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Watch: Bruce Katz on how communities create an OZ prospectus

Bruce Katz, the Director and Co-founder of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University, discusses how communities can engage in creating a prospectus for Opportunity Zone investments. Credit: The Enterprise Center

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EIG kicks off Opportunity Zones Webinar Series

The Economic Innovation Group held its first Opportunity Zones webinar for investors, community leaders, and stakeholders eager to take advantage of the Opportunity Zones incentive. A recording of the webinar can be found here with the slides here. EIG’s Catherine Lyons and Rachel Reilly led the webinar, walking participants through the basics of Opportunity Zones, regulatory actions from…

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America’s Biggest Economic Challenge May Be Demographic Decline

/   Neil Irwin, The New York Times

For many years, American economists have spoken of Japan and Western Europe as places where the slow grind of demographic change — masses of workers reaching retirement age, and smaller generations replacing them — has been a major drag on the economy. But it is increasingly outdated to think of that as a problem for…

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Webinar: Opportunity Zones for Local Governments

Video: https://youtu.be/v0-pkYnxusw  Slides: https://bit.ly/2HsBGVT 

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OZ Insights: IRS Hearing and Understanding Impact

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hosted a public hearing on the notice of proposed rulemaking for Investing in Opportunity Funds released last October. The hearing itself was a testament to the enthusiastic interest in the incentive: the line to get into the building was 90 minutes long at times, the auditorium was filled to…

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