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

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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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Five Questions: John Lettieri of EIG

While at the Sorensen Impact Winter Innovation Summit earlier this month we spoke to John Lettieri, President and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), about opportunity zones, misconceptions surrounding them, and what success might look like for them. Here is what he had to say.

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New Opportunity Zones Could Jumpstart Depressed Economies. If Only We Knew.

/   Benjamin Harris, Wall Street Journal

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created new Opportunity Zones designed to funnel much-needed investment to distressed communities.

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Amazon HQ2 Was an ‘Unfortunate Distraction’ From ‘Needy Communities’

/   J. Brian Charles, Governing Magazine

The online retail giant’s plans in New York attracted bad PR for a new federal program aimed at helping economically distressed areas like Long Island City.

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