What are Opportunity Zones? What is at stake?

Season 1, Episode 1

In Episode 1: What are Opportunity Zones? What is at stake? Allie Yee, MBA (SOM) and Professor Kate Cooney introduce the opportunity zone policy passed as part of the Jobs and Tax Cuts Act of 2017, the problems it is trying to solve and the incentives it creates to solve them.  Dramatic explication of the mechanisms of the OZ incentives performed by guest hosts Sarah Harrari, graduate of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and SOM and Dan Bitner, MBA (SOM).  To explore what is at stake for the OZ program, podcast hosts Allie Yee and Professor Kate Cooney present audio snippets from a selection of the guests interviewed for the eight episodes of CitySCOPE podcast, Season 1.


1. To learn more about opportunity zones: Economic Innovation Group, click here

2. To hear more about the investor perspective on opportunity zones: The Opportunity Zone podcast, click here

3. For an in depth examination of how opportunity zones can be shaped by developer interests and some more general background on the policy in historic context: Trump, Inc: An Opportunity for the Rich, click here

*Photo of geography of 8,700 Opportunity Zones, courtesy of EIG

Episode Transcript: 

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