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Tucked Into the Tax Bill, A Plan to Help Distressed America

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  • Distressed Communities

    Revitalizing distressed communities through private investment

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    Supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of new business

  • Future of the Economy

    Championing a more innovative and accessible U.S. economy

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Investment tool could bring bucks to ‘opportunity zones’.

/   Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business

Economic development leaders from around Northeast Ohio are waiting to hear from the office of Gov. John Kasich about which distressed areas of the region will be able to use a new investment tool created in the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. … By Jay Miller, Crain’s Cleveland Business Read the full article…

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EIG Urges California To Re-Evaluate its Recommendations for Opportunity Zones Designations

Washington D.C. – Today, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a letter urging California to reconsider its preliminary recommendations for census tracts to be designated as Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones are a new national community investment incentive established by a bipartisan provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to connect low-income communities with long-term…

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Local leaders to apply for Opportunity Zone inclusion

/   Marcus Huff, Northern Wyoming Daily News

Representatives from the City of Worland, Town of Ten Sleep and Washakie County will meet with the Washakie Development Association today to discuss a new federal program to allow reinvestment in rural communities, under federal legislation passed in 2017. … By Marcus Huff, Northern Wyoming Daily News Read the full article here.

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National Governors’ Association 2017 Policy Institute for Governors’ Economic Advisors

Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

The 2017 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors brought together governors’ top economic development staff to network, learn from each other, and hear from experts who follow economic development trends across the states. The discussion topics included: entrepreneurship; model capital access programs for small business; venture capital in states; technology...

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VentureBeat BLUEPRINT 2018

Nevada Museum of Art

Tech companies on the coasts are finding it more difficult to attract and retain talent due to rising costs and quality of life impacts. Meanwhile, America’s fly over states are seeing an incredible tech resurgence and could offer up a solution to traditional tech centers looking for an HQ2 expansion....

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Sorenson Impact 2018 Winter Innovation Summit

David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

The Winter Innovation Summit is the premier cross-industry event in social impact, innovation, and investing. The 2018 Summit brought together policymakers, funders, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to explore the future of social innovation across the globe. EIG joined this exciting cadre of thinkers to explore the latest breakthroughs in social...

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