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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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City of Tucson Economic Development Strategy

Data on the City of Tucson's economic development opportunities, goals, and strategies for the years ahead.

City of Tucson Liquor License

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

City of Tucson Special Event Questionnaire

Apply for a special event liquor license in the City of Tucson.

Commercial Vehicle Permits

General permit information, rules regulations and restrictions.

Common Workspace

Coworking spaces designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, small teams, and remote workers.

Community Foundation Campus

The CF Campus provides a platform for collaboration that allows the nonprofit community to share their resources and ideas more efficiently and effectively.

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

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

Community Investment Corporation (CIC)

CIC supports local small businesses via specialized loan products and partnerships.

Community Workforce Skills Program (CWSP)

Workforce skills development programs for youths, young adults and/or veterans transitioning from military to civilian employment in coordination with City Departments.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

2015 City of Tucson Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Cook Tucson

Commercial kitchen space for rent, food truck commissary, food business marketing services, cooking classes, event space & more.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Summary of the CARES ACT for small business owners.