JOB TRAINING GRANTS
Job Training grants reimburse up to 75% of eligible training expenses for employers creating new jobs.
QUALITY JOBS TAX CREDIT
The Quality Jobs tax credit offers up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits spread over a three-year period for each net new quality job.
QUALIFIED FACILITY PROGRAM
The Qualified Facility program offers a refundable income tax credit equal eligible companies making a Capital Investment to establish or expand a Qualified Facilities.
COMPUTER DATA CENTER PROGRAM
CDC provides Transaction Privilege Tax and Use Tax exemptions at the state, county and local levels, on qualifying purchases of CDC Equipment.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT
The R&D tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for increased research and development activities conducted in this state.
ANGEL INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT
The Angel Investment tax credit provides credits to investors who make capital investments in small businesses certified by the ACA.
RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDIT
Renewable Energy tax credit provides tax credits to companies in renewable energy industries who are expanding or locating in Arizona. The program offers two benefits: up to a 10% refundable income tax credit and up to a 75% reduction on real and personal property taxes.
SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR MANUFACTURING
The Sales Tax Exemption for Machinery and Equipment is a sales tax exemption for various machinery or equipment.
Accelerates depreciation schedules for prospective acquisitions of commercial personal property.
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT
Commercial/Industrial Solar Energy tax credit provides an Arizona income tax credit for the installation of solar energy devices in Arizona business facilities.
POLLUTION CONTROL CREDIT
The Pollution Control credit provides nonrefundable individual and corporate income tax credits for expenses incurred to purchase real or personal property that is used within the business to control or prevent pollution.
WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
The Work Opportunity tax credit is a federal tax credit provided to private-sector businesses from groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
INNOVATION ACCELERATOR FUND
The Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund is an $18.2 million loan participation program funded through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and managed by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). The goal of this program is to stimulate financing of small businesses and manufacturers, while fostering business expansion and job creation in the state of Arizona.
AZ FAST GRANT
The AZ Fast Grant program is a highly competitive grant (up to $20,000) providing qualified Arizona-based, early stage technology companies with intensive training and technical assistance to commercialize their innovations, grow their business and create quality jobs.
AZ STEP GRANT
With funding from a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and matching funds contributed by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), the ACA runs Arizona’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program. The AZ STEP program will assist Arizona small businesses (defined as those with less than 500 employees) to enter export markets for the first time or to expand into new markets.
SBIR & STTR
The Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer Grant (STTR) are competitive programs that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in research and development that has the potential for commercialization.
The Arizona Commerce Authority offers training and technical assistance enabling high-growth potential small technology firms to compete more effectively for federal SBIR/STTR Grants.
QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS (QECB)
QECBs are qualified tax credit bonds that were originally authorized by the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008.
The Opportunity Zones program is a federal program designed to spur community investment by providing tax benefits to investors. The City of Mesa has 11 census tracts that have been designated Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.