CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today hosted White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Executive Director Scott Turner and a number of officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for a series of roundtable discussions focused on economic development. Together with several groups of local leaders from the public and private sectors, Senator Capito highlighted how driving investment in the state’s Opportunity Zones can help revitalize, grow, and develop the local economy. Senator Capito and Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin also led a tour of three Opportunity Zones in downtown Charleston.
Created through language Senator Capito co-sponsored in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones are economic development tools designed to drive investment, encourage economic growth, and created jobs in economically-distressed communities. West Virginia has 55 designated Opportunity Zones across the state.
Senator Capito hosts White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Executive Director Scott Turner for several visits in Charleston focused on community revitalization and economic development.
Senator Capito leads a roundtable discussion to hear from local elected officials about the potential for opportunity zone investment.
Senator Capito and Scott Turner join Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin for a tour of the Opportunity Zones in downtown Charleston.
Senator Capito and Scott Turner conclude the walking tour at the Charleston Town Center Mall—one of the primary focuses for redevelopment in the community.
Senator Capito and Scott Turner speak with reporters during today’s visits.
Delegate Eric Nelson speaks with Senator Capito and Scott Turner following the roundtable discussion.
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