Opportunities for growthArizona Programs

The Arizona Commerce Authority is comprised of a team of expert business professionals knowledgeable in streamlining processes and navigating channels for faster results.

Tax Relief

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Additional Depreciation

Additional Depreciation

Accelerates depreciation schedules for prospective acquisitions of commercial personal property.

Angel Investment

Angel Investment

The Angel Investment tax credit provides credits to investors who make capital investments in small businesses certified by the ACA. 

Quality Jobs

Quality Jobs

The Quality Jobs tax credit offers up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits spread over a three-year period for each net new quality job.

Qualified Facility

Qualified Facility

The Qualified Facility program offers a refundable income tax credit equal eligible companies making a Capital Investment to establish or expand a Qualified Facilities.

Computer Data Center Program

Computer Data Center Program

CDC provides Transaction Privilege Tax and Use Tax exemptions at the state, county and local levels, on qualifying purchases of CDC Equipment.

Commercial/Industrial Solar

Commercial/Industrial Solar

Commercial/Industrial Solar Energy tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for the installation of solar energy devices in Arizona business facilities.

Foreign Trade Zone

Foreign Trade Zone

Businesses, located in a zone or sub-zone are eligible for up to an 80 percent reduction in state real and personal property taxes.

Healthy Forest

Healthy Forest

Healthy Forest provides incentives for certified businesses that are primarily engaged in harvesting, processing or transporting of qualifying forest products.

Lease Excise

Lease Excise

Lease Excise is a redevelopment tool to initiate development by reducing a project's operating costs by replacing the real property tax with an excise tax.

Military Reuse Zone

Military Reuse Zone

If a project is located in an MRZ, it may qualify for tax credits, a TPT exemption or property reclassification.

QECB

QECB

Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECB) are qualified tax credit bonds that were originally authorized by the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008.

Research & Development

Research & Development

The R&D tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for increased research and development activities conducted in this state.

Sales Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing

Sales Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing

The Sales Tax Exemption for Machinery and Equipment is a sales tax exemption for various machinery or equipment.

Work Opportunity

Work Opportunity

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit provided to private-sector businesses from groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. 

Arizona Finance Authority

Arizona Finance Authority

The Arizona Finance Authority is a one-stop shop for financing, supporting expanding and relocating businesses, communities’ infrastructure needs and first-time homebuyers.

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Talent and Training

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Job Training

Job Training

Job Training grants reimburse up to 75% of eligible training expenses for employers creating new jobs.

Navigator

Navigator

The ACA's Navigator program will connect you - at no cost - with Arizona's highly skilled and available workforce by creating a custom recruiting strategy. 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Innovation Challenge

Awards the most money in the country for a technology challenge — $3 million — to the world's most promising technology ventures.

Angel Investment

Angel Investment

The Angel Investment tax credit provides credits to investors who make capital investments in small businesses certified by the ACA. 

Research & Development

Research & Development

The R&D tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for increased research and development activities conducted in this state.

SBIR/STTR Resource Center

SBIR/STTR Resource Center

Find the resources to better compete for funding through the SBIR/STTR program.

Small Business Opportunities

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Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund

Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund

An $18.2 million loan participation program to stimulate financing to small businesses to foster business expansion and job creation in Arizona.

Arizona STEP Grant

Arizona STEP Grant

Assists Arizona small businesses as they export markets for the first time or as they expand into new markets.

Manufacturing Opportunities

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Qualified Facility

Qualified Facility

The Qualified Facility program offers a refundable income tax credit equal eligible companies making a Capital Investment to establish or expand a Qualified Facilities.

Rev AZ

Rev AZ

Arizona’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center created through a partnership between the ACA and the National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST).

Sales Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing

Sales Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing

The Sales Tax Exemption for Machinery and Equipment is a sales tax exemption for various machinery or equipment.

Rural Economic Development

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Certified Sites

Certified Sites

To quickly identify the most ready-to-develop and occupy sites and buildings, the Arizona Commerce Authority has created its Certified Sites program.

Rural Destinations

Rural Destinations

Greater Arizona comprises diverse locations that will suit the needs of any business, large or small.

International Trade

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Arizona STEP Grant

Arizona STEP Grant

Assists Arizona small businesses as they export markets for the first time or as they expand into new markets.

Location and Site Assistance

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Certified Sites

Certified Sites

To quickly identify the most ready-to-develop and occupy sites and buildings, the Arizona Commerce Authority has created its Certified Sites program.