March 29th is National Mom and Pop Business Day across America. The hard-working and innovative small business owners of the I-72 Corridor contribute to the vibrancy and character of our communities, while employing many of our local residents. It's these locally owned businesses that help to define our community and what it's like to live here.
Small businesses make communities an enjoyable place to visit and live
When people visit communities within the I-72 Corridor, they are likely to enjoy our specialty boutiques, local art galleries, or cafés serving the best locally brewed coffee. We have local business owners to thank for...
High school students in the I-72 Corridor have a unique opportunity to expand their education beyond the classroom through participation in the Morgan-Scott, Pike or Greene-Calhoun CEO Programs. This innovative program is designed to teach students business skills in a business environment. Whereas typical classes focus on theoretical learning, the CEO Program gives students the opportunity to implement what they are learning and to test out their ideas in a dynamic business environment.
The CEO Program helps to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders to step outside of their comfort zones, plan for success, take calculated risks...
Investors now have the opportunity to reduce capital gains tax by directing their gains towards investments made in Opportunity Zones. The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Jobs Act) has made it possible for individual investors, corporations and trusts to benefit from current economic gains without immediately paying capital gains tax. Those liquidating stocks or selling properties, for example, can invest their gains into Opportunity Zone Funds and instead of paying capital gains tax, have that tax deferred, reduced or even eliminated over time.
How to Defer or Reduce Capital Gains Using the Jobs Act
According to the IRS, “Opportunity...
Establishing and Naintaining a Collection of Military Artifacts
The mission of the Pike County All Wars Museum is about establishing and maintaining a collection of military artifacts in a manner that not only preserves their value, but represents the many stories of sacrifice, heroism, and reality regarding war and the true cost of freedom. Learn More!
I 72 Opportunity Corridor
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