Business Assistance Resources
Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona's economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Arizona Corporation Commission
The Arizona Corporation Commission is the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Arizona, established by Article 15 of the Arizona Constitution. Some of its major duties include regulating public utility companies, regulate/facilitate the incorporation of businesses and organizations, securities regulation, and railroad/pipeline safety.

Arizona Workforce Connection
As Maricopa County’s Workforce Development Division, Arizona Workforce Connections provides a One-Stop Center offering range of services for employers and job seekers in order to address workforce development needs.

Better Business Bureau Arizona
The BBB is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust, consisting of 112 independently incorporated local BBB organizations in the United States and Canada, coordinated under the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) in Arlington, Virginia.The BBB collects and provides free business reviews on more than 4 million businesses to over 123 million requests from consumers in 2013.

Department of Commerce 
The Department is comprised of 12 bureaus that work together to drive progress in four business facing key goal areas:
Trade and Investment; Innovation; Environment; Data. The underlying strength of the Department is the ability for its bureaus to work together and leverage expertise in all of these goal areas to drive economic growth. 


East Valley Partnership
The East Valley Partnership (EVP) is a coalition of civic, business, educational and political leaders dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, Arizona. EVP actively advocates in areas such as economic development, education, transportation and infrastructure, arts, behavioral health, and other important areas.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is one of the region's premier economic development groups. GPEC has been working on behalf of businesses looking to relocate and expand – at absolutely no cost to the company – for more than 25 years. GPEC is a public-private partnership representing Maricopa County, 22 communities throughout the region and more than 170 private investors.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The government agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and is responsible for collecting taxes and the administration of the Internal Revenue Code.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing--they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C