Opportunity Zone Prospectus

Opportunity Zones were enacted as part of the 2017 tax reform package (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to address uneven economic recovery and persistent lack of growth that have left many communities across the country behind. In the broadest sense, the newly enacted federal Opportunity Zone (OZ) is a federal tax incentive for investors to invest in low-income urban and rural communities through the favorable treatment of reinvested capital gains and forgiveness of tax on new capital gains.

This economic and community development tax incentive program provides a new impetus for private investors to support distressed communities through private equity investments in businesses and real estate ventures. The incentive is deferral, reduction and potential elimination of certain federal capital gains taxes.

What is Opportunity Zones? (PDF-214 KB)           All-Staff Presentation (PDF-1.4 MB)


Overview of Pueblo

Pueblo County is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, 100 miles south of Denver, along Interstate 25 and US Highway 50...



Opportunity Zone Focus

 9 Opportunity Zones
  Mesa Junction
  Evraz Steel Mill
   St. Charles Industrial Park
  Lake Minequa