Business Incentives and Assistance Programs

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Historic Preservation Tax Credits

There are 566 designated historic buildings in commercially-zoned areas in the city of Tucson and another 1,040 buildings that are potentially eligible for historic designation. Approved rehabilitations of these properties are eligible for significant federal and state tax credits. See map

Small Business Enterprise Program (SBE)

The SBE program offers opportunities to small businesses in Tucson interested in submitting bids for contracts administered by the Procurement Department. Benefits include bid preferences and subcontracting goals for construction, goods, services, and materials. SBE applicants may represent of any and all ethnic and gender groups.

Small Business Assistance Line

This new tool has been created with a focus on our Small Business entrepreneurs, acknowledging their value in our community's economy, in order to strengthen their capability, survivability, and ultimate success.

The Small Business Assistance Line 837-4100 will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Assistance will be available in both English and Spanish.

INCENTIVES ADMINISTERED BY OTHER AGENCIES

Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA)

The ACA is an aggressive, finely tuned economic development organization committed to attracting and retaining the best of the best in business and to creating quality jobs for Arizona and its citizens. The ACA administers 14 incentives that assist small business.