“The catastrophic damage that the 2018 hurricane season inflicted on the U.S. makes this initiative all the more timely and important since Opportunity Zones can be leveraged to attract private investment to accelerate restoration efforts – the goal must be to build back 'smarter and better’.”
-Dr. Stephen Flynn Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute
“To effectively deploy human, financial and intellectual capital at scale into 8,700 low income Opportunity Zones throughout the nation will require an comprehensive approach, that will have far reaching effect in multiple sectors, such as affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure and job creating companies.”
-Al Puchala CEO, CapZone Impact Investments, LLC
“The Opportunity Zones initiative is the most ambitious federal attempt to boost private investment in low-income areas in a generation, one with the potential to drive billions of dollars in new private investment to struggling communities over the coming decade.”
-John W. Lettieri EIG Co-Founder and President Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.