Arizona Business Assistance Center
Arizona Department of Commerce
3800 North Central Avenue, Bldg.D
Phoenix, AZ, 85012
Tel: (602)280-1480

Arizona Commerce Authority
333 N. Central Ave., Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel: (602) 845-1200
Fax: (602) 845 1201

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 Minority/Women Owned Business Program
3800 North Central Avenue, 1650
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012
Jan Vacek, Director
Tel: (800) 542-5684 / (602) 280-1480
Fax: (602) 280-1339

This office provides coordination and publicity for programs and services that assist minority and women business owners and assists state agencies in certification of minority and women owned businesses. In addition, they conduct workshops and seminars to help state agencies and local companies procure goods and services from qualified firms.

Arizona Office - U.S. Small Business Administration
2828 North Central Ave Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Tel: (602) 745-7200
Fax: (602) 745-7210

Business and Economic Development
3839 North Drinkwater Blvd., 2nd floor
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tel: (480) 312- 7989

The goal of the Economic Development Department is to provide long-term economic sustainability of the community through a comprehensive and coordinated program of economic development, tourism development, revitalization, and support of existing businesses. 

Business Development Finance Corporation
186 East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85701
Tel: (800) 264-3377

Self Employment Loan Fund, Inc.
201 North Central Avenue, Suite CC10
Phoenix, AZ 85073-1000
Tel: (602) 340-8834
Fax: (602 340-8953

It is a private non-profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and loan access to low-income individuals, primarily women and minorities, who are starting or expanding small businesses.

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