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The Unique Challenges COVID-19 Poses to America’s Distressed Communities

By Daniel Newman and Kenan Fikri Americans living in distressed communities are about to be hit by a one-two punch from the economic and healthcare crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Louisiana—where nearly one-third of residents live in an economically struggling community—is now well on its way to being one of the hardest struck by…

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Understanding the Paycheck Protection Program

A Lifeline for Small Businesses Included in the Phase III COVID-19 Relief Bill By John Lettieri and Catherine Lyons What is the Paycheck Protection Program? Title 1 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, which provides relief for small businesses and their employees…

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Policy responses to the Great Recession failed entrepreneurs; We can’t make that mistake again

By: Kenan Fikri Americans are losing their jobs. Production lines are halting. Main Streets are shuttering in real time. Washington is preparing to take bold action to save the economy from the fallout of COVID-19. Inevitably, today’s legislative response will carry some unintended consequences tomorrow. For evidence look no further than the Great Recession and…

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OZ Webinar Series: Investing Along Main Street

Join the Economic Innovation Group and Main Street America to learn about emerging strategies for Main Street revitalization and business growth in Opportunity Zones. Local leaders are looking to Opportunity Zones as a tool to attract private investment and breathe new life into their communities’ commercial corridors and business districts....

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OZ Webinar Series: Latest Insights from the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

Join the Economic Innovation Group and Alfonso Costa, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for an in-depth discussion of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council’s recent report on activities completed by the Council in its first year.  The Council, which is...

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OZ Webinar Series: The Substance and Significance of the Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones

Register Here Join the Economic Innovation Group, Steptoe, and Novogradac for a webinar on the final regulations on Opportunity Zones, which Treasury and the IRS released on December 19, 2019. Expert speakers will provide a detailed overview of key provisions, discuss how the newly-minted rules may influence investment activity, and...

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