The blighted Diagonal Plaza, located in the Opportunity Zone in Boulder, designated under the 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. The Opportunity Zones program seeks to lure private capital into distressed neighborhoods in exchange for big tax breaks. (Jonathan Castner, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The massive GOP tax bill created a powerful incentive to invest in distressed communities — including one in Boulder

Investors are already comparing Opportunity Zone funds to “Apple stock,” but it remains to be seen how the program would actually benefit the areas designated

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EPA set to end California’s ability to regulate fuel economy, which could impact Colorado

A dozen states -- including Colorado -- and the District of Columbia also follow California's fuel economy standards