North Carolina Opportunity Zones
The Opportunity Zones Program provides tax incentives for qualified investors to re-invest unrealized capital gains into low-income communities throughout the state, and across the country. Low-income census tracks are areas where the poverty rate is 20 percent or greater and/or family income is less than 80% of the area's median income. 

The NC Opportunity Zones Program is designed to encourage job creation, economic activity, housing and other community investments throughout North Carolina.
Low-Income Tracts
  • $2.5 trillion estimated unrealized capital gains
  • $15 billion estimated realized capital gains in NC
  • 46% of NC Census tracts are low income (1,007)
  • 98 counties have at least one low-income tract with a total of 252 Tracts across NC
NC’s 252 Certified Opportunity Zones

  • 1.1 million North Carolinians
  • 45,000 families with children in poverty
  • 50,000+ business establishments
  • $580 million public and private investments received over past 5 years
  • All NC Megasites
Opportunity Funds Incentives
Investments made by qualified entities into certified Opportunity Zones will receive three key federal tax incentives to encourage investment in low-income communities including:

  • Temporary tax deferral for capital gains
  • Step-up in basis for capital gains reinvested
  • Permanent exclusion from taxable income of long-term capital gains
The image below shows the opportunity zones (highlighted in green) in the Twin Counties of Edgecombe and Nash counties.
If you would like to learn more about the North Carolina Opportunity Zones Program, then click on the button below.
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Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Direct: 252-442-0114
Fax: 252-442-7315
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