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Arizona is committed to long-term corporate advancement.  A critical component to that commitment is supporting the businesses that represent the backbone of our statewide economy... the companies already operating - already excelling - in Arizona.   That's why the Arizona Commerce Authority has a dedicated team working hand-in-hand with Arizona-based businesses, connecting them with programs and resources to facilitate continued expansion ... boosting bottom lines and strengthening their company foothold in our state. 

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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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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Certified Sites

Certified Sites

To quickly identify the most ready-to-develop and occupy sites and buildings, the Arizona Commerce Authority has created its Certified Sites program.

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International Trade

International Trade

The Arizona Commerce Authority's International Trade Program offers Arizona-based companies valuable export services to promote increased international trade of goods and services. 

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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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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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Rural Destinations

Rural Destinations

Greater Arizona comprises diverse locations that will suit the needs of any business, large or small.

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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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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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Venture Madness

Venture Madness

Venture Madness is an innovative competition that pits 64 of the region’s most promising startups against each other in an exciting bracket-style, head-to-head competition.

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Venture Ready

Venture Ready

Venture Ready is the Arizona Commerce Authority’s business mentor program that connects Arizona talent with its incredibly rich resources.

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Arizona Success Stories

Company Profile: Kahtoola

Company Profile: Nichols Precision

Company Profile: Frito Lay