Grow Your Business
Congratulations on your success! Let’s get you setup with the resources you need to continue flourishing in Tucson.
CONTACT THE ECONOMIC INITIATIVES OFFICE
The Economic Initiatives Office is here to provide hands-on assistance with site selection and exploring the economic incentives available to you. Please reach out so we can set you up for success.
Small Business Assistance Line
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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.
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.
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.
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
YWCA Southern Arizona
Pima County One Stop Center
Industrial Commission of Arizona
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 of Arizona
Small Business Development Center
Tucson Industrial Development Authority
Community Investment Corporation (CIC)
Downtown Financial Incentive District
Primary Jobs Incentive
Building Development and Permits
Business Insights Tool