Mayor Kenneth Alexander met with President Trump

Kenny Alexander of Norfolk is one of three mayors in the country who met with President Trump

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Mayor Kenneth Alexander met with President Trump on Wednesday to discuss opportunity zones, a tax program that works to get private investments in low-income communities. 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how the program could benefit communities in Norfolk and other places. 

The city said it proactively has contacted the governor's office, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Virginia Economic Development Partnership to express interest in the program.

The city also has been working to find out how Virginia will select census tracts for inclusion.

The meeting was scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m.

The White House posted the meeting on their YouTube channel.

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