Arizona: Programs

READY TO WORK WITH YOU

The Arizona Commerce Authority is comprised of a team of expert business professionals knowledgeable in streamlining processes and navigating channels for faster results. We’ll help you connect with a deepening availability of resources and the right people to set your business plans in motion.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Rural Destinations

RURAL DESTINATIONS

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

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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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