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How to Create a Successful Enterprise Zone Program

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Publication Date: June 1992

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stuart M. Butler

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Social conditions (Urban conditions)

Keywords: Urban issues

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


After twelve years of deliberation, and pushed into long-overdue action by the recent riot in Los Angeles, Congress at last seems poised to enact enterprise zone legislation. What lawmakers now must do is remember the purpose of enterprise zones, take account of the long history of zones at the state level, and fashion a federal program that will work.