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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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Webinar: Opportunity Zones for Local Governments

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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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The State of Socioeconomic Need and Community Change in Opportunity Zones

This paper offers a detailed baselining of prevailing social and economic conditions across the country’s Opportunity Zones. It comes as this new policy is just beginning to take shape. The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the first of draft of proposed rulemaking in October 2018. Many unknowns remain, including some pertaining to fundamental functions…

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What to Know: U.S. Treasury Announces Proposed Guidance on Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued proposed regulations on the Opportunity Zones tax incentive and the operation of Opportunity Funds. This guidance is a significant first step that will help unlock market activity and economic impact in Opportunity Zones – but only a first step. Many key questions remain unanswered and additional rounds…

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