Connect Tucson – Economic Opportunities in The City of Tucson

COVID-19 Resources

Tucson Business Community:

Check here for a list of technical and financial assistance resources available to those impacted by COVID-19.  

Our economic development team stands ready to assist and will continue to connect you to partner agencies and organizations that offer programs and services to help navigate this challenging time.   

Feel free to reach out directly through the Small Business Assistance Hotline, or contact one of our partner agencies using the links below.

City of Tucson 

Office of Economic Initiatives

Small Business Assistance Hotline 520-837-4100


Federal Resource Partners

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for businesses and employers regarding COVID-19, including cleaning recommendations and interim guidance.

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Information about Disaster Assistance, including SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuesta al Coronavirus

SBA Lender Match

Lender Match is a free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders.

State & Local Resources

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

Link to Arizona Department of Economic Security landing page.

Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) COVID-19

SCORE

SCORE offers free and modestly priced workshops to assist clients to evaluate their business ideas and guide them through the start-up and business planning phases.

Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC) Small Business Recovery Loan Application

BDFC offers loans of up to $25,000 through its Community Advantage Small Business Recovery Loan program.

Growth Partners of Arizona

Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Microlender for non-profits and small business

Metro Tucson Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 News and Resources

Financial, employer, federal & state resources, pending legislation, and industry-specific news regarding COVID-19.

LocalFirst Arizona COVID-19 Resources

Government, industry, and digital resources, along with a list of local businesses to support and LocalFirst educational webinars.

CIC Emergency Microloans for Small Businesses

Community Investment Corporation (CIC) is supporting local small businesses in this time of uncertainty via specialized loan products and partnerships.

Pima Community College SBDC

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering free help to complete SBA loan applications. Call 520-206-4580, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Pima County One-Stop Career Center

Pima County One-Stop Career Center set up a hotline, which can be reached at 520-724-5735, to help those who are unemployed due to COVID-19.

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FREQUENTLY REQUESTED RESOURCES

Apply for a Business License

Information about starting a new business, taxes, and applications for business license and home occupation.

Certificate of Occupancy

Information about occupying newly constructed, relocated, or altered areas, including application for permanent and temporary Certificate of Occupancy permits.

Building Development and Permits

Information about building codes and applications for building permits.

City of Tucson Liquor License

Information on attaining a liquor license in the City of Tucson, including for special events.

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