Public sector publication Route Fifty recently spent time in Birmingham and Huntsville, in an attempt to figure out if the new opportunity zones program can revitalize these struggling communities. Local leaders in these two cities see both promise of investment and risks of resident displacement. In Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood, nonprofit Woodlawn Foundation worked behind the
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Virtua Partners is one of the first to offer a qualified opportunity fund. The Phoenix-based private equity firm known for commercial real estate investing is raising $200 million for the Virtua Opportunity Zone Fund I, which will invest in three Phoenix-area projects in low-income communities. The fund will have a $50,000 investment minimum, and may
I just listened to Meb Faber’s podcast interview with Steve Glickman, CEO and co-founder of the Economic Innovation Group. At one point toward the end of the show, Steve refers to opportunity zone investing as having the potential to be “the biggest economic development program in U.S. history.” He later added, “It will move 30
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