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Opportunity Funds — The new tax bill’s incentive to spur investments into certain community development projects

/   Alveno N. Castilla and Ashley N. Wicks, Mississippi Business Journal

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted Dec. 22, 2017 (the “Act”), offers new tax incentives aimed at benefiting low-income communities (“LICs”) (as defined under the new markets tax credit (“NMTC”) regulations) through the creation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (“Opportunity Zones”). … By Alveno N. Castilla and Ashley N. Wicks, Mississippi Business Journal Read the…

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A new ‘opportunity’ for N.J.’s low-income zones

/   Albert B. Kelly, NJ.com

I’ve heard it said that in the business of life, timing is everything. When it comes to opportunity in New Jersey, and specifically the federal “Opportunity Zone” program, the timing seems to be pretty good. … By Albert B. Kelly, NJ.com Read the full article here.

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GOP tax bill provision aims to create ‘opportunity’ in distressed communities

/   Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Much has been said about the tax reform bill over the last couple of months, but few have noticed a provision that gives states a new tool to revitalize struggling communities. … By Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Read the full article here.

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Opportunity Zones are a chance for us to rebuild rural America

/   Matthew Dunne, The Hill

Buried deep in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 is an interesting prospect for struggling communities. … By Matthew Dunne, The Hill Read the full article here.

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Reader Feedback: Thanks To Our Legislators

/   Staff, Denver Business Journal

The good news is that members of the Colorado congressional delegation are leading the charge to reverse these trends for Colorado residents living in distressed areas by sponsoring the Investing in Opportunity Act. At a time when the American Dream seems in doubt for many, Sens. Bennet and Gardner and Rep. Polis deserve credit for…

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