ImpactAlpha: Empowering communities to take ownership of their own Opportunity Zones

Press Coverage: 23, May 2019

A common thread throughout the Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit in Newark this week: Ensuring those living and working in Opportunity Zones are empowered to use the tax incentive to take an ownership stake in their own neighborhoods...

Chief Opportunity Zone Officers and other city staff can “make sure the voice of the community is represented in every deal,” said Rockefeller Foundation’s Rajiv Shah, who announced $5.5 million in grant funding. The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth committed $1 million to the nonprofit Accelerator for America to support 50 city Opportunity Zone leaders.

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