Based on ideas developed in the United Kingdom, the Community Renewal Initiative (operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), was launched in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. The Initiative consists of a number of discrete policy initiatives, including the Empowerment Zone program and the Enterprise Communities program. As the website notes, the Initiative has "opened new businesses and created jobs, housing, and new educational and health care opportunities for thousands of Americans." Persons interested in these novel initiatives will want to peruse this site, as it contains detailed information about each of these policy initiatives and about the various incentives for businesses interested in relocating to these various locales. The site also features frequent updates on new program incentives, along with a number of important documents, such as the recent publication Tax Incentives + Businesses = Jobs.
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