How opportunity zones can expand access to fresh food in America’s food deserts

  • Supermarket investments are difficult and potentially more risky in lower income areas than the tony areas of many cities or suburban communities. Perhaps the opportunity zone tax advantage could both mitigate that risk and meet the objectives of the Act’s framers.

Private debt investors look for impact – to reduce risk and lower costs

  • While some private debt investors should come for the impact opportunity –expanding access to finance to small and midsize U.S. companies, U.S. job creation, (opportunity zones?), etc, they should stay for the risk mitigation, lower costs, potential to grow their assets.