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Search Results: Opportunity Zones
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Opportunity Zones: State of the Marketplace 2021
This 2021 EIG report explores whether the Opportunity Zones policy and regulations are working as intended, what its early effects have been, and details the improvements needed to ensure the policy fulfills its promise. While the early findings...
How States Can Direct Economic Development to Places and People in NeedMembers only Login
To address local disparities and help struggling areas thrive, governments at all levels have spent billions of dollars on a range of geographically targeted, or "place-based," economic development programs — mostly in the form of financial...
698 Prospect Phase I: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases 698 Prospect, a multi-phase development in North Carolina that includes student housing, commercial, and retail space. Impact investor Woodforest CEI-Boulos Opportunity Fund was...
Agile Space Industries: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases Agile Space Industries located in Durango, CO. Agile designs, manufactures, and tests integrated aerospace propulsion systems, and has the only independent propulsion test facility...
MLK Gateway I: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases the MLK Gateway in Washington, DC. Located in the Anacostia neighborhood, MLK Gateway will bring new life to a historic Main Street corridor through a center of commerce, culture,...
Large-Scale Solar Development: A Playbook for Southwest VirginiaMembers only Login
To ensure that Virginia's coal country doesn't miss out on opportunities in large-scale solar, the Solar Foundation and the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia have developed a step-by-step guide for how municipalities and counties can encourage...
Leveraging Development Finance Tools to Attract Opportunity Zone Investment
This guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, provides an overview of various development finance tools and suggestions for how communities could use these tools to finance projects in Opportunity Zones. Each section includes additional resources to learn...
Five Strategies for Engaging Opportunity Zone Investors
This quick guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, outlines five key strategies for engaging Opportunity Zones investors including resources and tips that can help communities attract investment to their revitalization efforts.
How to Create an Investor Ready Project - The Opportunity Exchange
The first piece in the Opportunity Exchange’s Community Development Playbook deals with a big roadblock projects face - getting funded. When it comes to getting investors interested, the secret to success is a great project pitch. This piece breaks...
Tax Incentives for Opportunity Zones - Congressional Research Service
This Congressional Research Service report discusses (1) which census tracts have been designated as an OZ, (2) what types of entities are eligible as QOFs, (3) the tax benefits of investments in QOFs, (4) a summary of IRS/Treasury regulations...
Delivering Opportunity: A Diagnostic and Strategy Playbook to Maximize Indiana’s Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
To overcome binding constraints on the market’s growth and maximize the potential of the new federal OZ incentives for Indiana communities, EIG authored this report and mapped out several strategies that should be considered to unlock more capital...
A New Agenda for Community Development Finance - Urban InstituteMembers only Login
In this brief, the Urban Institute identifies seven big ideas to address these concerns that together constitute their “New Agenda for Community Development Finance.” The Seven Big Ideas would Expand Access to Capital, Lessen Racial Disparities, and...
Advancing Education and Child Development in Opportunity Zones
Recovering from the pandemic and addressing the intergenerational inequities that have stunted personal and national prosperity will require an all-hands-on-deck effort. This guide is intended for government officials, community members, education...
The Impact of Opportunity Zones: An Initial AssessmentMembers only Login
This report from the White House' Council of Economic Advisers compares the advantages of OZs with those of other Federal antipoverty programs and documents the characteristics of the nearly 8,800 low-income communities designated as OZs. It also...
Opportunity Zones: A Place-Based Incentive for Investment in Low-Income Communities
Section 1400Z,2 of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created a new place-based tax incentive intended to spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities designated as “Opportunity Zones.” Although Opportunity Zones (OZs) are the...
How Opportunity Zones Can Help Accelerate Post-COVID Economic Resurgence: A Milken Institute Working PaperMembers only Login
In a post-COVID world, it will be imperative to invest in our underserved communities’ capacity to serve themselves, and in their resilience. Opportunity Zones are one tool to drive this effort. The Milken Institute has developed this state and...
Opportunity Virginia Annual Report 2019-2020
Opportunity Virginia's 2019-2020 Annual Report discusses their goals and strategies to ensure that VA Opportunity Zones attract investments that will make inclusive and equitable economic growth a priority alongside the market-driven capital flows.
What State and Local Governments Can Do to Support Federal Opportunity Zones Investments
The July 2020 Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits looks at various ways communities can assist in securing Opportunity Zone investments in affordable housing. Suggested strategies include combining OZs with other development finance tools, leasing...
Applying the Opportunity Zones Program in the Wake of the COVID-19 PandemicMembers only Login
In light of the unprecedented economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, taxpayers with short-term or long-term capital gain income generated in 2019, or in early 2020, can use the OZ program to invest the qualified gains in a QOF for a...
Opportunity Zone Rule Changes Due to COVID-19 - Frost Brown Todd
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS recently issued IRS Notice 2020-39, which provides certain relief related to the calculation of time-sensitive deadlines under the federal Opportunity Zone program outlined in Internal Revenue...
An Early Assessment of Opportunity Zones for Equitable Development ProjectsMembers only Login
Despite being viewed primarily as an economic development tool in low-income communities—that is, positioning the local economy on a higher growth trajectory—many proponents have suggested that OZs also have a community development purpose of...
Financing Affordable Housing and Small Businesses through Opportunity Zones - Lessons from Cuyahoga County, Ohio Members only Login
The Opportunity Zones tax incentive, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, was designed to spur investment in low-income and undercapitalized communities. The experiences of investors, developers, government officials, and business...
Opportunity Zones Best Practices Report to the President from The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Members only Login
This is the third report issued by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council as required under Executive Order 13853, and outlines best practices that could be integrated into public and private investments in urban and economically...
Qualified Opportunity Zones: What Investors Should Know - Wells Fargo
This analysis from Wells Fargo discusses what investors need to know about Qualified Opportunity Zones. Wells Fargo Bank will also be publishing companion article(s) which will provide a more in-depth analysis of the operation of Qualified...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - Ox Fibre ApartmentsMembers only Login
Ox Fibre Apartments will bring 83 new affordable apartments to Frederick, MD—a growing community located within one hour of both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Layering Opportunity Zones equity with state LIHTC, federal Historic Tax Credits (HTC),...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - Parramore OaksMembers only Login
Parramore Oaks will bring 120 new energy-efficient homes and a boost of economic activity to a downtown Orlando, FL community. It is a new energy-efficient apartment building for families, bringing mixed-income with 96 affordable homes and 24...
Opportunity Zone Development Profile - The TappanMembers only Login
Cleveland-based Sustainable Community Associates (SCA) have broken ground on their fourth development in the city—The Tappan—which will bring 95 new apartments and a bakery to the Tremont neighborhood.
IRS Regulations for Opportunity Zones & Brownfields RedevelopmentMembers only Login
This document provides an overview of information on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations with respect to brownfields investment in Opportunity Zones. Learn more about how Opportunity Zones can help local governments meet goals for sustainable...
COVID-19 Rebirth Using Proven Tools
This white paper looks at how 5 successful programs can be used to finance the recovery from COVID-19. The 5 programs are C-PACE and R-PACE, State Historic Tax Credits, State Opportunity Zones Programs, State New Markets Tax Credits, and Solar and...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Strategies for Catalyzing Investment in Communities
During the April 10, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, Bruce Katz from Drexel University, Rachel Reilly from the Economic Innovation Group, and Katie Kramer from CDFA examined relief efforts run by local governments, philanthropic...
City of Erie, PA Opportunity Zones Investment Prospectus 2.0Members only Login
This Reinvestment Roadmap was drafted by the City of Erie and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council.
The Substance and Significance of the Final Regulations on Opportunity Zones - EIG
EIG hosted a webinar with guest experts to discuss the final regulations on Opportunity Zones, released by Treasury and the IRS on December 19, 2019. Lisa Zarlenga of Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Michael Novogradac of Novogradac & Company LLP provided...
Opportunity Zones Fundamentals & The Latest Updates in New EnglandMembers only Login
Skye Morse from M&S Development presents on the Session: Opportunity Zones Fundamentals & The Latest Updates in New England during the New England Roundtable.
Where are Opportunity Zones? Perspectives from State & Local AgenciesMembers only Login
Ted Brady from Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development presents on the Session: Where are Opportunity Zones? Perspectives from State & Local Agencies in Boston during the New England Roundtable.
Opportunity Funds to Support Rural Development Members only Login
Carlos Mello from Finance Authority of Maine and Jonathan Tower from Arctaris Capital Partners presents on the Session: Opportunity Funds to Support Rural Development in Boston during the New England Roundtable.
Energy Financing in Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Wendy O'Malley from MassDevelopment presents on the Session: Energy Financing in Opportunity Zones in Boston during the New England Roundtable.
Energy Financing in Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Michael Baer from Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank presents on the Session: Energy Financing in Opportunity Zones in Boston during the New England Roundtable.
Treasury Releases Final Opportunity Zone Regulations - CohnReznick Analysis
This analysis of the final Opportunity Zones Regulations from CohnReznick highlights what they consider to be the most important elements of this comprehensive package.
Final Opportunity Zones Regulations
This document contains final regulations governing the extent to which taxpayers may elect the Federal income tax benefits provided by section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) with respect to certain equity interests in a qualified...
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Community Reinvestment Act
On December 13, 2019, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a proposal to modernize the agencies’ regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that have not been...
Leveraging Opportunity Zones to Boost Affordability in Hot Markets: Lessons from King County, WAMembers only Login
How can stakeholders use the Opportunity Zones incentive to benefit disinvested neighborhoods and expand access to affordable housing? The experiences of investors, developers, government officials, and philanthropy representatives show how the...
Cracking the Opportunity Zones Code - Steve Johnson, William Judge, James Hockaday, Jennifer Syx, Emil LisznianskyMembers only Login
Steve Johnson, William Judge, James Hockaday, Jennifer Syx, and Emil Liszniansky present Cracking the Opportunity Zones Code
Developing Opportunity Zone Partnerships that Drive Impact - Brad Elmer, Carlos Mello, Jonathan TowerMembers only Login
Brad Elmer, Carlos Mello, and Jonathan Tower present Developing Opportunity Zone Partnerships that Drive Impact
Opportunity Zones Strategy Meeting - Katie Kramer, Peter TruogMembers only Login
Katie Kramer and Peter Truog present Opportunity Zones Strategy Meeting.
Opportunity Zone Reporting & Reform Act of 2019 - Detailed SummaryMembers only Login
The proposal requires information reporting from both Opportunity Funds and their investors. QOFs are required to report identifying information, amount and composition of assets, names and taxpayer identification numbers of investors, the amounts...
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Investment Tools
This paper continues a white paper series demonstrating the ways in which traditional development financing is already supporting food systems, with a focus on finance tools that help to stimulate investment. An overview of investment tools, such as...
Where are Opportunity Zones? Perspectives from State & Local Agencies - Nunn & WarrenMembers only Login
Christopher Nunn, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and Camilla Warren, U.S. EPA, discussed Where are Opportunity Zones? Perspectives from State & Local Agencies during the Georgia Opportunity Zones: Driving Peach State Investment Conference...
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