create avenues to spur development and economic growth in areas determined by
the US census as “low-income communities.” Designated Opportunity Zones incentivize
private sector investments in housing and economic development by providing tax
incentives for the developments.
The program was
established by Congress in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act with the input of Utah philanthropist Jim Sorenson and the Sorenson Impact Center .
The Opportunity Zone Eligibility Tool was created to help interested parties in determining which tracts in their state or region have been designated and how they relate to other federal programs and designations.
To learn more about what Salt Lake County is doing to Support Opportunity Zones contact Patrick Mullen at PMullen@slco.org or 385.468.4872.