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Town nominated as opportunity zone

/   Mark Dykes, The Thermopolis Independent Record

During a recent meeting of the Thermopolis Town Council, Travel and Tourism Director Amanda Moeller said she did some paperwork for the State of Wyoming a couple months ago regarding opportunity zones, noting the town of Thermopolis was recommended by the governor to be such a zone. … Mark Dykes, The Thermopolis Independent Record Read more…

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The Investing in Opportunity Act: Hidden in the New Tax Bill, a Program to Help Charter Schools Secure Funds to Expand in High-Needs Areas

/   John Bailey, The 74

Tucked away in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a little-noticed program called the Investing in Opportunity Act, which could bring much-needed financial investments to some of the nation’s most distressed communities. … John Bailey, The 74 Read more here.

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City announces new efforts to improve Kearney Street, north and central Springfield

/   Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader

At a news conference Wednesday morning, city and chamber officials announced new economic-development resources, many of which go toward improving Kearney Street and elsewhere in north Springfield. … Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader Read more here.

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APC to focus on Acadiana’s downtowns in designation of opportunity zones

/   Staff, KATC News

The Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) announces the recent designation of opportunity zones, by Governor John Bel Edwards, throughout the Acadiana region.  said it will translate to new business in the near future. … By Staff, KATC News Read the full article here.

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Downtown, University Avenue nominated for tax breaks

/   Claire Taylor, The Daily Advertiser

Tax breaks to encourage investment in economically depressed areas could be available soon in seven Lafayette Census tracts, including around University Avenue and downtown. … By Claire Taylor, The Daily Advertiser Read the full article here.

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Jeffersonville designated as ‘Opportunity Zone’ to attract new investment

/   Katrina Helmer, WDRB News

The city of Jeffersonville is raking in new grant money for different projects around town, and the Mayor Mike Moore said it will translate to new business in the near future. … By Katrina Helmer, WDRB News Read the full article here.

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