Premieres June 18, 2020
Nick Haines talks to developers, investors and policy experts about Opportunity Zones.
About the Show
At a time when impassioned protesters nationwide are demanding a thorough overhaul of police departments, courts and other institutions, there are renewed demands for systemic changes to improve the economic fortunes of millions of Americans in communities that have been left behind.
The President heralds Opportunity Zones as one of the greatest new tools to save distressed neighborhoods. Tucked into the last big tax cut package, they allow investors to avoid paying taxes if they agree to park their money in building businesses and projects in high poverty areas.
So far more than $100 billion has been invested. While affluent investors are being rewarded on their tax returns, what about the communities they are intended to improve? KCPT's Nick Haines tracks how the issue is playing out in Kansas City with developers, investors and public policy experts.
Emmet Pierson Jr.
Community Builders of Kansas City, CEO
Stag Commercial, Founder
Equity2, Managing Director
We Grow KC, Project Manager
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