White House Launches ‘Opportunity Zones’ Website

White House Launches ‘Opportunity Zones’ Website

The Trump Administration is rolling out a new website to educate the public about Opportunity Zones, a federal program designed to bring new jobs, investment, companies and residents to distressed and low-income areas. White House Domestic Policy Adviser Joe Grogan said the Administration is committed to distributing the benefits of Opportunity Zones as broadly as possible. “We’re bringing people off the sidelines,” Grogan said. Not everyone agrees. “When they (businesses) come, they often don’t create the jobs that are promised,” said Gregory Squires, a professor of public policy at George Washington University and a critic of Opportunity Zones. “The jobs that they often do create often are not for people in the neighborhoods.”

 

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