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Search Results: Opportunity Zones\Case Studies
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Highlighting PACE Projects in Opportunity Zones - Rachel Davis--Chris Jones--Colin-KalvasMembers only Login
Rachel Davis, Chris Jones, and Colin Kalvas from Bricker & Eckler presents on Highlighting PACE Projects in Opportunity Zones in Ohio during the Ohio Roundtable.
Developing a Local Opportunity Zones Strategy - Mandy MallottMembers only Login
Mandy Mallott from City of Columbus presents on Developing a Local Opportunity Zones Strategy in Ohio during the Ohio Roundtable
Case Studies - Alfred PuchalaMembers only Login
Alfred Puchala with CapZone Impact Investments presents on Case Studies during the Intro Opportunity Zones Finance WebCourse.
Navigating the Opportunity Zones: A Playbook for Community Development
CDFA and LISC collaborated on this report, which is designed to offer community organizations an overview of the possible trajectories and best practices to consider when designing community-based Opportunity Zones strategies.
Case Studies and New Opportunities in Sustainable Infrastructure FinanceMembers only Login
David Rogers from Frost Brown Todd offers case studies and creative financing structures to support sustainable infrastructure projects at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Knox McLaughlin Gornall & SennettMembers only Login
Tim Wachter with Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett presents on how Erie, Pennsylvania is preparing for and attracting Opportunity Zones investments.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Erie Regional Chamber and Growth PartnershipMembers only Login
Jake Rouch with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership presents on the City of Erie Investment Prospectus.
OZ Workshop - Case Study - Husch Blackwell LLPMembers only Login
Rebecca Mitich with Husch Blackwell LLP presents an Opportunity Zones case study from Milwaukee, WI.
Columbus, OH Opportunity Zones Investment ProspectusMembers only Login
Columbus, OH has released an Opportunity Zones Investment Prospectus.
Opportunity Zones in Transit CorridorsMembers only Login
Christine Mackay discusses Opportunity Zones in Transit Corridors during AZ Opportunity Zones & Funds Conference.
City of Erie, PA Opportunity Zone Prospectus
The Investment Prospectus is a clear story of the current state of Erie, showcasing the ten year potential that makes Erie, the only port city in Pennsylvania, a Community of Choice.
Kansas City Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Gary Sage with the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO covers Kansas City's submissions for opportunity zones.
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