Distressed Counties Program

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Virginia

Montgomery

Appalachian Community Capital: Investing in the Investors

Access to capital is one of the biggest obstacles to small business and entrepreneurial growth in Appalachia. In 2013, with seed money from ARC and other partners, Appalachian Community Capital (ACC) was founded to increase business lending opportunities and new sources of capital via community loan funds and Regional Community…
Investment in Action
Downtown Lawrence, Tennessee


Opportunity Zones

What Are Opportunity Zones? Opportunity Zones are economically distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state, and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the…
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