Several states, including Ohio, have proposed neighborhoods that will undergo revitalization under a new federal program. The program encourages companies to invest in lower income and impoverished areas, calling them opportunity zones.
Today, we take a look at what the opportunity zone plan is and how the program can benefit areas in need.
Rachel Kleit, professor and section head, City and Regional Planning, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University
Rachel Reilly, director, impact investing, Enterprise Community Partners, a non-profit that finances and develops affordable housing
Jackie Kemble, community partnership manager, Land-Grant Brewing Company
Jim Sweeney, former executive director of the Franklinton Development Association, owner of Sweeney Creative Communities