By spurring private development that will buoy the city’s finances and neighborhoods, and tailoring an approach that works for its communities, the city of Baltimore is harnessing the power of the private sector to meet the challenges of infrastructure project financing, historic disinvestment in

The New Localism

The enactment of the Investing in Opportunity Act and the designation of Opportunity Zones across the United States compels cities and investors to rethink the interplay between sub-city geographies and private capital.

Accelerator for America

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Non-profit Accelerator is focused on launching local initiatives on jobs and infrastructure that can be replicated city-by-city across the nation

Louisville Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones offer communities across America a chance to address the historic injustices of the past, make economic progress for our neighborhoods in the present and position ourselves for a stronger and more competitive future.

South Bend Opportunity Zones

For decades, life in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana was shaped by the hollowing out of the city's industrial base. Studebaker's manufacturing jobs had put us on the map, but when the company collapsed in 1963, it threw the city into economic shock overnight.

Map of Oklahoma City Opportunity Zones.

This past spring, I took office as Mayor of Oklahoma City, America’s twenty-seventh largest city. Oklahoma City rightfully feels that it has come a long way over the last 25 years, and the word “renaissance” is thrown around rather freely in our city.

Bridge Housing is working on a $500 million ‘opportunity zone’ fund to finance affordable housing, such as this project in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, shown here in a photo courtesy of the nonprofit. PHOTO: STEVE PROEHL

A new Marriott hotel in the Phoenix area might seem a world apart from an affordable-housing complex in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Aerial view of the Las Vegas Skyline at night

LAS VEGAS — The third meeting of Accelerator for America’s Advisory Council will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma skyline at dusk

By Bruce Katz & Jeremy Nowak, New Localism Advisors LLC.
The view from above a construction site in St. Louis with surrounding buildings and city hall.
By Bruce Katz & Jeremy Nowak, New Localism Advisors LLC.