Is Your City Prepared for the Opportunity Zone Impact?

Accelerator for America wants to help governments and municipalities prepare for increased OZ investments.

Under AoA’s guidance, 30 cities to date have drafted Investment Prospectuses, clearly outlining their preparations for OZ impact. Their reasoning: “We’re saying, ‘If you’re going to put capital into these communities, here are the communities that are ready, and these are the things the community actually wants to do.’”

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Private Equity Funds Should Consider the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program

A case for PE funds to embrace OZ incentives.

“Not only can private equity funds and their investors take advantage of the federal tax benefits under the new Qualified Opportunity Zones program, in many cases they are uniquely positioned to do so.”

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For Travis County, Texas, Opportunity Is Definitely Calling

A new report ranks the country’s top 306 counties for Opportunity Zone investments, and Austin’s Travis County is No. 1.

The report factored in employment, gross domestic product, population growth, poverty rates, and education level of the labor force. The data highlights a major point made by developers and Opportunity Zones experts: not all zones are created equal.

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Opportunity Zones: Will Upcoming Proposed Regulations Be Business Friendly?

Treasury decisions could make or break OZ for operating businesses.

“Given the pent-up demand for these investment opportunities, we expect that business activity, fund formation, and fund raising will move at a rapid pace once further guidance is issued.”