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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.
Despite advocacy from government officials and parents alike, we urge caution in the reopening of public schools before the coronavirus pandemic is fully under control. We are especially concerned about the premature re-opening of schools in impoverished and flood-prone environments.
The pandemic is having a compounded effect of communities of color. Already over-represented relative to their shares of the total population in coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths, people of color also have a higher likelihood of living in over-crowded multi-generational households than are Whites.
Considerable scholarly analysis and media attention has documented the racially disparate impact of coronavirus infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Constituting 13 percent of the general population, Blacks reportedly account for 25 percent of those that have tested positive and 39 percent of the COVID-related deaths in the United States.