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Being Transformative in Opportunity Zones
Opportunity Zones are an innovative approach to spurring long-term private sector investments in low-income communities. The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Raleigh hosted two panels on the transformative potential of Opportunity Zones and the role that entrepreneurship can play. The panels explored the tax benefits and plans for the future.
Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Kenan-Flagler Business School, joins panel two in the discussion.
Visit http://raleighchamber.org to learn more.
Newcomers from other states and abroad are principally responsible for North Carolina’s population boom–growth by 3.9 million– since 1990. However, seven powerful demographic disruptors—analogous to gale force wind gusts in an adverse weather event—can potentially quell future growth and demand for residential and commercial real estate. Strategies to circumnavigate the adverse effects of the demographic gale force winds ahead are discussed.
Seven powerful demographic trends—analogous to gale force wind gusts in an adverse weather event—constitute potentially powerful disruptors of business and commerce in the years ahead. Four of the gale force demographic disruptors—slowing total and foreign-born population growth, white population loss, and declining fertility— have evolved over the past several decades.
In North Carolina, the sick-school building syndrome – an estimated $3.1 billion problem – mainly affects children of color who attend aging and rapidly deteriorating schools in both urban and rural low wealth counties.