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Getting into the zone can pay big dividends.

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As an incentive for operating a or wanting to start a in one of 's 12 Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZs), will pay virtually no state, local or real property taxes until 2010 (or 2008 in the Southern Allegheny region). Entrepreneurs doing business in those areas will also be eligible to apply for a Pennsylvania Industrial Loan at a preferred interest rate.

KOZs are areas that comprise 5,000 acres or less in economically distressed communities. The zones are designed to stimulate business and residential development within those areas.

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