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Title: Urban Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities
Corporate Author: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410
Publication Number: HUD-1551-CPD
Sale Source: US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street, SW
Room 4116
Washington, DC 20410
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report profiles the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) Initiative, which is the key element in President Clinton's community revitalization strategy.
Abstract: This is the first step in rebuilding communities in America's poverty-stricken inner cities and in rural areas. It is designed to empower people and communities by inspiring them to work together to create jobs and opportunities for community development. Under the EZ/EC Initiative, the Federal Government will work across agency lines and in a new partnership with State and local government and the private sector to provide distressed communities with the tools they need and the flexibility they desire to rebuild. The tools include tax breaks, block grants, and funding preferences. Flexibility is to be ensured through waivers and a willingness to remove Federal barriers. Communities will demonstrate their commitment by participating in a plan to develop and implement these tools. The framework of the program is embodied in four key principles: economic opportunity, sustainable community development, community-based partnerships, and strategic vision for change. These principles are the basis for selection criteria and the evaluation of strategic plans. The implementation process is explained. Appended supplementary information
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs
Index Term(s): Economic influences; Economic planning; Federal programs; Rural area studies; Unemployment; Urban planning
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