Posts in economic development
Mayor Tubbs Wants To Invest In People, Directly

Now Tubbs — the youngest mayor ever elected to a major American city when he took office at 26 — is leading a renaissance in Stockton, focused on three core initiatives: a guaranteed basic income, scholarships and opportunity zones. Tubbs hopes these initiatives will show Stockton’s youth that they cannot only be successful in their hometown, but thrive. 

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We Believe In Opportunity Zones. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Maintaining an unwavering commitment to the spirit of OZs for the equitable revitalization of distressed communities will be critical to their long term success.

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OZs by the Numbers, from Financial Stability to Life Expectancy

Opportunity Funds are launching, intrigued investors are beginning to liquidate capital gains, lawyers are getting involved, and communities are proactively working to court investors. Interest in Opportunity Zones — a federal tax incentive designed to stimulate economic investment in economically distressed communities across America — has never been greater.

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Opportunity Zones' Biggest Myths

Opponents of the legislation, argue that Opportunity Zones will benefit investors more than communities and pour fuel on to the flames of gentrification. To resolve some of this discrepancy between local excitement and national concern, let’s address some of the most common misconceptions about Opportunity Zones.

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