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Keystone Innovation Zones

Providing tax credits to for-profit companies in the life sciences and tech.


A total of $15 million in tax credits is available through the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credit program every year. This program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania distributes funds around the state of Pennsylvania. Life sciences and tech businesses in three specific areas of the city may be eligible to apply. The Department of Commerce works with the KIZ coordinator in each area to assist eligible businesses.

This tax credit can be applied to:


1515 Arch St., 12th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Apply for the program

After you've determined your eligibility, submit the program application. Applications are due by September 15 every year.

Where are the KIZs?

The map below shows the three KIZs within Philadelphia. In each Zone, certain types of businesses are eligible for tax credits. Click on each area to see which types of businesses can apply. Then visit the process and eligibility section to find out more.
  • Keystone Innovation Zone

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