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Impact investors mobilize around inclusive Opportunity Zones.

/   Dennis Price, Impact Alpha

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.

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Map plots Houston’s most economically distressed areas

/   Fernando Alfonso III, Houston Chronicle

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.

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Opportunity Zones are designed to address economic inequality within a community

/   Anjalee Khemlani, ROI NJ

Booker (D-N.J.) said Opportunity Zones, which are an attempt to tap nearly $6 trillion in unrealized capital, are a new tool in the toolboxes for businesses, which is also creating a moral case for investment in urban and rural areas. “I’m very proud that I’ve given the real practitioners of civic society, not senators or…

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Left Economy, Right Economy

/   Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

Republicans and Democrats are looking at the same set of facts and suddenly seeing very different things.

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Mapping America’s Most Distressed Areas

/   Keir Clarke, Maps Mania

The Distressed Communities Index ranks the economic well-being of every community in the United States. It uses seven different metrics to assess the economic state of every zip-code area. The 2017 DCI Map allows you to view the well-being score of every zip-code in the United States and to view each of the individual economic…

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