Opportunity Zones

I’d heard a few mentions of “Opportunity Zones” over the last few months, but didn’t pay much attention – I was thinking “yet another tax incentive that’s probably too restrictive to bother with”.  Last week, they came up in two separate meetings (where we learned the details), and then on Thursday Fred Wilson wrote about

How did NC IDEA get started?

NC IDEA is a private, not-for-profit foundation whose mission is grow the North Carolina economy by helping startup companies. Because “NC” is in the name, many folks assume NC IDEA is a state-funded entity, but that’s not the case.  The next question is often:  “How can NC IDEA afford to fund it’s grants and programs?”