Opportunity Zone

Baldwin County Opportunity Zones MapBusinesses expanding or newly-arriving in Georgia are often eligible for a variety of incentives and tax exemptions offered at the state or local levels.   As part of the state job tax credit program, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) may designate areas in the state as opportunity zones, less developed census tracts, or military zones.
  • Opportunity Zones (red) – Areas identified by a community as redevelopment or revitalization targets.
  • Less Developed Census Tracts (blue) – In Georgia, statistically similar to the bottom 71 counties.
  • Military Zones (orange) – Located adjacent to a military base with poverty rate of at least 15 percent.

Businesses locating within these zones are eligible to take the maximum job tax credit against state corporate tax liability allowed under law, $3,500 per job created, the same amount as the Tier One benefit.
Get additional information about these incentive zones in Georgia.