Opportunity Zones, created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are touted as a win-win: in return for generous tax breaks, investors finance community-development projects in neighborhoods facing economic challenges. There is already some concern, however, that wealthy investors will end up with convenient tax havens without actually improving the lives of lower- and middle- income residents, some of whom might ultimately be driven out of their own communities. Let the Foundation for Inclusion share insights from research on community participation and development success (it’s more complicated than you think) and review the hidden risks OZs pose to investors and communities alike. Presentation and half-day training available.
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