Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ)

Click on each region to see the contact information for that specific county.

KOZ Impact

As of January 31, 2015, the KOZ applicants have created 9,968 jobs and invested $1,516,737,216 in private capital into the KOZ properties. Due to the tremendous success of the KOZ initiative, there have been multiple opportunities for local communities to designate additional subzones.

Application & Tools

PA KOZ | An Overview 2011-2014

Northwest

Counties in this Region

  • Butler
  • Crawford
  • Clarion
  • Erie
  • Forest
  • Lawrence
  • Mercer
  • Venango
  • Warren

Southwest

  • Jamie Colecchi
  • 412.391.5590 x325

  • Two Chatham Center
  • Suite 500
  • Pittsburgh PA 15219-3451

Counties in this Region

  • Armstrong
  • Allegheny
  • Beaver
  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Indiana
  • Washington
  • Westmoreland

North Central

  • Rachel Wolfel
  • 814.773.3162 x3052

  • 49 Ridgemont Drive
  • Ridgway PA 15853

Counties in this Region

  • Cameron
  • Clearfield
  • Elk
  • Jefferson
  • McKean
  • Potter

Southern Alleghenies

Counties in this Region

  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cambria
  • Fulton
  • Huntingdon
  • Somerset

Northern Tier

Counties in this Region

  • Bradford
  • Sullivan
  • Susquenhanna
  • Tioga
  • Wyoming

Central PA

Counties in this Region

  • Centre
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Juniata
  • Lycoming
  • Mifflin
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Snyder
  • Union

South Central

  • Shaun Donovan
  • 717.213.5033

  • 3211 North Front Street
  • Suite 201
  • Harrisburg PA 17110

Counties in this Region

  • Adams
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Franklin
  • Lebanon
  • Perry
  • York

Lackawanna/Luzerne

  • Marge Thomas
  • 570.655.3329 x0

  • Suite #210
  • 16 Luzerne Avenue
  • West Pittston PA 18643

Counties in this Region

  • Lackawanna
  • Luzerne
  • Wayne

Schuylkill/Carbon

  • Gary Bender
  • 570.628.1222

  • 401 North Second Street
  • Pottsville PA 17901

Counties in this Region

  • Carbon
  • Schuylkill

Lehigh Valley

  • Andrew Kleiner
  • 610.266.7619

  • 2158 Avenue C
  • Suite 200
  • Bethlehem PA 18017

Counties in this Region

  • Lehigh
  • Monroe
  • Northampton

Southeast

  • Jade Utz
  • 610.278.3819

  • 140 DeKalb Street
  • Human Services Center, 5th Floor
  • Norristown PA 19404

Counties in this Region

  • Berks
  • Bucks
  • Chester
  • Delaware
  • Lancaster
  • Montgomery

City of Philadelphia

  • Sophie Heng
  • 215.683.2007

  • One Parkway
  • 1515 Arch Street
  • Philadelphia PA 19102

Counties in this Region

  • Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Keystone Opportunity Zone

The Number One Economic Development Strategy in the Nation.

Keystone Opportunity Zones are such a breakthrough idea that Business Facilities magazine calls them the number one economic development strategy in the nation. By eliminating specific state and local taxes within specific underdeveloped and underutilized areas, communities within Pennsylvania are experiencing economic growth and investment. KOZs reflect a true sense of partnership among state and local taxing bodies, school districts, economic development agencies and community-based organizations.

Tax Liability

Binding ordinances and resolutions are passed granting the waiver, abatement or exemption of certain state and local taxes. Depending on the situation, the tax burden maybe reduced to zero through exemptions, deductions, abatements and credits for the following:

  • State Taxes: Corporate Net Income Taxes, Capital Stock Foreign Franchise Tax, Personal Income Tax, Sales Use Tax, Bank Shares and Trust Company Shares Tax, Alternative Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Local Taxes: Earned Income/Net Profits Tax, Business Gross Receipts, Business Occupancy, Business Privilege and Mercantile Taxes, Local Real Property Tax, Sales and Use Tax

Length of Tax Relief

Zones expire at various times. Please check with the specific Zone Coordinator using our interactive KOZ map at the bottom of this page, or view our KOZ contacts list PDF.

Administration

The Department of Community and Economic Development provides the organizational framework, including the certification and operations of KOZs. Local jurisdictions designate coordinators as a single point of contact for zone facilitation.