Creating a stronger, fairer New Jersey begins with expanding opportunity equally across all communities; the Opportunity Zone Program will be a vital resource in stimulating long-term economic growth and investment in cities and towns that need it most, and more importantly, in generating economic opportunities for our residents.
Governor of New Jersey
We focused on local, regional, and state priorities, as well as Virginia’s diverse geography and economic opportunities, to strategically select a balance of zones that align with other state and local economic development and revitalization efforts. My administration is committed to maximizing this important federal tool to strengthen our local and state economic development efforts and ensure Virginia is at the forefront of attracting new Opportunity fund investments.
Governor of Virginia
Opportunity Zones are an exciting new tool for building economic development in underserved communities. These grants will help guide us as we implement the program to maximize the benefits of job creation and neighborhood improvement in the most vulnerable areas of our city.
Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
My administration believes that Opportunity Zones can only work to revitalize our neighborhoods when local knowledge, creativity and ingenuity are harnessed to invest in the quality of life of our residents. That is why we are setting a goal to train 500 Birmingham residents on Opportunity Zones by summer 2020 so that residents can identify and shape projects throughout our city.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
We are honored to be recognized as a national leader in Opportunity Zones. With 126 designated zones that span the state, Colorado’s Opportunity Zones are attracting capital to our state, helping to grow our economy and supporting our rural communities. I’m proud of all the hard work so many have done to ensure Colorado leads the way in deploying this compelling federal tax incentive.
Governor of Colorado
These Opportunity Zone designations will help build on our ongoing community development efforts and encourage additional private investment where it can have the most impact – in economically-distressed communities.
By investing $12 million in Rebuild Illinois funds in Opportunity Zone projects, we can take advantage of this federal tax incentive to stretch our capital dollars further while creating jobs and opportunities in communities that have suffered from a lack of investment for decades.
Governor of Illinois
Opportunity Zones have the potential to generate the kind of economic activity that can transform lower-income areas across our state. Our economic developers, local governments and investment professionals are well-positioned to put this program to work for Louisiana.
John Bel Edwards
Governor of Louisiana
We plan to do everything in our power to utilize new and existing state and federal programs, grants and funding sources, and to have all of our state agencies work collaboratively with our county and municipal governments and the private sector to supercharge our opportunity zone revitalization. Our plan is to make Maryland’s 149 opportunity zones the most competitive ones in America.
Governor of Maryland
The opportunity zone program helps leverage private investment in Massachusetts cities and towns and can be a catalyst for job creation and economic activity.
Governor of Massachusetts
If we want to call Michigan a successful state, we’ve got to expand opportunities for business owners in our opportunity zones. I’m confident that the cabinet I put together will partner with Michigan business owners and ensure they have the resources they need to create more good-paying jobs. This executive directive will take a much-needed step toward building vibrant communities here in Michigan.
Governor of Michigan
The Opportunity Zones program provides Minnesota a great opportunity to work with local community leaders and our federal partners to build upon that important work and improve people’s lives.
Former Governor of Minnesota
One of the goals of my administration is to spread investment to all corners of New Mexico and we want to use every tool we can to accomplish that. That’s why we are going ‘all in’ for Opportunity Zones and giving an extra boost to help these communities.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Governor of New Mexico
These Opportunity Zones and the funds that support them will provide access to capital in low-income communities that otherwise may not attract it. It’s another tool to help cities reach their full potential and create healthy, vibrant communities that can attract and retain a 21st-century workforce.
Governor of North Dakota
Communities nationwide are competing for private investment in their Opportunity Zones, and we want to give Ohio communities the edge. This will make it more attractive for investors to direct their investments here.
Governor of Ohio
Our goal is economic prosperity for all Utahns. Opportunity Zones will go a long way in helping to support growth in economically-distressed areas throughout the state.
Governor of Utah
We are focused on leveraging the Opportunity Zones incentive to create new jobs, amenities, and economic opportunities for DC neighborhoods that need them most. With the OZ Marketplace and Community Corps, we are providing existing residents and small businesses owners with the expertise and platforms they need to navigate potential Opportunity Zone transactions.
Mayor of Washington, D.C.
From the City of Pawtucket’s perspective, without those types of opportunity zones and the [tax-increment financing] district legislation, we would be sitting here as we have for the last twenty something years in Pawtucket without these types of developments.
Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island