Small Business: Programs

Small Business Services

Small Business Services

Information on business licensing and statewide resources to assist in every aspect of launching an Arizona-based business, and accelerating the growth of out-of-state businesses expanding or relocating to Arizona.

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Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) awards the most money in the country for a technology challenge – $3 million — to the world's most promising technology ventures.

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Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund

Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund

An $18.2 million loan participation program to stimulate financing to small businesses and manufacturers in collaboration with private finance partners to foster business expansion and job creation in Arizona.

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SBIR/STTR Resource Center

SBIR/STTR Resource Center

The Arizona Commerce Authority helps educate Arizona Small Businesses and connect them with resources to better compete for funding through the SBIR/STTR program.

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Rev AZ

Rev AZ

Rev AZ is Arizona’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center created through a partnership between the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and the National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST) whose goal is to become the central resource for technical assistance and all things manufacturing for Arizona’s existing community of small and medium-sized manufacturers.

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Navigator

Navigator

The ACA's Navigator program will connect you - at no cost - with Arizona's highly skilled and available workforce by creating a custom recruiting strategy. 

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