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Small Business Resources


Phoenix offers Small Businesses a unique variety of resources​ to assist with any stage of growth.


Management Technical Assistance (MTA) Program
The Management Technical Assistance program offers small business owners the opportunity to work with experienced consultants at no cost. The service areas include General Business Strategy; Financing and Loan Packaging; Business Needs Assessment; and Workforce Development.
MTA Application


Finance Assistance

Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corp. (PCDIC)
The mission of the PCDIC is "to attract and provide funds for projects that will improve the quality of life of those individuals who live and work in underserved areas of the community." Some of the areas that PCDIC seeks to address are providing gap financing for commercial real estate for small businesses having difficulty securing loans, and removing blight within the city's most distressed Census Tracts. Please visit http://www.phoenixnewmarkets.org/.

EXPAND Program
EXPAND is a program that allows businesses to obtain conventional commercial or SBA loans. Collateral dollars are available up to 25% of approved loan amount. Maximum collateral enhancement amount of $150,000. Expand Application

Phoenix Industrial Development Authority
The Phoenix IDA is focused on providing bond financing for community and economic development projects. Since 2009, the Phoenix IDA has issued more than $1 billion in bonds. Their goals include increasing job opportunities within the community, supporting education and health care, and providing housing for underserved communities. Please visit http://phoenixida.com/

 

Business Permitting Assistance

Office of Customer Advocacy
Small business owners are encouraged to contact the Office of Customer Advocacy (OCA) prior to signing a lease or making improvements to an existing facility. The OCA can assist small business customers working through the development process and help avoid unwanted surprises.
Please visit the Office of Customer Advocacy.

Additional Resources

Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Services

The focus of the Small Business Services is to provide information on business licensing and statewide resources, as well as to advocate for policies and programs to help address the needs of small businesses.

Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Maricopa SBDC provides a variety of resources such as training, advising, online courses and more. There are 8 centers located across the metro.

Other helpful links include:

 

For more information, please contact Jesse Garcia, Housing Development Manager, at jesse.garcia@phoenix.gov

 

 

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