Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)

Innovation and Global Business Development Department: promotes Arizona as a premier location for business expansion and location. Commerce markets Arizona globally, promotes inward investment, and provides resource assistance to grow your company. Commerce supports entrepreneurs, small businesses, minority and women-owned enterprises and industry sectors. We offer Workforce solutions powered by One-Stop centers throughout the state. Commerce supports technology-oriented businesses, and links them with resources and ideas from innovative leaders throughout Arizona. The agency maintains foreign trade offices in Asia, Europe and Mexico.

Community Development and Finance Department: focuses on local capacity-building by providing technical and financial assistance to cities, towns, counties, and tribal communities on land use planning, economic development (including BR&E: business retention and expansion), downtown revitalization, public involvement, smart growth best practices, military land use compatibility, and the complexities of zoning. The Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) program and Arizona Main Street program assist Arizona’s rural communities in achieving sustainable economies and foster economic development and revitalization in historic downtown areas ~ both programs generate significant returns on local investment dollars. The Arizona Office of Smart Growth administers funding to assist communities with meeting state mandated planning requirements through Growing Smarter Planning Grants. The Office is also home to the $4.8 million Military Installation Fund and the Arizona Military Regional Compatibility Project. The unique qualities abounding in Arizona are addressed through our Regional Managers who provide localized community, economic and workforce assistance throughout Arizona’s rural and tribal regions.

The Energy Office: encourages energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment, provides energy information and policy advice, and supports reduced utility costs and improved comfort for Arizona’s low-income residents. Energy staff implement and facilitate programs for the residential and commercial sectors in partnership with local governments, tribes utilities, and other public and private organizations. Staff also provides hands-on education programs, including energy conferences, publications and training seminars.

Strategic Investment and Research: serves as the state’s clearinghouse for economic information and strategic research related to Arizona’s economy. Detailed data and information is available for all incorporated communities and counties.

Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington, Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com

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