Opportunity Zones are low-income census tracts certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. There are 62 designated Opportunity Zones within Iowa, including in the cities of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport.
Learn more about financing your Opportunity Zone project in Iowa, with Qualified Opportunity Fund equity investments.
Why develop your project in an Opportunity Zone in Iowa with OZone Financing Solutions?
OZone Financing Solutions can help you source investment capital to develop your project in Iowa. Opportunity Zones connect private-sector investment to low-income communities, which means you can finance your project in Iowa and stimulate the local economy. An Opportunity Zone investment is a great way to benefit both investors and communities in Iowa, such as Des Moines Metropolitan Area and Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area.
Visit our Opportunity Zone development guide to learn about developing Qualified Opportunity Zone property and to discover how OZone Financing Solutions can benefit your project in Iowa.
We will work with you to simplify the Opportunity Zone process in Iowa.
To successfully secure Opportunity Zone equity investment, you may need to use multiple types of capital in the final capital stack for your project. You’ll also need to establish a Qualified Opportunity Fund and market your Opportunity Zone project. OZone Financing Solutions can provide you with a turnkey, one-stop-shop solution to simplify the process. OZone Financing provides best-in-class quality, speed, and coordination for project structuring and legal documentation as well as a full marketing and fundraising package.
What areas in Iowa qualify as an Opportunity Zone?
Our free Opportunity Zone Map will show where designated Opportunity Zones are located within Iowa.
Ozone Financing’s Opportunity Zone map
If your project is located within a designated Opportunity Zone in Iowa, you should familiarize yourself with the requirements for becoming a Qualified Opportunity Zone property.
Iowa and its economic climate are vibrant.
Iowa is an attractive destination for visitors, university students, and investors. Well-known landmarks and cities, such as Iowa State Capitol and Des Moines, attract tourists to the area, and Drake University and Northwestern College draw students from across the United States and around the world. Additionally, Iowa has embraced Opportunity Zones as a great source of potential growth for the U.S. economy and for low-income communities. Opportunity Zones provide strong returns for investors while providing communities with much-needed development capital and jobs. Iowa has a GDP of $190.19 billion, which ranks 29th in the United States.
The State of Iowa covers an area of 56,272.81 square miles, including 10 major cities, with a total population of 3,156,145 and 62 Opportunity Zones. It is the 36th-most densely populated state in the United States.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the State of Iowa had a population of approximately 2,348,000 over the age of 16. Of this, approximately 1,671,000 people are in the labor force of Iowa, with 1,568,000 who are employed and 103,000 unemployed. Unemployment statistics for the State of Iowa in 2015 show average unemployment at 3.8%. Monthly unemployment rates in Iowa were 3.2% in October 2015, 3.2% in November 2015, and 3.7% in December 2015.
Our EB5AN State of Iowa regional center offers a unique alternative source of capital.
Our EB5AN State of Iowa EB-5 regional center covers Opportunity Zones in Iowa and Lafayette counties, which creates a unique opportunity to further incentivize investors and diversify your project’s sources of capital. Through the EB-5 Program, qualified foreign investors can invest in a USCIS-approved EB-5 regional center projects to gain permanent resident status in the United States. Our EB5AN State of Iowa regional center offers geographic coverage of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport, including the areas of Holiday Park, Taylor, and Gold Coast. The Des Moines metropolitan area encompasses Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, Guthrie and Jasper counties in Iowa.
Discover the benefits of developing your project in a Qualified Opportunity Zone.
Given Iowa’s large population, becoming a Qualified Opportunity Zone business would create measurable benefits in your community. You would stimulate the local economy, thereby reducing the number of unemployed people in Iowa.
Contact OZone Financing Solutions today to learn more about developing an Opportunity Zone project in Iowa.
Call 1-833-886-9663 or e-mail at info@OzoneFinancing.com.