|New: Pinellas County Opportunity Zones Opportunity Zones are economically distressed census tracts designated by the U.S. Treasury Department. By investing in an Opportunity Zone, through a qualifying Opportunity Fund, investors can defer and/or reduce their federal capital gains tax liability. These tax benefits increase the longer investments are held. There is no cap on the amount of capital that can be invested and the Opportunity Zone incentives can be applied to a wide range of investments in real estate and operating companies.|
Opportunities in Pinellas abound, from the massive redevelopment potential of Tropicana Field in Downtown St. Petersburg, to urban infill projects in the downtown areas of Clearwater, Largo and Tarpon Springs, to housing and mixed-use opportunities throughout all tracts.
Learn more about the new Opportunity Zone Program by visiting www.PCED.org/oz.
New in the Data Center…Updated Interactive Census Maps Updates have been made in our Data Center, including the data found in our Interactive Census Maps. Explore trends in population growth and density, education, and income levels. Zoom in and click around for more detailed information by census tract at www.PCED.org/censusmaps. Gateway Master Plan SurveyPhoto: Dorian Photo Inc.
The Gateway Master Plan will create a vision and an action-oriented redevelopment strategy, guiding the area’s growth toward a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable future. The plan will consider how transportation and land use can combine to support residents’ quality of life, retain jobs and attract future investment. The master plan will also focus on building partnerships to guide future development and multi-modal connectivity, both regionally and throughout the district. Please take this short survey to share your priorities and ideas for the Gateway Master Plan. https://wrt.typeform.com/to/zy9KsB. The survey is open through March 13, 2019.
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2020 Census Jobs
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Positions include variety of temporary jobs, such as census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen. Candidates must complete an online job application. The application includes assessment questions about your education, work, and other experience. Learn more and apply at https://2020census.gov/jobs/.
Digital 1st Friday MeetUp St. Pete, March 1Come join iSOCRATES this Friday (3/1) from 5-7:30 p.m. at theRising Tide Innovation Center. Connect with like-minded collaborators, learn something new in the world of marketing, gain exposure around your company, and make new friends over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Register: https://www.meetup.com/Digital-1st-Friday-Meetup-St-Petersburg-FL/events/258675975/
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