Revitalizing distressed communities through private investment
Supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of new business
Future of the Economy
Championing a more innovative and accessible U.S. economy
Opportunity Zones: The Map Comes Into Focus
In one of the country’s boldest recent experiments in federalism, Congress called on the chief executives of every state and territory to nominate up to a quarter of the low-income communities in their jurisdictions as Opportunity Zones.
Key takeaways: The first phase of Opportunity Zones implementation is now complete: The U.S. Treasury Secretary has now certified the census tracts nominated by the governor of every U.S. state and territory and the mayor of Washington, D.C. For the next ten years, private investors will be eligible for certain tax benefits in return for…
The passage of the Investing in Opportunity Act created equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety. Now, worry has, at least in part, begun to shift toward a mobilization of resources, networks and identified best practices for effective community investment.
A bulk of Houston’s most distressed areas can be found in the city’s northeast and southeast sides, according to an analysis by the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a public policy organization founded in 2013. EIG’s Distressed Communities Index (DCI) took seven metrics and combined them into a single measurement of community economic well-being.
The National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, held annually in Washington, D.C., brings together over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. The 2018 Legislative Conference was a can’t-miss event, serving to elevate the county voice at the national...
Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest tour has traveled 8,000 miles to 33 cities and invested in local startups across the country. At each stop, ROTR hosts a pitch competition, showcasing the best startups in each city — the winner takes home a $100,000 investment from the Rise of...
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...