09.19.20

Senator Perdue: Opportunity Zones Working In Georgia

“Opportunity Zones provide an incentive for capital investment into some of our most distressed areas.”

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke with WSB-TV’s Richard Elliot about the success of Opportunity Zones in Georgia. On Friday, Senator Perdue and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and held a roundtable discussion on Georgia’s 260 federal Opportunity Zones.

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Highlights:

Incentivizing Investment: “Opportunity Zones provide an incentive for capital investment to come into some of our most distressed areas. It’s not only that, but it brings hope to a whole community. It’s not just the money, it’s access to opportunity as we saw at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It’s a great testament to our city and our state that we have something like that that was born out of the legacy of H.J. Russell.”

Best Of Both Worlds: “It’s all about people. It’s all about how you create an idea and get it through an incubator into a real business. Now that takes capital, and it takes people willing to take risks. To see an incubator like the Russell Center in the middle of an Opportunity Zone is the best of both worlds.” 

What We Believe In Works: “What we’ve proven in the last 3.5 years is that what we believe in really works. 6.6 million people have been pulled out of poverty in the first 3 years of this administration as part of this economic turnaround.”

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