Other Eligibility Criteria:
An area must meet at least three of five criteria to be designated as an Enterprise Zone area by a county:
-Pervasive poverty established using the most current United States decennial census prepared by the U. S. Bureau of Census .
-Unemployment Rate (average for preceding yr.) at least 10% higher than State or significant job dislocation.
-Underdevelopment evidenced by lack of building permits, licenses, land disturbance permits, etc. lower than development activity within local body's jurisdiction.
-General distress and adverse conditions (population decline, health and safety issues etc.).
-General Blight evidenced by the inclusion of any portion of the nominated area in an urban redevelopment area.