BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
You may have seen our notes this year about the new Opportunity Appalachia program to support rural communities located in Opportunity Zones prepare to attract investors. The Hub is part of a network of partners behind this program – and Forbes recently included the initiative in their Top 20 Opportunity Zone Catalysts list.
The new Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax program has the potential to provide billions of dollars of new investment to OZ-designated communities throughout the nation. We are anticipating that substantial investments will be put into urban communities across the nation. Partners in West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia are working to support rural communities so that they are better positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.
If you are interested in finding out more about Opportunity Appalachia, visit the program’s web page and email Andrew Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged in in West Virginia.