How Cities Are Building Community Wealth through Opportunity Zones

WSP USA is identifying ways disadvantaged communities can capitalize on government incentives that encourage investments and boost their economic standing.
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Opportunity Zones allow municipalities to uncover the wealth and assets in their struggling communities and encourage new ventures that can spark economic growth.
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Accelerator for America CEO Rick Jacobs, WSP’s Andrew Petrisin and Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart (from left to right) discuss Opportunity Zones at a recent forum held in Oklahoma City.
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The City of Waterloo, Iowa recognized that communities often have wealth locally, but are overlooking the benefits and future value of investing now in their own communities.

Author

Andrew Petrisin
Associate Consultant for Advisory Services
United States