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ACA Business Checklist

Free, interactive checklist program from the Arizona Commerce Authority for those looking to start, expand, or relocate their business in the State of Arizona.

ADEQ Permitting

Information about permitting needs for different types of industries.


Learn why annexation brings funds to invest in our community.

Apply for a Business License

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

Arizona Commerce Authority

State Incentive Programs

Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)

The Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Arizona Business Resources page provides information, tools and guidance for businesses.

Arizona Daily Star

Coronavirus Resource Guide from Tucson.com

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

Link to Arizona Department of Economic Security landing page.

Arizona Department of Liquor License Application Kit

Arizona taxes, licenses, fees and applications.

Arizona Entrepreneur’s Edge

Resource guide for starting, operating, and growing a business in Arizona released by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Arizona Export Assistance Center

Helps Arizona-based businesses develop and expand their revenue streams from potential foreign markets with offices in Tucson and Phoenix.

Arizona Forge

Forge serves as a unique business innovation hub that combines startup incubation, experiential student education, and corporate innovation.

Frequently Requested Resources

Building Development and Permits

Information about building codes and applications for building permits.

Business License Application

Application to operate a business in the City of Tucson.

IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Register and manage your EIN.

Register LLC

Register and manage your LLC through the State of Arizona’s eCorp system.

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Tucson Industrial Development Authority Bonds and Loans

The Tucson IDA may provide financing for projects that serve a public purpose, and where traditional sources of funding may not be available.

Tucson Metro Chamber

Link to COVID-19 news and resources compiled by the Chamber of Commerce.

Tucson Resiliency Direct Loan Fund / Programa de Prestamos Directos

We Are One / Somos Uno

Tucson Sales Tax Guide

Contains general information about City of Tucson Business Privilege (Sales) Tax on retail sales.

Tucson Water

Start and stop service, pay bills, and apply for water conservation rebates and reclaimed water service.

UA Tech Parks Global Advantage

Provides companies with a competitive advantage by helping with market access, product development, manufacturing assistance, and business development.

University of Arizona Center for Innovation

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region.

Visit Tucson

Get acquainted with the Tucson lifestyle by exploring the area's attractions, accommodations, restaurants, bars, and special events.

Webinar: Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19

Whitehouse / CDC Guidelines: Opening Up America Again

Women’s Business Center

The WBC provides comprehensive business and management training, one-on-one business counseling and wrap around professional and personal development services.

YWCA Southern Arizona

Workforce Readiness Programs