Job Opportunity Building Zones (JOBZ)

Job Opportunity Building Zones are located throughout Minnesota, with the exception of the seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. A qualified business is a business located in a Zone that has entered into a Business Subsidy Agreement (BSA) with a local government. Businesses relocating operations into a Zone from another location in Minnesota must also sign a relocation agreement with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Qualified businesses in these Zones are eligible for JOBZ exemptions from sales, income, and property taxes and may be eligible for a refundable jobs credit based on increased payroll.


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