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Promise Zones

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President Barack Obama speaks about his Promise Zones Initiative, in the East Room of the White House. The Promise Zone Initiative is part of a plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety.

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President Barack Obama is introduced by 14 year-old student Kiara Molina

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PBS NewsHour: White House To Tackle Income Inequality In ‘Five Promise Zones’

President Barack Obama announced his new strategy to combat income inequality and poverty by targeting resources at five new “Promise Zones”, the Associated Press reports. White House officials said the administration will focus on creating jobs and cutting poverty in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The federal funding for these areas will be put into education, housing and crime-reduction programs. Obama announced the initiative during last year’s State of the Union address.

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Yahoo: Obama Unveils First 5 ‘Promise Zones’

President Barack Obama is identifying five communities that will benefit from a program of tax incentives and government grants, a year after he unveiled the plan in his 2013 State of the Union address. Obama named the new “Promise Zones” Thursday at a bipartisan White House event. It’s an example of administrative action Obama can take without Congress. Thursday’s zones are in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. They’re the first of 20 the administration intends to announce over the next three years.

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Heads Up: Pres. Obama On Promise Zones

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