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  • Tax incentives target poor neighborhoods but leave communities behind

    Photo of Michelle D. Layser, a professor of law at Illinois

    The development of place-based investment tax incentives such as opportunity zones can be explained as a predictable result of the “pro-gentrification legal, business and political environment that produced them,” said Michelle D. Layser, a professor of law at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Michelle Layser, call 217-300-7973; email mlayser@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The pro-gentrification origins of place-based investment tax incentives and a path toward community oriented reform” is available online.