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Officials optimistic on ‘Opportunity Zone’ program

/   Bruce Mills, Sumter Item

In a business environment where every dollar counts, Sumter and Lee County officials are hopeful a new federal tax incentive program will help spur industrial and commercial development in their communities by companies. … By Bruce Mills, Sumter Item Read the full article here.

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State Extends Opportunity Zone Request Period

/   Kevin Flowers, Go Erie

The Wolf administration now has until April 20 to evaluate submissions for the federal program, which provides tax incentives to investors to encourage economic development. … By Kevin Flowers, Go Erie Read the full article here.

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Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Trey Gowdy on “Face the Nation,” April 1, 2018.

/   Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation

Rep. Trey Gowdy, who grew up in an affluent white family, and Sen. Tim Scott, who is black and grew up in a poor, single-parent home, view their friendship as an unlikely one. … By Margaret Brennan,  Face the Nation Read the full article here.

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LePage will pick 31 places to get tax breaks

/   Darren Fishell, Bangor Daily News

Gov. Paul LePage has an extra month to pick 31 areas of the state to receive federal tax benefits that aim to encourage new investment in economically depressed areas. The tax breaks are part of the Republican federal tax overhaul passed last year. … By Darren Fishell, Bangor Daily News Read the full article here.

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President Trump’s “Opportunity Zones” could help the majority of Fresno

/   George Hostetter, CVO Observer

President Trump wants to turn thousands of low-income areas across America into engines of economic development. … By George Hostetter, CVO Observer Read the full article here.

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Several local areas nominated for tax break ‘opportunity zones’

/   David Singer, WTOV9

Ohio Governor John Kasich has released a list of communities eligible for federal tax breaks. … By David Singer, WTOV9 Read the full article here.

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