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The U.S. tries to boost poor neighborhoods, again. Will it work this time?

Mar 26, 2018
Some experts refer to Opportunity Zones as "a zombie program, staggering on despite moribund results."
The one-time Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, has been turned into a seven-story research lab.

New tax law may provide window of opportunity for impoverished areas

Mar 21, 2018
It’s an ongoing problem: how to transform persistently poor parts of the country? Well a program coming out of the new tax law hopes to solve that problem. Today is the initial deadline for states to nominate “opportunity zones,” which will try to draw private investment to these areas. But the program may just make […]