Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tom Wolf, Governor
Dennis M. Davin, Secretary

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Keystone Special Development Zone (KSDZ)


Download the guidelines for a complete understanding of the program and the requirements.

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The Keystone Special Development Zone (KSDZ) program was established for the purpose of providing incentives to for-profit businesses that locate and operate in designated geographic zones. Pennsylvania continues to have a surplus of abandoned, deteriorated commercial and industrial sites in need of revitalization. The KSDZ program is an incentive-based tax credit program to foster redevelopment of these former industrial and commercial sites. 


Tax credits used to offset various business tax liabilities. 


$2,100 per-job tax credit to approved businesses operating within a Keystone Special Development Zone. 


Approved businesses located within a Keystone Special Development Zone. 


Tax credits may be claimed for up to ten years. 

How to Apply

Electronic Single Application 

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