement for the profit of wealthy investors—won't be assuaged by this news.
The New York Times
November 10, 2018, 7am PST
A development project in Philadelphia is raising funds through a combination of Opportunity Zones benefits, federal tax credits, and crowdfunding.
Next City
October 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
A big day for developers as the Treasure Department paved the way for an anticipated $100 billion in private investment in underserved communities.
Insider Louisville
September 20, 2018, 9am PDT
Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.
The New Localism
July 31, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Louisville is making the most of the Opportunity Zone program in the early stages of the new federal program.
Insider Louisville
June 5, 2018, 8am PDT
The state of Georgia's Opportunity Zones designations included one choice that raised questions about the purpose of the new federal program.
WABE
May 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
Oregon is the latest state to join the nascent federal program, which is designed to stimulate investment in distressed areas.
KGW
April 27, 2018, 5am PDT
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.
Opportunity360