Engage Your Community

Opportunity Arkansas can help your community prepare to attract and receive Qualified Opportunity Fund investments.
  • Entry Level

    Phase 1

    Opportunity Zone(s) exist within your community, and your community has not prepared or planned for Qualified Opportunity Funds to invest in projects within your Opportunity Zone(s).

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  • Project Ready

    Phase 2

    Your community has a plan and has identified project types the community desires in its Opportunity Zone(s).

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  • Investment Ready

    Phase 3

    Your community has a potential investment project in hand, and all that’s needed is a Qualified Opportunity Fund’s investment in the project.

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Entry Level

Our technical assistance may include:

  • Prioritization of land and potential projects. We teach communities to think as developers.
  • Evaluation of potential projects, including market conditions, demographics, population growth projections, etc.
  • Preparing a potential project by considering environmental factors, land ownership, zoning, and permitting.
  • Layering Incentives to increase a project’s likelihood success, which may include recommending public infrastructure construction funding, creation of business improvement districts, historic rehabilitation tax credits, New Market Tax Credits, Tax Increment Financing, and/or PILOT Agreements.
  • Help Identify and Designate Local Point of Contact for Opportunity Zones information.
  • Promoting the Community via a Community Prospectus to showcase area and potential projects.

Project Ready

Our technical assistance may include:

  • Package Economic Incentives to encourage development of a project by enhancing the project’s potential return on investment.
  • Develop a Community Prospectus to showcase the community’s Opportunity Zone(s) and the project types the community wants in its Opportunity Zone(s).
  • Promote the Community to Qualified Opportunity Funds through the Community Prospectus or otherwise.

Investment Ready

Our technical assistance may include:

  • Analysis of existing project(s) to confirm that the project(s) comply with the Opportunity Zone requirements.
  • Identify additional economic incentives that may be available for the project(s).
  • Assist your community to promote the project(s) to Qualified Opportunity Funds.

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