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Posted on: February 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Opportunity Zones Seminar

City of Jonesboro Chief of Staff Mike Downing presenting at the seminar

A seminar was held today at First National Bank Arena to educate investors about the basics and benefits of Jonesboro’s state-declared Opportunity Zones. It was sponsored by the City, Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Jonesboro Alliance, and Waddell, Cole and Jones Attorneys.

Designated by Gov. Asa Hutchison, the Opportunity Zones create tax incentives for businesses with their boundaries.

Jonesboro was awarded three Opportunity Zones: downtown, the industrial park and near the campus of Arkansas State University.

Speakers included Mike Downing, Curt Hawkins, Mark Young, Jonathan Smith, Lindsey Wingo, Derrel Smith, and Mike Tyner.

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