Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, And Business Can Improve Lives And End Poverty
ISBN: 1546059148
EAN13: 9781546059141
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 13, 2021
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.8267717" H x 7.952756" L x 5.23622" W
Weight: 0.3747858 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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In this memoir about overcoming adversity in America, the U. S. Senator responsible for creating opportunity zones explains how hard work and community growth can drive businesses and end poverty.

Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a car wreck. But thanks to his mother and a few mentors along the way, he learned that failure isn't failure unless you quit. He also learned that it's hard work and perseverance, not a government handout, that will get you ahead in life.

Today, Senator Scott is the only black Republican in the Senate, and he believes that investment and commerce are the best ways to rebuild our most impoverished communities. This is the idea behind his signature piece of legislation, the opportunity zones program, which President Trump has strongly endorsed. The program provides tax incentives for businesses that invest in low-income urban areas, seeking to replace things like welfare and government assistance.

In Opportunity Knocks, Senator Scott will tell his life story with a focus on adversity and opportunity. He will teach readers about the principles of hard work and hope while addressing the Read More chevron_right

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