White House promotes opportunity zones as financing lines up

Momentum behind opportunity zones — geographic designations meant to draw in real estate investors through tax breaks — is building after the White House announced on Wednesday that it was establishing an Opportunity and Revitalization Council to foster public investments in qualified opportunity zones.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 13 Dec 2018

While establishment of the council may be mostly symbolic, it reflects the current administration’s thinking that growth in economically-deprived regions of the US can be spurred through supply-side tax incentives.

The council is designed to help businesses and governments access federal cash for local community needs, such ...

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