Phoenix: Nurturing Business Growth
People and businesses from around the world continue to flock to Phoenix. In addition to the city’s beautiful and scenic surroundings Phoenix also has a long history of spearheading business development efforts and is ideal for any start-up or continuing corporation.
In fact business owners organized the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in November 1888. Now known as the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce the Chamber is committed to making the Valley of the Sun a great place to live work and do business.
That commitment also includes funding and assistance for business development in the form of incentive programs and other resources. You can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website here to learn more information about its services and programs: www.phoenixchamber.com.
Assistance for business development in Phoenix is available through organizations like the Small Business Enterprise Program (SBE – www.phoenix.gov); the Business Development Finance Corporation (www.bdfc.com); the Southwestern Business Financing Corp. (www.swbfc. com); the Phoenix Industrial Development Authority (www.phoenixida.com); the federal Small Business Innovation Research Program (www.sbir.gov); and the Arizona Commerce and Economic Development Commission (www.azcommerce.com).