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zone:

... a designation for a location or area within a location indicating a special status, for example an enterprise zone. The expression, enterprise zone is also a a location data element. Following are examples various types of zones for enterprise and economic development and community redevelopment. Zones as defined here typically offer incentives for business and industry development. The following examples of such zones may show up as location data elements in the community profiles of places that have them:
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empowerment zone:

... for definition published in Lessons from the Field by Edith Pepper, CLICK HERE.
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export processing zone:

... area designated for receiving and storing goods without the obligation to pay duties. Such a zone allows workers to process or assemble goods for export using imported parts that are considered never to have been imported in the manner that requires duty payment.
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foreign trade zone:

... FTZ; a place designed by a country's customs agency where business operations are allowed to function without responsibility to pay duties on imported products or materials for as long as they remain within a specified area. Foreign Trade Zones are designated by US Customs. An FTZ functions in much the same way as a export processing zone, except that goods may be passed from it into the country granting its status after processing, thus providing an advantage of using a mix of domestic and foreign parts without paying duty on the latter until the end-product is actually moved from the zone.
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free trade zone:

... area designated in a foreign country where goods can be shipped and stored without paying duties until they pass from the zone. Wikipedia has a file that discusses free trade zone.
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high-tech industry development zone:

... a special area seeking high-tech employers and having a focus on the development of enterprises involved in commercial production and distribution; a zone for which the most desirable target for enterprise development is manufacturing and the creation of jobs that match with the skill level or potential of the local labor force. Perhaps the most sought after prospect targets for high-tech industry development zones would be a combination facilities for manufacture and research in which skilled workers are employed or manufacturers needing local research and/or engineering technology services available locally.
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zone / enterprise zone:

... an expression used to promote an defined area that has financial assistance and services available to make it more attractive for enterprise development; a zone in which there are tax breaks and other incentives offered in order to encourage investment by enterprises. Take a look at the definitions of enterprise communities and business incubation.
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