Winrock, AEDC launch online hub for opportunity zones
Opportunity Arkansas aims to generate new businesses, create jobs
Winrock International and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission launch Opportunity Arkansas, a website with information about investing in Opportunity Zones.
The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created Opportunity Zones as economic development and job creation tools for distressed communities. Governors of each state nominated low-income census tracts to become Opportunity Zones, certified by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury through the Internal Revenue Service.
Once an area is designated an Opportunity Zone, new investments in that community qualify for preferential tax treatment. In Arkansas, 85 census tracts were certified as Opportunity Zones.