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Simply put, we believe we’re changing the world for the better by enhancing the lives of people in diverse communities across the Americas.
We find opportunities to create value where others don’t. We are passionate about urban revitalization, establishing dynamic districts, owning and operating essential real estate and infrastructure, and providing basic needs like energy in efficient and environmentally-friendly ways.
We become an important part of the communities in which we work, forging local relationships, understanding neighborhood priorities and viewing each community as our own.
More than half of America’s most economically distressed communities contained both fewer jobs and
businesses in 2015 than they did in 2000.
New business formation is near a record low. The average distressed community saw a 6% decline in local businesses during the prime years of the national economic recovery.
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on a handful of places for growth. Five metro areas produced as many new businesses as the rest of the country combined from 2010 – 2014. Now is the time to diversify.onomic
Source: Economic Innovation Group’s Opportunity Zone page.
Capital inflows into low-income census tracts should produce meaningful social benefits