Opportunity Zones in Connecticut
In this three-part CERCONOMY podcast series, CERC digs deeper into the Opportunity Zones Program and what it means for Connecticut.
The New Opportunity Zones Tax Incentive
In this episode of CERCONOMY, Bob Santy, CERC’s President & CEO welcomes Liddy Karter, of Enhanced Capital, to discuss the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive, and what it means for Connecticut. Bob and Liddy share insights into the specifications of Opportunity Zone funds, what makes the Opportunity Zones program unique through the types of investments, and provide resources for more information.
Taking Advantage of the Opportunity Zones Program in Connecticut
Mike Andreana of Pullman & Comley, joins Courtney Hendricson, VP of Municipal Services, to continue the conversation on the new Opportunity Zones program and what it means for Connecticut. 2019 is a big year for the program, as work and projects need to be geared up and ready to go by the end of the year to take full advantage of the tax breaks.
As one of the foremost experts on the topic, Mike shares a bit of background and insights into the purpose of the federal program, and talks nuts and bolts of how the program works with three main tax breaks as benefits to making investments into designated distressed Opportunity Zone areas - 72 in Connecticut and over 8,000 across the US.
Preparing for Opportunity Zones Investment
What can towns and cities in Connecticut do now to achieve the best results with Opportunity Zones? As the program evolves, now is the time for the 27 Connecticut communities to prepare for and welcome the private sector investment in the 72 identified Opportunity Zone properties across the state.
Join Courtney Hendricson, CERC's VP of Municipal Services, as she walks you through the ways in which towns and cities can get ready for the investment.