Enterprise and Empowerment Zones
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The City of Jacksonville has both a state Enterprise Zone and a federal Empowerment Zone that provide numerous financial incentives to businesses operating in these areas. Enterprise and Empowerment Zone Brochure (PDF 1.4M)
About the Enterprise Zone
Enterprise Zone Incentives
The City of Jacksonville was awarded an official Enterprise Zone designation, effective July 1, 1995. The Jacksonville Enterprise Zone was redesignated effective January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2015. Jacksonville's Enterprise Zone is a 20-square-mile base area with three additional developable sites totaling an additional 2,000 acres of property targeted for economic revitalization.
Businesses located within the Enterprise Zone and/or the developable site areas are eligible to take advantage of various financial incentives offered by the State of Florida through the Enterprise Zone Program. Additionally, Jacksonville's Enterprise Zone area is designated a Brownfields Area. (Click here to learn more about Brownfields incentives).
All Enterprise Zone tax credit applications are required to be submitted to the Office of Economic Development for verification that the business or applicant seeking Enterprise Zone tax credits is located within the Enterprise Zone boundaries.
About the Empowerment Zone
Empowerment Zone Incentives
NOTE: The Empowerment Zone Program is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2013.
The Community Tax Relief Act of 2000 offers communities direct access to programs that will encourage development and create prosperity for low-income areas by using tax incentives that encourage economic growth. Expanding business development and commerce leads to greater job opportunities for residents and to improved access to goods and services, both of which help energize long-term revitalization.
Jacksonville was awarded a Round III Empowerment Zone Designation in 2002. The Jacksonville Empowerment Zone was redesignated effective January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2013.
As required by federal law, the City of Jacksonville created the Enterprise and Empowerment Zone Development Agency Board to assist with ongoing performance of the Enterprise and Empowerment Zones. (Download the Board Member List (PDF 81K)).
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Enterprise Zone Expansion Areas
117 West Duval Street, Suite 275, Jacksonville, FL 32202