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Office of Economic Development
6751 N Sunset Blvd. Suite #328
Glendale, Arizona 85308

Arizona has lowered taxes, streamlined regulations, and established a suite of incentives to support corporate growth and expansion. The Arizona Competitiveness Package, groundbreaking legislation adopted in 2011, makes it easier for existing Arizona companies to prosper and establishes Arizona as one of the most desirable places for expanding companies to do business. Give your company a competitive edge by utilizing Arizona’s incentives.

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Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) are government-designated sites where foreign and domestic materials may be stored, manipulated, mixed with domestic and/or foreign materials, used in assembly or manufacturing processes, or exhibited for sale without triggering the payment of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) duties and excise taxes. Glendale has one designated Foreign Trade Zone Magnet site that encompasses 542 acres and allows qualified users to benefit from the FTZ without having to apply as a user-driven site. This site will be fully active by the end of 2019. 

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The Quality Jobs tax credit offers up to $9,000 of Arizona income or premium tax credits spread over a 3 year period for each net new quality job created.

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Glendale provides faster turnaround times and the customer friendly experience that we are known for. All of the Development Services departments divisions work together as one team to guide you through the process of your project every step of the way. We know that your time is valuable and we are here to help. We also offer “over the counter” business permits. The less time you spend with us, the more time you have to focus on your business or project!

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Arizona's codes and regulations can be challenging for its citizens.  The City of Glendale understands that not everyone is familiar with the rules and processes that are involved with opening or expanding a business in the City. Through our ombudsman service customers receive support through these processes and are able to bring resolution to issues that may arise.  The ombudsman acts as an advocate for the customer, answering questions and coordinating with various organizations as needed to make customer interactions as trouble-free as possible. 

Glendale IDEA Center
idea center logoThe Glendale IDEA Center (Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance Center), located at the Glendale Main Library, is a space where business people, entrepreneurs, innovators and networkers can come together to share ideas, tips, and skills, learn more about starting and growing a business and form partnerships or just make connections. The center also offers professional career guidance and assistance to job seekers.