The Phoenix Bioscience Core, the city of Phoenix and the state of Arizona have a number of resources and programs designed to make it easier to locate your business on the PBC. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us and we’d be happy to connect with you and answer any questions you may have.
And if you’re interested in learning more about the city of Phoenix’s entire bioscience ecosystem, visit PHXisBIO.com
City of Phoenix resources
The City of Phoenix is dedicated to the successful growth of bioscience companies to ensure they thrive within our community recognizing the critical role the industry plays in the future of better health for all. For more information on these programs, visit this link or contact Claudia Whitehead, Bioscience Healthcare Program Manager at the City of Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department at Claudia.Whitehead@phoenix.gov or 602-534-8390.
Talent Recruitment and Training Grants and Services
Phoenix is the only city in the metro area with an in-house team fully dedicated to workforce development and its own federal allocation of workforce funds. This, along with our extensive network, allows us to directly meet the needs of employers quickly and efficiently.
Phoenix also has a number of workforce training grant programs available. These can be customized and are targeted towards employees who are at the beginning of their career. These training programs include ones specific to training for laboratory technicians. These grant funds apply to On-the Job-Training, Customized Training, and Incumbent Workforce Training programs.
Pre-Employment Screening and Recruitment and Interview Assistance
The Phoenix Workforce Business Center, within the Community and Economic Development Department works with companies to develop and implement a customized recruitment plan. Services include organizing and staffing hiring events, pre-screening candidates, scheduling interviews, providing recruitment space in our new Business Service Center, and promoting the company’s opportunities to qualified candidates and community partners.
Streamlining of Planning and Permitting Processes
The City of Phoenix recognizes the need for smooth and timely reviews and permit issues is a priority for companies as they choose to expand. The City of Phoenix is a leader in streamlined plan review and permitting programs. Many of the buildings on the PBC, including 850 PBC, are enrolled in the Annual Facilities Program, where there is a dedicated team for plan review and inspection to accelerate the speed of approvals for building improvements. Other programs include the Self-Certification and Permit by Inspector Programs.
New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program)
The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) was established by the Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corporation to spur investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities.
Phoenix Industrial Development Authority
The Phoenix IDA is focused on providing bond financing for community and economic development projects. Since 2009, the Phoenix IDA has issued more than $1 billion in bonds. Their goals include increasing job opportunities within the community, supporting education and health care, and providing housing for underserved communities.
State of Arizona Programs
Arizona has lowered taxes, streamlined regulations, and established a suite of resources and programs to support corporate growth and expansion. These are available via the Arizona Commerce Authority. Examples of programs include:
- Additional Depreciation
- Angel Investment
- Quality Jobs
- Qualified Facility
- R&D Tax Credit
- Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing