The Western Slope economy was already improving. Then Opportunity Zones added a power boost.
Montrose and Grand Junction are at the forefront of new investment through the tax program created to bolster growth in rural and low-income areas.
Investment in opportunity zones (tax incentives and all) is still scarce in Colorado
Confusion may be delaying investment — including tracking projects in the first place — but development in Lakewood to DIA to Aurora shows what's working
Powderhorn ski area uses Opportunity Zone tax credits to lure deep-pocketed investors
Powderhorn's owners hope the Walton family's investment arm ZOMA Capital will help speed improvements at the ski area above Grand Junction
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