Are Opportunity Zones Empowering Prosperity or Enriching Investors? : Opponents of the legislation, however, argue that Opportunity Zones will benefit investors more than communities and pour fuel on to the flames of gentrification. To resolve some of this discrepancy between local excitement and national concern, let’s address some of the most common misconceptions about Opportunity Zones. Of course, investors will benefit from Opportunity Zones. The incentive is designed so that investors liquidate unrealized capital gains, moving their capital into investment funds created specifically for Opportunity Zone projects.