COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has 370 Opportunity Zones, the full allotment given by the federal government. The boundaries of these zones are based on census tracts and are identified by the state while the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury certifies their qualification. That puts opportunity zones in 73 of Ohio’s 88 counties.
Making it easier for investors to find the right opportunity for them has been a high priority for the DeWine administration and according to Lt. Governor Jon Husted there is $1 trillion in unrealized capital investments nationwide. To that end, the State has developed a portal that all opportunity zones in Ohio can access and use to show their needs.
“We listened to investors and they said, well give us a clearing house, give us one place to look where we can find all the investment opportunities in Ohio,” said Husted. According to Husted, Ohio may not be the first to have a portal, but he feels the State is a leader in this realm of activity.