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Blueprint Local: Texas fund is a blueprint for investors betting on their hometowns – and the businesses bringing them back

  • The idea is simple but execution has been hard: helping local investors invest in local entrepreneurs to revive local communities, all across the U.S. Ross Baird, the founder of Village Capital, has formed Blueprint Local to assemble the pieces for such local entrepreneurial revivals.

Opportunity Zone investors want impact. Let’s help them get it.

  • "Regulations have not yet been finalized. Opportunity Funds are just beginning to close. But our early belief is that large, positive impact for people and attractive returns for investors are both possible – and critical to the success of the Opportunity Zone legislation," write Beeck Center's Lisa Green Hall and Jennifer Collins.

What we know about Turner Impact Capital’s school, housing and health funds

  • Bobby Turner has teamed up with tennis star Andre Agassi on two Turner-Agassi charter school funds that have raised more than a half-billion dollars and have built 87 schools serving 45,000 students.
  • He has also enlisted actress Eva Longoria and basketball star Chris Paul as “ambassadors” (as well as investors) in two Turner Multifamily Impact Funds that acquire and preserve urban rental housing for families earning less than an area’s median income.