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04-19-19

What It Will Take for Opportunity Zones to Create Real Opportunity in America’s Economically Distressed Areas

Written by Howard Wial, ICIC

The Opportunity Zone program is the nation’s latest public policy attempt to encourage private investment in America’s economically distressed areas. In his policy brief, ICIC Senior Vice President and Director of Research Howard Wial argues that Opportunity Zones will benefit distressed communities only if investors, local governments, community organizations, and other organizations with a stake in the economic progress of low-income communities abide by four fundamental principles to guide investments in the zones. Read More



03-27-19

How Cities Can Help Entrepreneurs of Color Scale Up

Written by Kim Zeuli and Kathleen O’Shea, ICIC

Written by Kim Zeuli and Kathleen Shea, ICIC. This blog was originally published on Governing. The structural challenges that entrepreneurs of color face are well-documented, and disparities in business ownership are stark: While minorities make up 38 percent of the U.S. population, only 19 percent of businesses are minority-owned. Minority-owned firms earn ... Read More




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