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Gov. Newsom says Trump-backed investment program could boost California

/   Ronald Li, San Francisco Chronicle

Newsom said the Opportunity Zones program could help address two of the state’s major challenges: promoting energy investment to meet its climate change goals and providing funding for housing amid a shortage that has exacerbated income inequality.

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These Opportunity Zone Investors Want to Support Local Businesses

/   Zoe Sullivan, Next City

Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017, the federal government has created nearly 9,000 “Opportunity Zones” in the U.S. to stimulate investment in low-income communities.

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A nation of neighborhoods

/   John P. Bailey, AEI

Policymakers and business leaders are confronting two emerging challenges facing the country.

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Economic Innovation Group Welcomes Rachel Reilly as Director of Impact Strategy

Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that Rachel Reilly has joined the organization as director of impact strategy. In her new role, Rachel will take the lead on EIG’s efforts to support communities, policymakers and investors in their efforts to catalyze sustainable economic growth across the country through Opportunity Zones and…

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Seeking Opportunity Zone impact alpha

/   Dennis Price, ImpactAlpha

At least 20 Opportunity Funds are trying to raise more than $1 billion.

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The Use, Abuse, and Enforceability of Non-Compete and No-Poach Agreements

By Evan Starr, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Policymakers from across the political spectrum have zeroed in on non-competes and no-poach agreements as contributors to the steady decline of the United States’ storied economic dynamism. Economists have documented that these rapidly-spreading provisions deter entrepreneurship, prevent workers from earning what…

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