The Opportunity Zone program is a nationwide initiative administered by the U.S. Treasury created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The program provides federal tax incentives for investment in distressed communities over the next 10 years. Areas designated as Opportunity Zones will be able to reap the benefits of new capital investment to help redevelop underserved communities.
Developed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to facilitate Opportunity Zone investment, the Maryland Opportunity Zone Information Exchange is the first interactive resource of its kind in the nation, serving as a virtual meeting place for investors, fund managers, property developers, new or expanding businesses, and local stakeholders. The Information Exchange features a locator for projects and businesses located in Maryland’s Opportunity Zones and information on financial and other incentives available at the state, county and municipal level.
White House Executive Order on OZsOn Aug 24, President Trump passed an executive order that would prioritize the location of federal offices and spaces to Opportunity Zones.Read the Executive Order
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-23, providing additional relief to taxpayers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Among other things, the notice automatically extends the 180-day deadline to invest capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Fund to July 15 for taxpayers with a deadline between April 1 and July 15.
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Search to find available investments, businesses, funds or projects in Maryland.
Find the state and local financial incentives, tax credits and grants for your business or project.
Submit your information to list your businesses, project, or fund in the Information Exchange.
Find additional resources to learn more about Opportunity Zones in Maryland.
In keeping with Governor Larry Hogan’s goal to make Maryland’s Opportunity Zones the most competitive and attractive in the nation, the State of Maryland will support Opportunity Zone investment and projects through a wide variety of programs. These proven and effective resources can assist with all phases of development for a wide variety of projects.