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Conference to focus on economic revitalization of West Virginia

October 21, 2018 Savage Grant founder Patrick Farrell will discuss issues related to the economic revitalization of West Virginia during the sold-out Small Communities, Big Solutions conference to be held October 22 and 23 in South Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Farrell will be part of a panel discussion highlighting innovative solutions to workforce development. During the discussion, he plans to …

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CNBC Video: Opportunity Zone investments could transform low-income communities

October 19, 2018 In this video, CNBC analysts outline the potential of opportunity zone investments to transform low-income communities. The Savage Grant Opportunity Zone fund invests in designated opportunity zones in West Virginia and throughout central Appalachia. “I can’t think of anything else that has the power to transform [low-income] communities the way this does.” – Mark Ein for CNBC …

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Brookings Institution: Opportunity Zones and Shared Prosperity: Emerging Principles

October 1, 2018 Since their enactment in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones have attracted significant interest as a potential major source of untapped capital to revitalize America’s struggling neighborhoods and communities. A growing number of local leaders are eager to turn this buzz into investment that delivers economically inclusive and racially equitable outcomes. Yet those leaders …

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The business community must lead in addressing the opioid crisis

August 29, 2018 Earlier today, our founder and President, Patrick Farrell, joined other leaders from across WV to discuss solutions to the opioid crisis. This is such an important issue for our region, and the small business community has a crucial role to play in providing employment & support. As Patrick said, “Unfortunately, leaders don’t always get to pick their battles. …