Ben Carson tours Bristol with Fitzpatrick

Carson toured the newly designated Opportunity Zone in Bristol Borough

Touring Bucks: U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick welcomed Ben Carson to the newly designated Opportunity Zone in Bristol Borough. TIMES FILE PHOTO

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-1st dist.) recently welcomed Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to Bucks County.

Carson toured the newly designated Opportunity Zone in Bristol Borough. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone designation was created to aid communities fighting to right their course through economic stimulus.

“It was great to visit Bucks County with Congressman Fitzpatrick and see development plans for an area designated as an Opportunity Zone. The community sentiment is part of what makes Bristol Borough ripe for investment. With the help of its designation as an Opportunity Zone, combined with the commitment of the community, and leadership from officials like Congressman Fitzpatrick, there are great things in store for Bristol Borough,” Carson said. ••