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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones represent a new tax incentive intended to connect private investment capital to low-income communities nationwide. LISC is one of many organizations working towards the successful implementation of this economic development tool, providing guidance through its inaugural stages and access to resources and tools.

Leveraging Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zones incentive was established by the bipartisan Investing in Opportunity Act as an innovative approach to spur long-term private sector investments in low-income urban and rural communities.  The Internal Revenue Service has created a helpful FAQ page.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, has also develop an informational resource page.  In addition, they have developed an interactive map to help identify if an address in in a qualified opportunity zone.

Connecticut Opportunity Zones

The State of Connecticut designated 72 opportunity zones in 27 municipalities.    The Office of Legislative Research published a report explaining opportunity zones and which communities have designated zones.

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Hartford

The Hartford Business Journal article documented the Harford opportunity zone designations.  The following map details the opportunity zones in the city of Hartford.

 

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