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Vice President Mike Pence lauded the success of one of America’s first Opportunity Zones created under the Trump administration from South Carolina Thursday.
Pence thanked Bishop Freeman and the group gathered Thursday for coming together at the Meeting Place Church to celebrate the partnership between local businesses, the church, and state and local leaders.
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Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) advocated for the opportunity zone concept on the floor of the Senate. Pence remarked that he and Scott bonded early on over their affinity for Bush administration Housing and Urban Development Sec. Jack Kemp and his push for Opportunity Zones.
“Opportunity Zones — those of you not fully aware — are areas of the country that for too long have been left behind,” said Pence. “Many of the nearly 35 million Americans who live in these places still struggle to find work, to make ends meet.”
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The vice president remarked of the 5.3 million new jobs created since President Donald Trump was elected and the nearly five million Americans who have gotten off of food stamps.
Pence pointed to reforms under the Trump administration fueling economic growth and legislation that included the “Opportunity Zones” provision. “Senator Tim Scott was the champion of this transformational reform,” Pence said to applause.
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“This program encourages private new investment in areas that start business, rebuild infrastructure, unlock hidden potential,” said Pence. He pointed to the congregations...
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