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Student Loan Debt Causes Fewer Borrowers to Pursue Entrepreneurship

/   Jamie Johnson, The Student Loan Report

The number of college graduates has gone up significantly since 2000, but fewer graduates in recent years are taking the initiative to start their own businesses. Many would-be entrepreneurs say student loan debt is to blame, Quartz reported.

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Now Is The Time To Invest In Distressed Communities Across America.

/   Eddie Lorin, Forbes

Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the U.S. government will be offering taxpayers certain incentives designed to encourage long-term investments in distressed communities and government partitioned low-income areas across the country. These areas, called Opportunity Zones, are designated by the governor of each state and could literally be right in your surrounding…

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The American Dream Deferred

/   Sen. Cory Booker, Brookings Institution

My father was born in the small, segregated mountain town of Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1936. Less than 100 years before his birth, enslaved black Americans were building Hendersonville’s Main Street.

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New Economic Development Tool for Alexandria?

/   Dan Brendel, Alexandria Gazette Packet

Out of 12 that were eligible, four of Alexandria’s 38 census tracts have been identified as “opportunity zones” under the new federal tax law. As a nationwide incentive to increase private investment in economically distressed communities, capital gains reinvested in real estate and businesses in these zones will receive tax benefits.

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Accelerator For America To Meet In Las Vegas 6/25-26.

/   PR Newswire, Business Insider

Accelerator for America, a national non-profit focused on launching local initiatives on jobs and infrastructure that can be replicated city-by-city across the nation, will convene its Advisory Council in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26 at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Training Center.

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