Opportunity zones

Trump Opens Campaign Offices In Black Neighborhoods

Jack Kemp actually went to urban neighborhoods and framed conservative ideas to point out their benefits to citizens of all races, creeds and colors. Today, Donald Trump and his campaign are doing something the GOP hasn’t done since Jack Kemp faded from the political scene in the 1990s – mounting a serious, sustained and, this time, a smart campaign for the votes of African Americans.

Trump using American capitalism to lift up the poor

Star Parker, Boston Herald

Governors in the 50 states were asked to identify their most economically distressed ZIP codes, neighborhoods where, for instance, poverty stands at twice the national average, to qualify as Opportunity Zones. More than 8,700 ZIP codes have been designated, and they qualify for tax-preferred investment that, by estimates from the Treasury department, could amount to $100 billion. This is all private investment, which can flow into these troubled areas, that because of preferred tax treatment — forgiveness of capital gains taxes — would not otherwise be made.