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  • Opportunity Zone Fairness and Inclusion Act - Dear Colleague Letter - Congressman Hank Johnson Posted on: October 24, 2019

    Under current provisions for Opportunity Zones, investors, developers, and their financial advisors benefit at the expense of communities the law is designed to help.
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established the Opportunity Zones Program as a tax benefit to incentive development in poor neighborhoods. By providing this preferential tax treatment to investors, economically-distressed communities were intended to benefit through job creation, new housing, and community development.

  • VIDEO: "Black Money Matters 2: Income, Income, Income! Panel" - CBC ALC 2019 Posted on: October 2, 2019
    FSIC Founder and Executive Director moderates panel at Congressman Bobby Rush’s Black Money Matters 2 event at 2019 CBC Annual Legislative Conference (ALC).
  • "The Reason Opportunity Zones Won’t Work and What to do About Them" FSIC Senate Roundtable Luncheon Posted on: May 15, 2019
    FSIC Opportunity Zone Senate Roundtable Save the Date 6-18-19 The Financial Services Innovation Coalition (FSIC) invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion titled: ” The Reason Opportunity Zones Won’t Work and What to do About Them”. This discussion will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in the Senate Budget Committee Conference Room at […]
  • “We Won the Civil Rights Battle but are We Losing the Inclusion War?” Capitol Hill Roundtable Luncheon Posted on: April 23, 2019
    Our Colleagues at the Partnership for Innovation and Empowerment in association with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are hosting a Capitol Hill Roundtable Luncheon on Friday April 26th at 12:00 pm EDT at the Rayburn House Office Building Room 2060. Please click the link for a copy of the invitation/flyer. PIE SCLC Minority Economic Inclusion […]
  • Letter to Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan re: segregated investment funds Posted on: April 17, 2019

    Dear Mr. Dimon,
    We are writing you to express our concerns over your announced creation of your “segregated” fund for minority businesses. This effort concerns us greatly and we fear it sends the wrong message. We do not understand why you feel the need to segregate out your investments in minority businesses. Why is it you cannot invest in Black businesses as part of your regular business strategy?


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