Created by the 2017 federal tax law, Opportunity Zones are a powerful new economic development tool that provides tax benefits to incentivize investment in key designated areas. In Madison, Opportunity Zones have been granted for eleven census tracts covering 14,000 acres of property. There is tremendous potential to leverage this tool to catalyze important projects and job creation.
To better understand this new program and its application in Madison, we invite you to join us at the Madison Opportunity Zones Symposium on Wednesday, February 20, from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Madison Municipal Building (MMB), 215 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Room 215.
The program will include presentations from city leaders on priorities for the designated areas, as well as a panel discussion on private sector participation.