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Drexel’s metro finance director on what we can learn from the Illinois Medical District
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Accelerator for America Joins Call on Policymakers to Address 20+ Years of Stagnant Startup Rates October 17, 2019 — American entrepreneurship and the rate of new businesses have remained essentially flat for nearly 20 years — a troubli
Erie
Ed Mahon (Erie) — John Persinger pointed to the pieces of wood marked with an orange “H.” The “H,” he explained, stands for “hole in the ground.”
Accelerator
October 7, 2019 — Accelerator for America helped launch the first cohort of FUSE Corps Executive Fellows focused on Opportunity Zones – Gil Keinan, San Bernardino, CA; Stacy Cumberbatch, Riverside, CA; Clair Whitmer, Fresno; and Angeline Johnson, Wichita, KS – who begin their yea
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Read the latest piece from our President and CEO, Rick Jacobs, on his recent trip to Detroit for the Michigan Municipal League's annual convention.
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The MML Annual Convention, our first FUSE Corps training, and the launch of our OZ Regional Training Programs...a lot happened this month!
AFA
We made a splash in OKC during our latest Advisory Council meeting. Read our September newsletter here!
Milken OZ workshops release
A collaboration of leading cross-sector groups announced the launch of a series of regional training programs for public sector professionals regarding how to leverage Opportunity Zone investments to catalyze local economic development.
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It seems the road to OZ may not be paved with good intentions.
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For two years, investors and neighborhood leaders in cities around the country have responded to economic Opportunity Zones (OZs) with hope and hesitation.