Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

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Facilitating Economic Revitalization in Milwaukee

/   Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Press Release

Following the designation of 36 opportunity zones in Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement: … Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Press Release Read more here.

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Zones in Ontario, Nyssa enable tax relief on capital gains

/   Staff , The Argus Observer

Ontario and Nyssa areas have been nominated to be opportunity zones under a federal tax incentive program to encourage investment in low-income communities. … Staff, The Argus Observer Read more here.

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Parts of Butte and Anaconda nominated for new investment incentive program

/   Annie Pentilla, Montana Standard

Economic development advocates in Butte and Anaconda are hoping a new program that offers tax breaks for those who invest in under-served areas will spur interest in the Smelter and Mining cities. … Annie Pentilla, Montana Standard Read more here.

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Town nominated as opportunity zone

/   Mark Dykes, The Thermopolis Independent Record

During a recent meeting of the Thermopolis Town Council, Travel and Tourism Director Amanda Moeller said she did some paperwork for the State of Wyoming a couple months ago regarding opportunity zones, noting the town of Thermopolis was recommended by the governor to be such a zone. … Mark Dykes, The Thermopolis Independent Record Read more…

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The Investing in Opportunity Act: Hidden in the New Tax Bill, a Program to Help Charter Schools Secure Funds to Expand in High-Needs Areas

/   John Bailey, The 74

Tucked away in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a little-noticed program called the Investing in Opportunity Act, which could bring much-needed financial investments to some of the nation’s most distressed communities. … John Bailey, The 74 Read more here.

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City announces new efforts to improve Kearney Street, north and central Springfield

/   Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader

At a news conference Wednesday morning, city and chamber officials announced new economic-development resources, many of which go toward improving Kearney Street and elsewhere in north Springfield. … Gregory J. Holman, Springfield News-Leader Read more here.

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