Opportunity Zones present a significant opportunity for the Atlanta region to benefit from an influx of private capital, but nominating census tracts that demonstrate the capacity and willingness to equitably channel investments in distressed neighborhoods need to be a cornerstone of this new tax incentive’s success. This includes aligning Opportunity Zone investments with current initiatives such as transit, housing, healthcare, education and employment opportunities. In an op-ed last week, Enterprise’s Meaghan Shannon-Vlkovic and Olivia Barrow urged Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to request a 30-day extension to ensure time to consult with residents and local stakeholders about which tracts demonstrate the capacity and willingness to equitably channel investments in distressed neighborhoods.
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