Despite the growing national economy, low income communities are plagued by high levels of poverty, failing schools, job scarcity, unsafe neighborhoods, and a lack of investment capital to build new housing stock or plan economic centers that drive growth and stimulate the local economy.
8,700 designated Qualified Opportunity Zones
Federal Tax Incentives on Capital Gains
INCENTIVES FOR LONG-TERM PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS IN ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES
In response, the U.S. Congress has passed the historic Tax Cuts ans Jobs Act which included a powerful new tax incentive - Opportunity Zones- to spur economic development and job creation.
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Community engagement that equitably integrates private sector opportunity fund investments matter. Low-income and undeserved communities have a better opportunity for self sufficiency and resilience when innovation, learning, research and jobs are fostered by investment and business growth.
The Information Communications and Technology industry sector is in great need of skilled labor. Training/Learning content, infrastructure and delivery systems are areas of investment that returns a lifetime of benefit to all parties concerned. Particularly when relevance and employment are aligned.
Education alignment along with an applied research approach, where industry is partnered and part of the learning ecosystem, will yield investment returns and community growth.
The Council Exchange Board of Trade works toward harmonizing outcomes. Research is underway with university, government and NGO partners to mitigate moral hazard and reduce information asymmetry through governed knowledge management. Community collaboration, consensus and concessions are sourced from the value of economic equalization and faith built from the truth that we are stronger together.
On Economic Equilization
"No matter how the capital gains are derived two things are clear from an industry perspective. First there will be billions of dollars invested in opportunity funds. Second, the public sector can play an essential role in supporting economic development programs that foster innovation, collaboration which leverages private capital and creates community resilience."
KARL CURETON, FUND MANAGER
COMMUNITY OUTCOME FUND
Economic Research & Innovation
"Tracking the effectiveness of the Opportunity Zones requires a clear understanding of the outcomes and goals prescribed by the enabling legislation. Each of the identified metrics shall not only require data elements, but also a process to manage the acquisition, maintenance and storage of the metrics data and metadata necessary to paint a holistic picture. Key business questions, metrics and the reporting goals necessary to meet the administrations objectives shall require a committee of the stakeholders, to establish operating baselines along with a functioning team to manage all of the overhead required for reporting."
Lorne Joseph, Chief Risk Officer
National Minority Technology Council
Aligning Public and Private Funding to Community Investment Strategies!
BUILDING TRUSTED NETWORKS
OUTCOME FUND IS A QUALIFIED OPPORTUNITY FUND RESEARCH PROGRAM OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL EXCHANGE BOARD OF TRADE ("COUNCIL.EXCHANGE") , WHICH IS AUTHORIZED AND REGULATED BY IN ACCORDANCE WITH INDUSTRY CUSTOM, THIS SITE OCCASIONALLY USES TERMINOLOGY THAT MAY BE INTERPRETED TO SUGGEST THAT OUR RESEARCH IS ACTUALLY A SINGLE ENTITY. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO SUCH SINGLE ENTITY AND ALL OF THE "ENTITIES, PROGRAMS" THAT COMPRISE OUR DESIGN BASED INDUSTRY RESEARCH ARE IN DEVELOPMENT TO HAVE THEIR OWN SEPARATE LEGAL EXISTENCE. IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS FUTURE QUALIFIED OPPORTUNITY FUND AND EFFECTIVELY ORGANIZE, FUTURE RESEARCH WILL MERGE WITH THE COUNCIL.EXCHANGE.
Articles featured on this page are for informational purposes only. This is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy the Council's Opportunity Fund. That can only be done by a confidential Industry Private Placement Memorandum (“PPM”). Future securities offered by the Community Outcome Fund would require more compliance work internal to our organization and once that is completed be directed towards accredited Investors only.
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The Council.Exchange Enterprise builds on the following United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals; 4-Quality Education, 8-Good Jobs and Economic Growth, 9-Innovation and Infrastructure, and 17-Partnerships for the Goals.
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U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals 2019-2026
As a new global industry force we are determined to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with the needs of the individual and the needs of the communities we serve.
This frames a community plan of action for people, prosperity and community preparation for a more resilient world economy.
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