Heard on the Street: Opportunity Zones, Women Entrepreneurs, Obama Presidential Center, and more

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America: The latest tax bill included a provision that establishes the Opportunity Zones program, a new community development program that encourages long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nation-wide.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Unveils $2.5 Billion Plan to Grow Manufacturing: Following a two-year planning process, the Brooklyn Navy Yard unveiled its plan to add 10,000 new middle-class jobs to the Yard and grow New York City’s manufacturing sector.

Obama Presidential Center: Transforming A Park, Bringing Together A Global Village: “Not since the 1893 Columbian Exposition has the South Side had a real economic and environmental make-over.”

New York Is Better Than Silicon Valley For Women Entrepreneurs: New York City offers a mix of diverse industries and a “relatively healthy gender balance” that may give women entrepreneurs a better chance at becoming successful.