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Opportunity Zones: The Map Comes Into Focus

Key takeaways: The first phase of Opportunity Zones implementation is now complete: The U.S. Treasury Secretary has now certified the census tracts nominated by the governor of every U.S. state and territory and the mayor of Washington, D.C. For the next ten years, private investors will be eligible for certain tax benefits in return for…

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Escape Velocity

How Elite Communities Are Pulling Away in the 21st Century Race for Jobs, Businesses, and Human Capital

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Joint Economic Committee Hearing on The Promise of Opportunity Zones

May 17, 2018: John W Lettieri, Economic Innovation Group *Watch the full hearing here.

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The 2017 Distressed Communities Index

The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) combines seven complementary metrics into a broad-based assessment of community economic well-being in the United States.

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Latest Data Show Entrepreneurship Remains Subdued in the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest annual update of its Business Dynamics Statistics dataset yesterday. The dataset is a critical source of information on trends in new business formation and the broader company landscape in the United States. Unfortunately, the new Census data underscores that, even as many areas of the economy continue to recover from…

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