Tag: opportunity zones
Chao said ports in 15 states and territories will get these funds including the Port of Palm Beach.
One idea that is gaining a lot of attention is a gas tax increase. Jacksonville City Councilman Aaron Bowman has started a conversation on the First Coast about raising the gas tax to help raise revenue. He and other elected officials say tax hikes are needed to confront the years of economic abandonment in the black communities.
Last week, Scott introduced the Improving and Reinstating the Monitoring, Prevention, Accountability, Certification, and Transparency Provisions of Opportunity Zones (IMPACT) Act with Rubio and Republican U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Todd Young of Indiana, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Cory Gardner of Colorado as cosponsors.
With an additional $4.5 million in local funds, the 45,000 square foot center and is expected to create more than 460 jobs and add an additional $66 million to the local economy.