OppZone – Cities

Mount Vernon Skyline Westchester County, New York

Westchester getting a New “Smart City”

Westchester getting a New “Smart City“ The city of Mount Vernon, in Westchester County is getting smarter. The community, which is just 22 minutes away from mid-town Manhattan via the Metro North Railroad, inked a contract with Hollywall Development Company, to transform it into a smart city. HWDC is a minority-controlled infrastructure investment firm which…

Darnell Sutton with Ras Braka, Mayor, City of Newark

‘Smart Cities’ conference highlights Newark’s tech infrastructure

By: David Hutter June 26, 2019 12:18 pm Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and New Jersey Institute of Technology President Joel Bloom used the occasion of the June 26 New Jersey Alliance for Action Inaugural Statewide 5G Construction/Smart Cities Conference to tout the technology infrastructure that wires the state’s largest city. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. “The…

Opportunity Zone

Restoring Reporting Requirements Key to Defending Opportunity Zones’ Promise

Restoring Reporting Requirements Key to Defending Opportunity Zones’ Promise BY SHAY HAWKINS May 20, 2019 The United States has now seen 94 consecutive months of positive job growth, highlighting the strength of the overall economy. Despite this tremendous economic progress, however, some communities stay disconnected from the benefits of this expansion. Even in otherwise prosperous…

FCC Chairman Sets $20B/10-Year Rural Broadband Funding Plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be facilitating $20.4 billion of investments into high-speed broadband networks across rural America over the next 10 years, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced during a briefing with President Trump on April 12. To distribute those funds, the FCC will create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which will provide funding…

Darnell Sutton is pictured with DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment Director Angie Gates, Jason E. Turner and his son — with Darnell Sutton at Washington DC March Madness 2019. — with Jason E. Turner and Darnell Sutton.

Leveraging the Opportunity Zone Program- DC Mayor Bowser’s Annual March Madness 2019

Darnell Sutton attends DC Mayor Bowser’s Annual March Madness 2019 Washington DC Mayor Bowser Hosts Annual March Madness 2019 Event Leveraging the Opportunity Zone Program Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner hosted the fifth annual March Madness, a special preview of new and upcoming development projects…

Morgan Stanley- Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

FINDING OPPORTUNITY IN OPPORTUNITY ZONES US Public Policy Finding Opportunity in Opportunity Zones Investors with unrealized capital gains can receive significant tax benefits by reinvesting in newly designated Opportunity Zones. We summarize the opportunity and explore direct and secondary beneficiaries. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a new federal tax incentive designed to promote…

HUD – EnVision Center

EnVision Center Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the Administration is committed to reforming government services and expanding opportunities for more Americans to become self-sufficient. The EnVision Center demonstration will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them achieve self-sufficiency, thereby making scarce federal resources more readily available to a…