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Opportunity Zones: Advancing Infrastructure and Community Resilience on a National Scale


On Oct 19, 2018, the U.S. Treasury Department issued rules that will unleash an estimated $100 billion of private capital into the new tax-advantaged Qualified Opportunity Funds authorized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. These funds will be seeking out investment opportunities in the 8,764 Opportunity Zones nationwide that have been designated by governors in all 50 states and territories, and approved by the U.S. Treasury in June 2018. The Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University seeks to develop a national model for how the Opportunity Zones can be leveraged to advance societal resilience.


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Robin White
Executive Director for Research

Warren Edwards
Distinguished Senior Fellow

Scott Pickens
Director of Marketing and Development Operations
& Distinguished Corporate Fellow

Christopher Grasso
Research Program Manager