Opportunity Zones

Economic Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zone Program

The U.S. Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 created the Opportunity Zone Program to provide incentives for investment in low income communities throughout the country. An Opportunity Zone is a designated geographic area, in which individuals can gain favorable tax treatment on their capital gains, by investing those funds (through a privately-created Opportunity Fund) into economic activities in the area. The Governor of each state is able to nominate up to 25 percent of its low income census tracts (LICs) to be designated as Opportunity Zones.


Use the following link to view a map to identify Designated Opportunity Zones in Massachusetts.

(2010 Census Tracts)

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