The City of Peoria is dedicated to working with all businesses, large and small, to navigate the regional services and programs offered. Whether starting a new business, expanding or relocating, information is accessible to help you navigate every step of the way.
From aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage small business owners to brick and mortar, if your business is in Peoria, we want to introduce you to our newly established Business Concierge program and the city’s partnerships with organizations such as SBDC, ASU – Peoria Forward and our local Chamber of Commerce.
These collaborations create important synergies and offer a seamless continuum of services for Peoria businesses.
Peoria wants to help your business succeed! Whether you have an idea and are thinking about starting a business, need resources for your growing business, or require guidance navigating planning, zoning, signage, code enforcement, and other areas within the City, the Business Concierge is your first point of contact. Call (623) 773-INFO (4636) or email email@example.com for assistance. We look forward to answering your business questions!
The City of Peoria, has partnered with the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network (AzSBDCN), in conjunction with Maricopa Community Colleges, to deliver a number of valuable services to Peoria businesses, including onsite, one-on-one counseling for business owners, networking opportunities, educational workshops, and virtual counseling. The AzSBDC offers business owners a start up to scale up service by providing high quality resource assistance and training to preserve and create small business jobs and revenue, as well as facilitates capital formation. www.maricopa-sbdc.com/Peoria
Peoria Forward - Partnership with ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation
The City of Peoria and Arizona State University's Entrepreneurship + Innovation have created a high-impact partnership with the goal of growing and scaling the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the City of Peoria, Arizona. This program will help launch and support high-growth, innovative companies.
Read news release: "Peoria Forward" Partnership Links City of Peoria with ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Visit Peoria Forward to learn more: https://entrepreneurship.asu.edu/community/peoria-forward
1 MILLION CUPS - What Can Our Startup Community Do For You?
1 MILLION CUPS is a free, nationwide program designed to educate, engage and accelerate early-stage startups. We believe in the notion that entrepreneurs can discover solutions and thrive when they collaborate over a million cups of coffee. Drop in on our community of innovators and entrepreneurship enthusiasts to connect and support our local startups.
Every Wednesday, 9:00am - 10:00am
Always free and open to the public.
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According to the ACA, Arizona has more than 550,000 small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration estimates that these businesses employ one million workers, representing 44.5% of the state’s private workforce.
The success of Arizona’s small and medium-sized businesses is critical to the economic vitality of our city and our state.
- Building Permits
- Business License
- Arizona Dept. of Economic Security
- Arizona Small Business Development Center
- Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC)
- Peoria Chamber of Commerce
- Arizona Commerce Authority: Small Business Services Checklist
- Arizona Corporation Commission: Ten Steps to Starting a Business in Arizona (PDF)
- Arizona Commerce Authority: Arizona Entrepreneur's Edge Resource Guide to Business License
- U.S. Small Business Association: 10 Steps to Start Your Business Guide