Opportunity Zones

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Oregon Could Trim Opportunity Zones Tax Break

The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.

Treasury’s internal watchdog is probing the Trump administration’s Opportunity Zone program

“It was not the intent of Congress for this tax incentive to be used to enrich political supporters or personal friends of senior administration officials, as recent reports indicate.”

Montana NextGen Project – an analysis of Montana’s economic and community development tools, programs, and funding mechanisms.

Montana needs to do its homework and consider anew what tools and strategies are needed to maximize economic future. Let’s get this work done and then let’s have the conversation about strengthening each of our communities.” Steve Arveschoug, MEDA President and Todd O’Hair, Montana Chamber

New Maps Help Communities and Investors Focus on Opportunities in Rural Areas and Opportunity Zones.

The organization that created the maps says the data visualization tools are designed to help policymakers, investors, funders and local economic developers create jobs and development in rural communities.

Getting Creative with Opportunity Zones

…getting creative when pulling together an economic development deal.

MEP explores creative funding models for housing, retail in Missoula’s opportunity zone

MEP’s top executives recently toured Portland, Redmond, Bend and Hood River to explore how they’re applying regulations adopted by the Trump administration to bring investment to underserved areas

Opportunity Zone Tax Break Eligibility Finalized by Treasury

The regulations released by the department on Thursday lay out what property and businesses will qualify for the tax breaks as well as the potential penalties for running afoul of the rules.

The Outrageous Black Comedy of ‘Opportunity Zones’

A federal tax break intended to draw investment to lower-income areas has become one more way for the rich to avoid paying taxes.

New Interactive Map Encourages Redevelopment in Kalispell, MontanaMaking it easier to visualize where the opportunities are for investment

In the next 12-18 months properties that were once hemmed in by railroad tracks will be opened up to access the Kalispell Trail.

Indian Country Opportunity Zone RFQ Extended Deadline

RFQ for the development of an Opportunity Zone Technical Assistance Program and Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund for Indian Country.