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Discussing Opportunity Zones at UNT Dallas

Updated: Apr 15, 2020




As an alumnus of UNT Dallas, Ari likes to be involved with campus activities & events. This event was hosted by the Urban SERCH Institute. Their mission is to make a "collective attempt to promote economic development in Dallas County, and specifically, the Southern Sector" - Dr. Agbodzakey, Director of the USI. Opportunity Zones were covered in this event, with a thorough discussion on whether they truly spur economic development and how communities are impacted.


Key points about Dallas:

  1. There are 18 OZ in Dallas County

  2. 82% of Opportunity Zone funds are invested in Real Estate

  3. 18% of funds are invested in Operating Businesses

https://www.dallasecodev.org/546/Opportunity-Zones

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