Where Opportunity Zones Stand, Heading Into 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Opportunity Zones, the brainchild of Silicon Valley's Sean Parker, provide investors massive tax advantages for investing in "distressed" areas. However, while the program's intent is to help those living in the zones, a huge influx of capital could also lead to these populations' displacement. Given that some investors may be more interested in the tax breaks than social impact, it may be that the financiers won't do much to prevent this. So where do things currently stand for all parties involved?