Much of the buzz around Opportunity Zones has centered on big cities, but Councilman Bruce Lockett of Pine Bluff, Arkansas is determined to show potential investors that his community—and other small towns like it—should not be overlooked. Last year, he championed a local ordinance to create a task force of community stakeholders charged with raising Pine Bluff’s profile and attracting investment to the town’s three Opportunity Zones.
The newly created Opportunity Zones program will likely go down as the largest and most significant federal community development initiative in U.S. history, with trillions of dollars in new private investment about to start flowing into pre-designated low-income communities around the country.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included a new powerful economic development tax incentive – Opportunity Zones – designed to encourage long-term private capital investment in America’s low-income communities. With over 8,700 Opportunity Zones – spanning the entire continental US, the District of Columbia and US territories – now eligible to tap into … Continued
It’s been a little over one month since real estate industry insiders and policy makers came together to share smart growth innovations at LOCUS New England Summit 2018. We’re reflecting on a few of the most powerful messages we heard throughout the Summit.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular content from Smart Growth America and our various programs over the past year. If you’ve appreciated some of this work or our writing about it, make a tax-deductible end of year gift to help support our work in 2019!
Over 100 developers, planners, elected officials, and community advocates gathered in Boston last week at the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit to discuss innovations in smart growth and the future of development in New England. Take a look at what attendees were talking about at #LOCUSBoston.
At the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit, the finalists and winners of three awards—Project, Developer, and Partnership of the Year—were recognized.
On October 24, LOCUS and The George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) will unveil their ranking of Massachusetts’ most investable Opportunity Zones.
Join LOCUS and LOCUS Massachusetts for a lively Building for Resiliency panel at the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit, happening October 24, 2018 at the Boston Society of Architects in Boston, Massachusetts.
Join LOCUS and LOCUS Massachusetts for for a lively Policy Discussion panel at the 2018 LOCUS New England Leadership Summit, happening October 24, 2018 at the Boston Society of Architects in Boston, Massachusetts.