Several states, including Ohio, have proposed neighborhoods that will undergo revitalization under a new federal program. The program encourages companies to invest in lower income and impoverished areas, calling them opportunity zones.
Today, we take a look at what the opportunity zone plan is and how the program can benefit areas in need.
- Rachel Kleit, professor and section head, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
- Rachel Reilly, director, impact investing, Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit that finances and develops affordable housing
- Jackie Kemble, community partnership manager, Land-Grant Brewing Company
- Jim Sweeney, former executive director of the Franklinton Development Association, owner of Sweeney Creative Communities