SizeUp Insights Tool

SizeUp is a free online tool designed to help businesses grow by making smarter decisions through data analysis. SizeUp allows you to easily obtain highly specific data on revenues, salaries, health insurance costs, suppliers, competitor information and much more. With SizeUp you can:

  • Find where your customers are located, and where your competitors are not, so you can grow your business
  • Discover nearby suppliers that you didn’t know were there
  • Find the best places to target your marketing to help promote your business
  • Get your scorecard – determine what percent of businesses are outperforming you in your industry
  • Map the best performing areas around you in order to help determine where to expand into a new location

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are there any special incentives for doing business in Tucson?

You can find a host of incentives for doing business in the City of Tucson, as well as incentives through Pima County and the State of Arizona. Tucson offers incentives for bringing high-quality jobs to the city and relocating your business to areas of the city such as the Central Business District (GPLET), Rio Nuevo, and the Global Economic Development District. You can find a complete list of incentives here or you can use the City of Tucson GIS Map to explore Tucson’s various incentive zones. Please contact the Economic Incentives office at econdev@tucsonaz.gov for any questions.  

Can I get help with site selection for a new office?

Absolutely! The easiest way to get started on finding a site for your business is by using the City of Tucson GIS Map. The map provides you with information about zoning, ownership, and available economic incentives. You can also search the Planning & Development database to find property information.

Where can I get access to funding for an expansion?

If you’re looking to grow, there are plenty of organizations available to help you reach your funding needs. Groups like the Community Investment Corporation, the Small Business Development Center, and the Tucson Industrial Development Authority (TIDA) offer loans and bond financing for small businesses. Growth Partners of Arizona also offers micro-loans to nonprofits and small businesses. Special districts in the City of Tucson, such as Rio Nuevo and the Global Economic Development District, offer financial incentives for businesses willing to relocate. There are also specialized groups, such as the Women’s Business Center that help women-led businesses find capital, and the Export-Import Bank of the US, which provides funding to small to medium-sized businesses. 

How can I find talent to join our company?

There are a number of places to recruit talent in the City of Tucson, such as Arizona@Work, an initiative that connects Arizona employers with workforce solutions and provides information about the labor market and wages, along with further recruiting resources. You can also connect with the various young professional groups in the area or contact organizations like Startup Tucson, which provides programs and services for employers. If you’re looking to hire military veterans, Pima County offers its Veterans Employment Services through the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center.  

FIND TALENT

Need help building your workforce? The following resources will help you find the right team and provide information about workforce requirements.

Pima Community College – Workforce Development

Pima Community College is the premier workforce development, education, and training provider for Pima County’s business and industry sectors.

YWCA Southern Arizona

Workforce Readiness Programs

Pima County One Stop Center

Provides workforce development that connects workers and job seekers to a statewide network of employment, training, and educational programs.

Industrial Commission of Arizona

Resources for employers including information on workers’ compensation, wage and earned paid sick time.

ACCESS TO FUNDING

Whether it’s bonds, grants, or advice on expansion, the following resources will help you find the financing to get your business growing.

Growth Partners Arizona

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

Small Business Development Center

Access to Capital for start-up, PP&E and Working Capital

Tucson Industrial Development Authority

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) promotes and assists in the rehabilitation, expansion and development of business and industry.

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

CIC is a nonprofit economic development organization offering programs related to education, homeownership, and entrepreneurship.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Downtown Financial Incentive District

Projects within the Downtown Financial Incentive District are eligible for a $10,000 building permit fee waiver, and a construction sales tax credit for public improvements.

Primary Jobs Incentive

The incentive provides up to a 100% reimbursement of construction sales tax to qualifying expenses.

Building Development and Permits

Information about building codes and applications for building permits.

Rio Nuevo

Rio Nuevo is a tax increment finance district (TIF) that invests in a variety of projects designed to expand the tax base, bring patrons and new businesses to downtown Tucson.