Scott Launches Nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zones Tour

WASHINGTON—Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the statement below following the launch of his nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour.  

“While the pandemic is still ongoing, the work Opportunity Zones are doing to uplift our most devastated communities hasn’t stopped. I am so excited to launch my nationwide Virtual Opportunity Zone Tour in my home state of South Carolina,” said Senator Tim Scott. “The success of the more than 1,500 estimated new jobs of the Hampton County Agriculture and Technology Campus (ATC) will be a blueprint for Opportunity Zones across the country to model. I’m looking forward to sharing the stories of the everyday Americans who have been given a chance at the American Dream as I continue to make stops across the country in the weeks and months to come.”

Read Senator Scott’s exclusive interview about the launch with Yahoo Finance here 

Created by a provision included by Senator Scott in the 2017 tax reform package, Opportunity Zones are the first major new effort to help our nation’s most distressed communities in decades. More than $75 billion in private sector investment has been committed to Opportunity Zones around the country. For more information on Opportunity Zones, click here. 

Read local coverage of the Hampton County Agriculture and Technology Campus (ATC) from the Times and Democrat and ABC News 4