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Benefits For The Community

  • Economic development and growth are stimulated because jobs are retained and created in the community.
  • Indirect employment is impacted, as a business location not only creates jobs specific to itself, but also creates opportunities for suppliers and service providers in the community.
  • New businesses may be attracted, as an FTZ can be a valuable asset to them.
  • Improved infrastructure and expanded tax base, as a result of higher employment and the influx of new businesses, can also occur.
  • For all these reasons, more than 240 communities throughout the U.S. support and rely on the benefits the FTZ program offers public as well as private entities.