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HUD No. 20-213
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Friday
December 18, 2020

HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON KICKS OFF OPPORTUNITY ZONE RADIO TOUR TO COMMEMORATE THREE YEARS OF REVITALIZATION IN FORGOTTEN COMMUNITIES
Task Force members to join Carson in Radio Tour commemorating three years of revitalization success


WASHINGTON - White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Chairman and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a nationwide radio tour to mark the three-year anniversary of the enactment of President Trump’s historic Tax Cuts, which established Opportunity Zones.

Secretary Carson will be joined by Scott Turner, Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in launching the “Opportunity Zones Radio Tour” to highlight the successes of Opportunity Zone projects around the Nation.

“Three years ago, under the leadership of President Trump and through the persistent work of Senator Scott we were able to establish this monumental program,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “I have traveled across the country as HUD Secretary and I have seen firsthand the tremendous impact Opportunity Zones are having on America’s underserved communities. President Trump promised on day one of his Administration the forgotten citizens of this country would be forgotten no more, and Opportunity Zones are proof that President Trump is a man of his word.”

"History will tell that Opportunity Zones brought a shining light to American families in more than 8,700 forgotten communities," said Scott Turner, Executive Director of The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. "In three short years, the Opportunity Zone legislation has laid the groundwork for decades of generational impact."

Through President Trump’s Opportunity Zones initiative, we are seeing significant revitalization happening across the country. The CEA estimates that Opportunity Zones have already generated approximately half a million jobs, attracted $75 billion in capital investments, and are on track to reduce the poverty rate in Opportunity Zones by 11 percent - lifting 1,000,000 people out of poverty.

For more information on the time and location of radio appearances, please follow @SecretaryCarson on Twitter.

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