Today, we explore Georgia’s Opportunity Zones, an economic development tool that’s supposed to spur revitalization in designated areas. An Atlanta city councilman writes about the latest zone — the Sweet Auburn area, which includes Martin Luther King Jr.’s boyhood home. Meanwhile, a California union official questions the value of such tax incentives in his state.
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Today’s moderator: Rick Badie
Rick Badie joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as an education reporter in 1997. A South Georgia native, he’s covered the region’s immigrant communities, was a feature obituary writer and opinion columnist for the AJC’s Gwinnett edition.
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