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Groups working to revitalize neighborhoods in Leon County

The growth is expected to come from investing in areas the federal government has identified as opportunity zones
Posted: 6:26 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 22:26:43Z
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LEON COUNTY, Fla. — Leon County is making moves to help improve parts of the city that face the biggest challenges.

That growth is expected to come from investing in areas the federal government has identified as opportunity zones.

The government builds those communities up by offering tax breaks to people who chose to invest in their neighborhood.

There are eight zones in Leon County which are broken down into five districts: Greater Southside, FAMU Central, FSU Central, Greater Frenchtown, and Magnetic Northwest.

"The community has to grasp on to it. It's not going to work if the community doesn't grasp on to the idea and get an understanding of what's going on. That's the key component of it," said Katrina Tuggerson, Capital City Chamber Chair.

There will be a public meeting Friday night to where you can learn more about those opportunity zones.

White House representatives, Governor Ron DeSantis and Mayor John Dailey are all expected to be there.

It starts at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.