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  • Thriving Innovation
  • Low Cost of Doing Business
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Thriving Innovation

With a surging innovation ecosystem and a $3 million Arizona Innovation Challenge, Arizona attracts global corporations and forward-thinking start ups.

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Info - 250 Startups

Low Cost of Doing Business

Ranking seventh lowest in average workers compensation costs, sixth lowest in property taxes, and second lowest in unemployment insurance tax.

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Info - 4.9% Income Tax

Skilled & Available Workforce

Poised and ready to meet your project needs, the state's workforce is abundant, talented and young. 

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Info - 2nd for workforce quality

STREAMLINED REGULATION

Arizona has created a minimalist regulatory environment by cutting red tape and by repealing overly burdensome regulations.

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Info - Expedited Permitting

ACCESS TO MAJOR WORLD MARKETS

Arizona is immediately accessible to three of the world's largest economies -- California (#9), Texas (#13) and Mexico (#14).

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Info - 800 tons of cargo

SIMPLIFIED TAX SYSTEM

Arizona has among the lowest corporate and individual income tax rates in the nation, lowering your cost of doing business.

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Info - #2 lowest unemployment ins tax

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE

From an unsurpassed number of sunny days to snow skiing, Arizona’s quality of life is second to none.

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Info - 300 days of sun (gray)

Business Climate: Incentives

Job Training

Job Training

Job Training grants reimburse up to 75% of eligible training expenses for employers creating new jobs.

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Quality Jobs

Quality Jobs

The Quality Jobs tax credit offers up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits spread over a three-year period for each net new quality job.

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Qualified Facility

Qualified Facility

The Qualified Facility program offers a refundable income tax credit equal eligible companies making a Capital Investment to establish or expand a Qualified Facilities.

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Computer Data Center Program

Computer Data Center Program

CDC provides Transaction Privilege Tax and Use Tax exemptions at the state, county and local levels, on qualifying purchases of CDC Equipment.

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Leading the way: Thriving ARIZONA INDUSTRIES

Arizona business: in action

Company Profile: Frito Lay

Company Profile: Instant Bioscan

AIAF Recipient: Traklight

STEP Recipient: Rigid Industries

Innovation in Arizona

Surging Technology:
The TechConnect Blog

University programs mean business for young entrepreneurs

Apr 9, 2015
 

The focus on helping students develop their own ideas and create their own startups has been an important trend in recent years.

Arizona Business: News

Invest Southwest and Arizona Commerce Authority Name CampusLogic the 2015 Venture Madness Champion

• 03.11.2015

The education and medical technology industries in Arizona were strongly represented during this year’s Venture Madness competition. The event culminated with Gilbert, Ariz.-based CampusLogic emerging victorious as the Venture Madness Champion in the final round.

Arizona Commerce Authority Launches New Start Up Section of AZCommerce.com Connecting all things Entrepreneurial in Arizona

• 03.5.2015

The ACA today launched its new Start Up section at AZCommerce.com as part of its ongoing efforts to align resources, connect partners and strengthen Arizona’s vibrant innovation ecosystem supporting the state’s entrepreneurs.