Opportunity Zone

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The city of Conyers' application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for a tax credit-generating "Opportunity Zone" was approved on December 28, 2010. An expansion of the Opportunity Zone was approved in June 2014.

The Opportunity Zone allows for new and existing businesses in the designated Opportunity Zone area that add a minimum of two new positions to take advantage of tax credits up to $3,500 per new employee in the business or withholding taxes for up to five years. 

The original Opportunity Zone covers Olde Town Conyers and the Central Conyers Activity Center bordered by West Avenue, Highway 138, Old Covington Highway and Green Street. The expansion covers the Salem Gate Shopping Center area just south of I-20.

"This Opportunity Zone is really something we can put to work for our economic development efforts," said City Manager Tony Lucas.  "We look forward to working with various entities like the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council and Main Street Program to take advantage of the tax credits this new zoning offers."

For additional information on this program, applications for the tax credit and maps of the Conyers Opportunity Zone, please visit the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) website or contact the local or DCA representatives today.

Helpful links and further Opportunity Zone information:

Opportunity Zone Tax Credit Information Sheet [PDF]

About Opportunity Zones Brochure [PDF]

DCA Opportunity Zone Website

Local contact information:

Matt Chalfa
City of Conyers
770-785-3803
matt.chalfa@conyersga.com
1174 Scott Street
Conyers, Georgia 30012

DCA contact information:

Joanie Perry
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
404-679-3173

Dawn Sturbaum
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
404-679-1585

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