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In rural Mississippi, still waiting on recovery

/   Howard Schneider, Reuters

Here’s what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009.

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Opportunity Zone Experts Voice Concerns Over Program’s Rules, Suggest Fixes In IRS Hearing

/   Jon Banister, Bisnow

The opportunity zone program has created tremendous buzz throughout the real estate industry over the last year, but many investors have been waiting on the sidelines until there is a complete set of federal regulations before deploying money into underserved areas.

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Impact of Opportunity Zones on Affordable Housing Not Yet Clear

/   Kevin Brass, Urbanland

A diverse group of experts presented a stark analysis of the rollout of federal Opportunity Zones during the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2019 conference in Newport Beach, California.

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Economic Innovation Group Releases New Paper on the Use and Abuse of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements

 Today, the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released a new paper, “The Use, Abuse, and Enforceability of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements: A Brief Review of the Theory, Evidence, and Recent Reform Efforts.” The paper, authored by University of Maryland Smith School of Business Professor Evan Starr, one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject, explores…

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Hilo, Kona designated as investment zones

/   Cameron Miculka, Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A federal program could bring new money to parts of Kailua-Kona and Hilo by encouraging investment in low-income communities across the country dubbed Opportunity Zones.

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