Friday | August 17, 2018

ICYMI: Sens. Scott and Capito Op-Ed on Opportunity Zones

CHARLESTON, W.Va. –U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) highlight the numerous benefits that can result from communities taking advantage of Opportunity Zones, in an op-ed for the Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV) today.

The op-ed comes on the same day that the senators are visiting several Opportunity Zones in and around the Huntington area. During the stops, the senators will meet with local leaders from both the public and private sectors to hear more about the economic challenges these areas face, as well as how they believe Opportunity Zones can make a difference. 

“This is a win-win for both communities and those investing. It is not a new federal bureaucracy, but simply a pathway to prosperity… Here in West Virginia, the potential uses for these dollars are wide reaching. From increasing reliable broadband access and revitalizing areas that have seen tough economic times to helping diversify the economy and attracting new business and investment, these zones are really all about one thing at the end of the day: creating opportunity,” the senators write in the op-ed.

The full op-ed is available here.

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