HUD: New website will serve as comprehensive tool for the Opportunity Zones initiative
|HUD No. 19-147 |
HUD Public Affairs
|FOR RELEASE |
October 1, 2019
WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL INTRODUCES OPPORTUNITYZONES.GOV
New website will serve as comprehensive tool for the Opportunity Zones initiative
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI - Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array of audiences that work with the Opportunity Zones initiative. Visit the Opportunity Zones website.
Opportunity Zone residents, State and local leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs can all utilize the website to get the latest information about the initiative and the actions of President Trump's White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. Secretary Ben Carson serves as chairman of the Council, which is led by Executive Director Scott Turner.
The Opportunity Zones website includes an interactive map of the 8,764 Opportunity Zones nationwide; links to the Opportunity Zone-focused website of each State and Territory; comprehensive Federal tools and resources that support Opportunity Zone residents and complement Qualified Opportunity Fund investments; and the completed action items of each White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council member agency.
"Working together, we are unleashing a wave of investment, innovation, and revitalization into economically distressed areas, many of which have suffered from a lack of opportunity for decades," Secretary Ben Carson said.
"We are proud to launch OpportunityZones.gov and look forward to continuing to spread the positive message of opportunity and revitalization in the underserved communities of America," said Scott Turner, Executive Director of the Council.
Since President Trump signed an Executive Order creating it, the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council has taken nearly 170 actions to align existing Federal resources, policies, and programs to Opportunity Zones. To date, the Council has traveled to more than 40 urban, rural, and Tribal areas designated as Opportunity Zones throughout the country to listen to stakeholders about how the initiative can enhance the economic opportunity in their communities.
Courtesy of HUD