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Arizona Commerce Authority

Public private partnership

Phoenix-based, Statewide Services

Arizona Commerce Authority’s mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy.

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Programs & Services

Arizona Commerce Authority offers a connection service to keep in touch with Arizona’s ecosystem, economic development and funding opportunities. They also have a monthly newsletter that focuses on important news and industries.

Arizona Commerce Authority offers dozens of programs to help the business community through the following:

  • Arizona Innovation Challenge - A technology commercialization competition awarding up to $1.5 - $3 million twice yearly – making it one of the most competitive and largest competitions in the nation.

  • Venture Ready Accelerator - A mentor-led accelerator program that connects Arizona talent with its incredibly rich resources. 

  • The Checklist Program - is a free, interactive resource center or “Go to Site”  designed to guide start-up, growing, and out-of-state businesses to commonly requested licensing information.

  • Develop Your Business - contains information geared to assist the growth of Arizona’s small and medium-sized businesses.

Prerequisites or Exclusions

Check out the program details to see requirements before applying. Each program has distinct services and exclusions.

Getting Connected

To become a part of the many programs offered by Arizona Commerce Authority, fill out the questionnaire on the website and you will get referred to the appropriate resource. To stay informed and receive the monthly newsletter, you can fill out your preferences on the website.

Primary Contact

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General Inquiries

Additional Information

The ACA is also a title sponsor of TENWEST Impact Festival in Tucson, Arizona and Startup Tucson.

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