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Opportunity zone investors should develop an industry-adopted set of best practices. There is a frenzy around the new investment model—which provides an exemption for capital gains tax in exchange for investing in neglected communities—but investors need to remember the social impact component of the legislation. These best practices include job creation, job training and job quality, which will collectively provide economic mobility for people living in these communities.

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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