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Can Opportunity Zones Address Concerns in the Small Business Economy?

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access will hold a hearing titled, “Can Opportunity Zones Address Concerns in the Small Business Economy?” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The hearing will focus on what prospects the opportunity zones enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provide for small businesses and local economic development. Members will have the chance to hear from witnesses about how the law works, the status of regulatory developments, and stakeholder input.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Mr. Brett Theodos  
Senior Fellow
Urban Institute 
Washington, DC

Mr. Aaron Seybert
Managing Director of Social Investments 
The Kresge Foundation 
Troy, MI

Ms. Jennifer A. Vasiloff
Chief External Affairs Officer
Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC

Mr. John Lettieri
President and Chief Executive Officer
Economic Innovation Group
Washington, DC


*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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