Business First: STREAMLINED REGULATION

Arizona Commerce Authority

Arizona has made a concerted effort in recent years to create a business-friendly, minimalist regulatory environment by cutting red tape and by repealing overly burdensome regulations that would otherwise make business more difficult for companies in the state.

Business-Friendly Regulation

In response to calls from the Arizona business community for streamlined regulation, the Governor and Legislature approved fundamental changes in the administration of Arizona's transaction privilege tax system. These changes streamline tax collection and eliminate the need for multiple (state and local) tax licenses, tax returns and tax audits.

The state's commitment to reducing red tape and paperwork makes it considerably easier and more efficient for businesses to locate, expand and start up.

A Right-to-Work State

In Arizona, unions cannot require workers to pay dues as a condition of their employment. The financial impact of labor peace and business stability is significant - and increasing.