‘Opportunity zones’ could transform communities

Editor’s note: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster recently designated parts of Easley as an “opportunity zone, based on Sen. Tim Scott’s Investing in Opportunity Act. The Post and Courier in Charleston published this editorial about the dozens of areas around the Palmetto State who received the designation, designed to help spur economic development.

A bright idea for spurring investment in economically distressed areas, approved as part of the federal tax reform bill, has the potential to pump much-needed capital into some of the poorest communities in South Carolina and

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