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Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)

The AAED represents the collective views, interests and needs of those involved in Arizona’s economic growth, and acts to improve business, employment, investment opportunities and the quality of life in the state.

Arizona BioIndustry Association (AZBio)

As the recognized statewide bioindustry trade association, AZBio seeks to unify, empower and advance its member organizations, allowing them to benefit individually by acting collectively. AZBio strives to enhance the environment that makes Arizona a place where bioscience companies can grow and succeed.

Arizona Business Connection

Web-based access to individuals seeking information on starting or expanding a business in Arizona including licensing information and access to statewide business assistance resources.

Arizona Center for Innovation

A new high tech incubator promoting the development of high technology companies in Southern Arizona through a disciplined program of business development.

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a mission to strengthen Arizona’s economy. Using a three-pronged approach: Recruit, Grow, Create, ACA recruits out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona. Additionally, ACA works with existing companies to grow their business — in and out of the state. ACA partners with entrepreneurs and companies of every size to create jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Arizona MEP is a non-profit service available to every manufacturer in the state to help them compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

Arizona: Moving Business and Technology Forward

Start or expand your technology business in Arizona. The tools on this website are a strong starting point for you to realize that dream, brought to you by the Arizona Technology Council, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Governor’s Council on Innovation.

Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)

ASBA is a statewide group of small business owners organized together in a not-for-profit Arizona corporation whose mission is “to provide the best benefits available to our membership, to provide a forum for networking their products and/or services; to increase their knowledge through informative workshops, seminars and classroom training; to actively represent them regarding legislation affecting small businesses at the state and federal levels of government in an effort to support and foster small business development, retention and growth in Arizona.”

Arizona State Legislature

The official website of the Arizona State Legislature.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 64,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on four campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona State University maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research.

ASU Online

Arizona State University Online degree programs are effective, flexible and smart. Unlike a standard online lecture, ASU’s online courses are highly interactive, engaging each student and ensuring the subject matter is fully understood. This structure also facilitates interaction with the highly recognized faculty on campus and classmates to encourage learning through collaboration. It was specifically designed to provide access to the vast academic, research and career resources that ASU offers – to anyone, anywhere.

Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC)

Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council (ATIC) is an economic development foundation of the Governor’s Strategic Partnership for Economic Development (GSPED). ATIC functions as Arizona’s recognized and authoritative organization guiding technology policy development, serving as a leading source of information and expertise on telecommunications and information technology matters.

Arizona’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers

Arizona’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, part of the U.S. Commercial Service, are federal offices dedicated to helping Arizona companies develop international markets.

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – Arizona Chapter

As a newly formed chapter, the ACG – Arizona is very pleased to join the rapidly growing Arizona business community as a resource for professionals. ACG – Arizona is dedicated to helping professionals create deals and grow businesses. ACG members are leaders driving much of the strategic corporate growth and mergers and acquisitions in the world today.


A business-to-business website that connects businesses across international boundaries to improve freight and trade.

Canadian Consulate in Phoenix

As part of the Canadian Government’s continuing effort to increase Canada’s presence in the United States and to expand bilateral trade and economic relations, the Consulate was opened in Phoenix on April 1, 2004 as a satellite of the Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles, California.

City of Sierra Vista Economic Development, South East Arizona

The City’s Economic Development Division proactively assists with the attraction, expansion and retention of businesses in Sierra Vista. The offerings include business incentives, programs and services.

Desert Angels

Desert Angels is a Tucson, Arizona based non-profit organization of accredited investors who seek opportunities to invest in Southwest regional startup or early stage companies. The organization serves only as a forum for its over 70 members, who invest individually from their personal funds. Since 2000, Desert Angel members have invested over $10 million in more than 40 presenting companies.

Enterprise Network

The Enterprise Network fosters entrepreneurial success by creating opportunities to learn and build relationships.


A comprehensive entrepreneurship-educational program that provides entrepreneurs with business insights, leadership skills and professional networking connections so they are prepared to create a new business or expand an existing enterprise.

Flinn Foundation, The

The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grant making organization established in 1965 by Dr. Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. Today, the Foundation supports the advancement of the biosciences in Arizona, as well as two other grant programs to help build Arizona’s knowledge-driven economy-the Flinn Scholars Program and Maricopa Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Greater Arizona eLearning Association (GAZeL)

The Greater Arizona eLearning Association (GAZeL) is an alliance between eLearning educators, practitioners and related businesses. GAZeL’s purpose is to provide vision, share research, support learning initiatives, and gather resources for the utilization, implementation and expansion of eLearning in business, government, and education.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s mission is to support the growth and development of business and the quality of life of our community, champion the voice of business in government and keep businesses informed, connected and prosperous.

Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)

As the region’s official economic development authority, GPEC coordinates public and private efforts in promoting Greater Phoenix to companies seeking a location where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy.

GLOBAL Arizona

GLOBAL Arizona was founded in late 2007 with the mission of “Growing a GLOBAL Arizona.” The top priorities of the organization are to enhance the global awareness of Arizona residents and investors, including sharing knowledge of foreign direct investment (FDI), import, export, outsourcing, international distributorships, and to build bridges of global understanding between the public sectors, private sectors, expatriates and international visitors in Arizona.


Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Maricopa SBDC can help your business by providing: confidential, one-on-one counseling by diverse business professionals at no charge, referrals to industry specific business information and educational resources and low cost seminars and workshops.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University has a student population of about 20,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and at over 35 sites across the state. With its solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success.

Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is an independent and nonpartisan membership organization designed to assist leaders in Metro Phoenix to respond more effectively to a rapidly changing world. The Committee is dedicated to furthering the position of Metro Phoenix as a major regional and international policy center.

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-driven organization representing 1600+ member businesses and individuals. As the second largest chamber in the state, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to the community, committed to serving its members and committed to business success.

Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation

Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation (SVEDF) actively promotes and preserves the economic strength of the City through actions focused on business recruitment, expansion and retention, and international business development and alliances.

Society for Information Management (SIM)

Since 1968, SIM has inspired the minds of the most prestigious IT leaders in the industry. Highly regarded as the premier network for IT leadership, SIM is a community of thought leaders who share experiences and rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction.

Southern Arizona Leadership Council

The Southern Arizona Leadership Council’s mission is to improve the greater Tucson area and the state of Arizona by bringing together resources and leadership to enhance the economic climate and the quality of life in our community, and attract and retain high quality, high wage jobs.

State of Arizona

The official website of the State of Arizona.

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

The official website from Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer.

Sun Corridor Inc.

To meet the needs of a rapidly growing region, Sun Corridor Inc. (formerly TREO) was formed in 2005 to serve as the lead economic development agency for the greater Tucson area.

Tech News Arizona [TNAZ] is a targeted publication focused for Arizona science and technology communities, and the general business community which supports the science and technology public to be the engine of the West’s future. TNAZ aspires to full range in publication, providing in-depth coverage of those issues and events important to TNAZ audiences.


Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the largest autonomous chamber of commerce in the state of Arizona, representing more than 1,900 businesses which employ more than 125,000 employees in the greater Tucson area. Small business makes up about 90 percent of Chamber membership, which mirrors the overall Tucson business community.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona was Arizona’s first university, founded in 1885. Today, with over 37,000 students, UA is the state’s premier research university and one of the top ranked research universities in the nation. The UA produces more than $530 million in annual research and is the state’s only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.