The TJPDC assists local government, regional economic developers, colleges & universities, and area businesses to plan regionally for locally-based economic growth. Comprehensive economic planning through the TJPDC serves as a means to engage community leaders, leverage private sector involvement, and establish a strategic plan for regional collaboration. The TJPDC coordinates regional community goals of housing, transportation, equity, education and aging with economic planning. While local and regional economic development partnerships organize, recruit and sustain economic development activities, the TJPDC assists in planning for the hard and soft infrastructure.
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Congress recently passed federal legislation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creating Opportunities Zones. It is intended that the OZ’s will allow tax incentives for investors investing in a zone that will create community and economic development opportunities. Tax incentives will be offered through created Opportunity Funds. In addition to community development and affordable housing opportunities, economic development opportunities are goals of the Opportunity Zone legislation.