Easley receives ‘opportunity zone’ designation from governor

EASLEY — Gov. Henry McMaster recently picked Easley as one of 135 sites across the state that will become “opportunity zones” as part of a new federal program designed to create jobs in economically distressed areas.

The program makes those designated areas eligible for tax incentives to encourage business creation and the development of affordable housing.

The opportunity zone includes areas inside the Easley city limits and into downtown Easley. The zone encompasses the northwest side of downtown Easley, extending north along S.C. Highway

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