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List of Current Empowerment Zones and Updated Contact Information

In line with IRS Notice 2013-38, the Empowerment Zones (EZ) were directed to contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by July 29, 2013 if they did not want to accept the EZ designation extension. The list provided in the table below includes the EZs that have elected to accept the EZ designation extension provided through § 327(c) of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-240, 126 Stat. 2313 (January 2, 2013) (ATRA).

Under this extension, businesses in these EZ communities have the opportunity to utilize the available EZ tax incentives until December 31, 2013 and for more information about each tax incentive please refer to the updated EZ Tax Incentives Summary Chart. Included in the table below is the updated contact information for each zone. If this contact information is incorrect or incomplete, please send an email to summarizing the revisions that need to be made.

EZ Community Contact Information
Baltimore MD Rachel Edds 410-783-4400
Boston  MA Sheila Dillon 617-635-4352
Chicago IL Brad McConnell 312-744-9143
Cincinnati OH Eric Denson 513-352-4981
Cleveland OH Steve Martinek 216-664-4503
Columbia/Sumter SC Felicia Maloney 803-255-8129
Columbus OH John Beard 614-251-0926
Cumberland County NJ Jeannine MacDonald 856-696-5660
Detroit  MI Brian Watkins 313-224-9973
El Paso TX Isela Robinson 915-541-4629
Fresno  CA Kelly Trevino 559-621-8426
Gary/Hammond/East Chicago IN Scott Upshaw 219-886-9047
Huntington/Ironton WV/OH Cathy Burns 304-781-1678
Jacksonville FL Joseph Whitaker 904-630-1624
Knoxville TN Mark Rigsby 865-215-2235
Los Angeles CA Robert Sainz 213-744-7396
Miami/Dade County FL Lori Weldon 305-375-3623
Minneapolis MN Jeff Schneider 612-673-5124
New Haven CT Heather Rosenberg 203-946-5889
New York NY Marion Phillips 212-803-3240
Norfolk/Portsmouth VA Meisha Holmes 757-664-4186
Oklahoma City OK Steven Rhodes 405-297-2009
Philadelphia/Camden PA/NJ Aiisha Herring-Miller 215-683-2152
Pulaski County AR Sharon Priest 501-375-0121
San Antonio TX Ruben Davila 210-207-8080
Santa Ana CA Deborah Sanchez 714-565-2621
St. Louis/East St. Louis MO/IL Kevin Wilson 314-621-0816
Syracuse NY Carl Thomas 315-448-8471
Tucson  AZ      
Yonkers NY Mary Alice Brady 914-377-6136