Is the statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs at no charge. For job seekers throughout the state, Arizona@Work provides services and resources to pursue employment opportunities. Arizona@Work will advertise your company’s job openings locally or nationally, will assist with small and large scale recruiting and provide space for on-site interviewing. They will match candidates to your job openings and refer those who meet your requirements, and provide space and marketing for a job fair. Arizona@Work also offers on-the-job training reimbursements for eligible participants, assistance with developing unique training programs and referrals to existing resources.
For more information about the services and resources provided by Arizona@Work, visit https://www.arizonaatwork.com/.
The Arizona Commerce Authority
Provides resources for companies looking to start up, locate and grow in Arizona. ACA administers state level incentive programs such as the Quality Jobs, Qualified Facility, and Research and Development tax credit programs. Programs such as the Arizona Innovation Challenge, Arizona Fast Grant, and Venture Madness provide funding opportunities for technology companies. And the Small Business Services program provides information on business licensing and statewide resources for developing companies – the Checklist program gives businesses a chance to customize the resource to provide the information they need. For more information on the Arizona Commerce Authority, visit www.azcommerce.com or call 602-845-1200.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC)
Is a statewide community development corporation (CDC), committed to building stronger, healthier communities as a lead advocate, coalition builder and direct service provider. CPLC promotes positive change and self-sufficiency to enhance the quality of life for the benefit of those we serve.
The economic development division provides business lending, commercial development, neighborhood revitalization, and financial empowerment.
Prestamos, a community development financial institution (CDFI) and a wholly owned CPLC subsidiary, provides economic opportunities for small and emerging businesses in Arizona. The program does so by offering business loans along with technical assistance to a state-wide constituency, however, the program focuses on serving minority and women-owned businesses. In addition, Prestamos has administered the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Micro-loan Program since its inception in 1991 and was recently awarded fifteen million dollars in New Market Tax Credits through the CDFI Fund. By helping small business succeed Prestamos is ensuring the economic success of communities throughout the state.
Chicanos Por La Causa is located at 1112 E Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85034. The phone number is (602)257-0700; website is www.cplc.org or E-mail.
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce
The Glendale Chamber serves the business community as the voice of commerce, provides programs and services to improve the economic environment for its members and supplies leadership for improving the quality of life. For area residents and newcomers, the Glendale Chamber is a reliable source for community information and a dependable resource for business referrals.
Glendale Community College (GCC)
Glendale Community College (GCC) works with local employers to provide a pipeline of qualified employees and offers training programs relevant to an employer’s needs. GCC educates over 30,000 students per year and is a part of the largest community college district in the United States. GCC offers 44 associates degrees, university transfer programs, 65 certificates, and industry specific training programs. GCC is located at 6000 W Olive Ave. Information on the college can be found at www.gccaz.edu or 623-845-3333.
Glendale IDEA Center
Located at the Glendale Public Library main branch, the Glendale IDEA (Innovation Development and Entrepreneur Assistance) Center is a partnership between the City of Glendale and Arizona State University’s Entrepreneurial Outreach Network. The Entrepreneurship Outreach Network is a collaborative network of libraries and economic development organizations that support entrepreneurs and small business owners in their communities across the country. The collaborators in the Network provide community members with access to continuing education in entrepreneurship, mentors, service providers, and other community-based resources for current and aspiring small-business owners.
Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR)
From entry-level to executive training, Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) delivers market-relevant, customized workforce solutions and education for employees in virtually every industry sector. Through our strategic business services, MCOR assesses education needs and develops and delivers customized and integrated solutions to meet those needs throughout all levels of an organization. Subject-matter experts and industry leaders deliver high-quality training in a variety of venues—corporate offices, online or at our multiple locations. As one of the Maricopa Community Colleges with more than 50 years of educational excellence, MCOR ensures the highest standards and best practices in the industry. For more information on MCOR, visit http://www.maricopacorporatecollege.com/ or call 480-377-2700.
Raza Development Fund (RDF)
Raza Development Fund (RDF) invests capital and creates solutions to increase opportunities for the Latino community and low-income families. With a focus on lending capital, RDF helps tailor project loans with community leaders and organizations that concentrate their efforts on underserved communities. RDF offers a range of financing options which include: pre-development loans, acquisition and land loans, construction loans, operating lines of credit, tenant improvement loans and New Market Tax Credit Leverage Loans. To learn more about the services and resources provided by RDF, visit: http://razafund.org/ or call (602) 417-1400
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a group of retired business professionals who donate their time to provide guidance and advice to business owners. The expertise that this group provides can be helpful whether you are just starting out or have been in business for years.
The website at www.score.org provides helpful information. SCORE provides free one-on-one counseling at the Glendale Public Library, 5959 West Brown Street, Glendale and at the Arizona SBA office, 2828 North Central, Phoenix. Call (602)745-7250 for an appointment or for a list of upcoming training programs.
START @West-MEC is a business incubation and collaboration space, providing startups with much needed resources to improve their viability. START serves as a home base for entrepreneurs by offering individual work space along with collaborative meeting rooms, computer lab, coding program, 3-D printing lab, and multimedia studio complete with green screen and editing software. START @ West-MEC is located at 5405 North 99th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305. For more information, visit http://west-mec.org/start/.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is a joint program of the Maricopa Community Colleges District and the Small Business Administration. The center provides one-on-one counseling to small business owners.
The organization’s mission is to give small business the support it needs to grow and succeed through its management assistance program. The organization provides free support services that include assistance in start-ups and acquisitions, sources of capital, marketing and sales, government procurement, accounting, financial management, graphics and printing, inventory control, research and development, personnel issues, international trade, business plans and liquidation sales.
The Small Business Development Center is located at 2400 N. Central Ave., Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The phone number is (480)784-0590 or visit http://www.maricopa-sbdc.com
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
The state’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a specialty program of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network and provides consulting services to small business owners interested in learning how to secure government contracts. The PTAC is located on the campus of Glendale Community College. For more information call 623-845-4700 or visit https://azptac.com/
5850 W. Glendale Ave Glendale AZ 85301