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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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New program may spur additional business in Las Vegas

/   Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Located on the corner of Maryland Parkway and Dumont Boulevard, Champagne’s Cafe sits on the edge of one of 61 newly nominated opportunity zones in Nevada. … Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Read the full article here.

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New ‘Opportunity Zones’ could turn struggling cities into millennial magnets

/   Matt Fagan and Rodrigo Torrejon, NewJersey.com

Local officials from Bergen and Passaic counties are optimistic that a new program that creates Opportunity Zones, which give investors federal tax breaks to reinvest in urban areas, will inject some vigor into their cities. … Matt Fagan and Rodrigo Torrejon, NewJersey.com Read the full article here.

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Local leadership is key for successful Opportunity Zones

/   Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, The Hill

State and local leaders nationwide were surprised to learn that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law at the end of 2017, delivered them the most ambitious economic development investment incentive enacted since the Clinton Administration. … Steve Glickman and John Lettieri, The Hill Read the full article here.

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Trump Economic Adviser Talks Policy at IOP

/   Paul Tamburro & Meena Venkataramanan, The Harvard Crimson

Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors Kevin A. Hassett expressed optimism about President Donald Trump’s economic policy and spoke about his work on economically challenged communities at an Institute of Politics event Thursday. … By Paul Tamburro & Meena Venkataramanan, The Harvard Crimson Read the full article here.

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