Review of DOC Policy in Opportunity Zones
Consistent with Executive Order 13853, ``Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council,'' (``The Council'') (``Executive Order 13853'' or ``the Order'') this document informs the public that the U.S. Department of Commerce (``DOC'' or ``the Department'') intends to maximize the beneficial impact of investment in Opportunity Zones. In accordance with the implementation guidance issued by the Council, the Department has been charged with leading the Economic Development subcommittee (``work stream'') on Opportunity Zones. To inform that work, DOC is reviewing economic development programs policies, practices, planned actions, regulations, and guidance across the entire Federal Government and within its own programs. Through this notice, DOC seeks input and recommendations from the public to help spur economic development in qualified Opportunity Zones and other distressed areas across the country.