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					FALL 2003


Dear Partner:

The future of high-tech and bio-tech is well underway in Phoenix. I am delighted to
provide you with the first edition of the City of Phoenix Technology Resource Guide,
another advancement to our continued commitment in creating an environment in which
technology enterprises can grow and thrive.

The Guide is a specially designed resource to assist technology and bioindustry
companies that are considering starting or expanding a business in Phoenix. The
Guide is divided into seven sections, each designed to provide a resource and its
contact information, and is comprised of the following: Starting Your Business,
Connecting Your Business, Financing Your Business, Growing Your Business,
Networking Your Business, Growing Your Workforce, and Technology Plays Here.

Resource topics range from registering your name with the State of Arizona to the more
challenging effort of identifying possible venture capital partners. Technology-specific
resources, such as cluster-based organizations and technology list services, are
included as well as city to federal contract opportunities, university amenities and tax
exemptions.

Since this is the first effort at creating a Phoenix one-stop publication for technology
businesses, I would very much appreciate hearing any feedback you might have
regarding additional resources or ways to make the Guide an even more practical and
useful tool.

If you would like to locate or expand your technology firm in Phoenix or have
suggestions on improving the guide, please contact the Community and Economic
Development Department’s Technology and Biotechnology Program Manager, Janette
Torres, at (602) 534-6122. The Guide is available electronically on the City of Phoenix
website at www.phoenix.gov/TECHCITY.

We look forward to meeting with you and discussing the many ways that Technology
Works Here.


Sincerely,



Patrick Grady
Director
Community and Economic Development department
City of Phoenix
Technology Works Here 1                                  Growing Your Business 23
                                                           International Business 23
                                                           City of Phoenix Procurement 25
                                                           Maricopa County Procurement 26
Starting Your Business 2
                                                           State of Arizona Procurement 27
 General Start-Up Issues 2
                                                           Research and Development Facilities 27
 Getting Your Name Registered 3
 Real Estate 3
                                                         Networking For Your Business 31
 Employment Centers 4
 Taxes 5                                                   Associations 31

 Tax Exemptions 6                                          Conference Center Facilities 35

 Transportation 7                                          Chambers of Commerce 37

 Telecommuting Assets 9                                    Clusters 40

 Phoenix Resources 10                                      Events 41

 Maricopa County Resources 11                              List Services and Newsgroups 41

 Arizona Resources 12                                      Technology News 42

 Federal Resources 13
                                                         Growing Your Workforce 43
                                                           Employment Recruitment 43

Connecting Your Business 14                                Labor Market 43
                                                           Technical Assistance Programs 44
 Utility Contacts 14
                                                           Universities 44
 Telecommunications 15
                                                           Community Colleges 46
                                                           Other Educational Institutions 48

Financing Your Business 16
                                                         Technology Plays Here 50
 Phoenix 16
                                                           Museums & Entertainment 50
 Maricopa County 17
                                                           Nightlife and Venues 52
 Federal Contract Opportunities 17
                                                           Outdoor Recreation 55
 Tax Credits 20
                                                           Professional Sports Teams 59
 Venture Capital 21




  This Technology Resource Guide contains links to various web sites operated by other government
  agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. Links to web sites outside of the City of
  Phoenix are offered solely for your convenience. The City of Phoenix does not endorse any content and
  shall not be held liable for accuracy, reliability or timeliness of third-party web sites.
Technology Works Here™
The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) created this
resource to demonstrate the city’s focus on technology and biotechnology startups.


The Technology Resource Guide is a tool designed to help you quickly navigate through the
considerable amount of information involved with starting, relocating or expanding a business.


The Guide also features contact information for county, state and federal agencies as well as local
opportunities for networking and growing your business.

HOW TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE GUIDE

The Technology Resource Guide is divided into seven sections related to Starting Your Business,
Connecting Your Business, Financing Your Business, Growing Your Business, Networking for
Your Business, Growing Your Workforce, and Technology Plays Here.


The Web version, at http://www.phoenix.gov/TECHCITY, offers live hyperlinks to people and
information you need to reach and the ability to download the interactive directory.


The printed version allows you another way to reference the information, phone numbers and
Web addresses, whether you’re at your desk, in the car or out in the field. If you are reviewing
the Guide on the Web and would like a free copy of the printed resource guide, contact Jason Ott
at CEDD, (866) TECHCITY, (602) 495-0866, or jason.ott@phoenix.gov.




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Starting Your Business
This section offers a checklist of sorts to jump-start your new business or relocation in Phoenix.
Information includes site selection assistance, where to register your company’s trade name, info
on tax exemptions, and how to get around town via our transportation system. You will also find
a wealth of additional resources at the federal, state, county and city levels related to small
business, minority business, technology, Arizona’s legislative process and more.




G E N E R A L S TA R T- U P I S S U E S
CITY OF PHOENIX
http://www.phoenix.gov/ECONDEV/                                                       (602) 262-5040
Just a few examples of the issues to consider when starting a business are location, financing, legal
formation, regulatory licensing, sales taxes, building permits and health codes. Add just one more
item to that list and you will find experts ready to help guide you through it all: contact the City of
Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD). The goal of CEDD is to
assist your business growth in the City of Phoenix. So call on us–we are here to help.
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Fax: (602) 495-5097

ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION
http://www.cc.state.az.us/corp/                                               (602) 542-3026
The Arizona Corporation Commission, the Corporations Division, approves for filing all articles
of incorporation for Arizona businesses.
Arizona Corporation Commission
Corporations Division
1300 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2929


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WORKER’S COMPENSATION
http://www.statefund.com/                                                      (602) 631-2900
State laws require public and private businesses with regularly employed workers to carry
insurance. Companies may choose to insure their employees in one of three ways: with the State
Compensation Fund, with another authorized insurance carrier, or by qualifying as a self-insurer
under the rules and regulations of the Industrial Commission.
Arizona Worker's Compensation Insurance
State Compensation Fund
3030 North Third Street, Suite 110
Phoenix, Arizona 85212-2855

FEDERAL TAX ID AND THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/                                                     (800) 829-3676
The IRS issues an Employment Identification Number (EIN), or Tax ID number, for your
business. For a sole proprietorship, a separate EIN is not required, since the owner can use a
Social Security number. An application form (SS-4) can be obtained online or by calling the IRS
directly.
Internal Revenue Service
210 East Earl Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85012



GETTING YOUR NAME REGISTERED
SECRETARY OF STATE
http://www.sosaz.com/                                                             (602) 542-4285
The registration of trade names is an accepted business practice in Arizona. Business names, also
known as DBA’s, can be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State.
Secretary of State
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2888



R E A L E S TAT E
CITY OF PHOENIX SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
http://www.phoenix.gov/ECONDEV/assistp.html                                       (602) 262-5040
The City of Phoenix works closely with the local real estate brokerage and development
community, and can provide information on prospective sites, real estate costs, infrastructure and
demographics.


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URBAN LIVING
http://www.phxurbanliving.com/
For those who want to walk to work, major sporting events, coffee shops or restaurants
downtown, urban living is available in Phoenix – via lofts, apartments, homes and condominiums.
Central Phoenix Residential Coalition
502 East Monroe, Suite C
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




EMPLOYMENT CENTERS
If you are an employer wanting to start or relocate a business in Phoenix, there is an easy way to
learn where the various employment centers are located in our city that best match your type of
business. Check out the following Employment Center Profiles for: Labor Market Profile,
Demographic Information, Major Employers, Recent Development Activity and more.

TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYMENT CENTER PROFILES

CAMELBACK CORRIDOR
ftp://www.phoenix.gov/pub/TECHCITY/camel.pdf (412K)

DOWNTOWN
ftp://www.phoenix.gov/pub/TECHCITY/downtn.pdf (548K)

NORTH CENTRAL
ftp://www.phoenix.gov/pub/TECHCITY/ncentral.pdf (425K)



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EMPLOYMENT CENTER BY INDUSTRY CLUSTER

                  BioIndustry   High Technology      High-Tech Aerospace,   Business Services,
                                Electronics (Light   Advanced Composite     Telecommunications,
                                Manufacturing        Materials              Software
 Ahwatukee             *                *                                            *
 Foothills
 Airport               *                *                     *
 Camelback             *                                                             *
 Corridor
 Deer Valley           *                *                     *                      *
 Desert                *                *                                            *
 Ridge/Kierland
 Downtown              *
 Gateway               *                                                             *
 North Central                                                                       *
 North I-17            *                *                     *                      *
 South Mountain        *                *                     *                      *
 SW Phoenix            *                *                     *                      *


TA X E S
CORPORATE INCOME TAX
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/mrkttax.html/                                  (602) 262-5040
Arizona offers a favorable corporate income tax rate. Learn about items for which subtractions
from federal income are allowed, and about the several credits allowed against tax. Arizona
follows the federal laws for accelerated depreciation and the depreciation expense election.
Subtractions from federal income are allowed for such items as dividends received from
corporations doing 50 percent or more business in Arizona and interest received on U.S.
obligations.




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TA X E X E M P T I O N S
Contact CEDD for any questions about Tax Exemptions and Your Business
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone: (602) 262-5040
Fax: (602) 495-5097

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE PROGRAM
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/foreign.html/
Does your firm import substantial volumes of products for assembly and distribution? Then,
before establishing a permanent location in Phoenix, consider applying for Foreign Trade Zone
(FTZ) sub-zone status. Under Arizona law, firms that operate in and qualify for FTZ status can
benefit from an 80 percent reduction in real and personal property taxes.

PHOENIX INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BONDS
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/industbd.html/
Using industrial revenue bonds up to $10 million, Phoenix Industrial Development Authority
(PIDA) Bonds can provide tax-exempt financing for qualified manufacturing projects located
within Phoenix.

SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION
http://www.phoenix.gov/PLT/taxcdidx.html
Arizona exempts from both the state transaction privilege (sales) tax and state use tax, the sale of
machinery and equipment used directly in manufacturing operations and R&D.




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T R A N S P O RTAT I O N

When it comes to transportation, Phoenix offers some unique benefits. One big bonus is that
Arizona’s transportation infrastructure is not burdened by the amounts of rain, ice or snow found
in many other parts of the United States. Also, when surveyed, residents new to Arizona from
cities such as Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles see Phoenix as having little congestion when
they compare it to their experience elsewhere. The sites below provide more details about
Phoenix-area transportation.




AIRPORT
http://www.phxskyharbor.com/                                                      (602) 273-3300
Because Phoenix International Sky Harbor Airport is located in central Phoenix, rather than on
the city outskirts like most major airports, it is only a 10-minute drive from downtown and just
five minutes from Interstate 10. The Web site above also provides info about commercial cargo
services.
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd, Suite 3300
Phoenix, Arizona 85034-4405

BUS
http://www.valleymetro.org/                                                   (602) 262-7242
Learn more about the available bus systems in Phoenix: Valley Metro and DASH.
Valley Metro
302 North First Avenue, Suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85003


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FREIGHT TRAIN
http://www.gpec.org/infocenter/topics/transportation/railservice.html              (800) 421-4732
Two transcontinental railroads and 10 intrastate railroads provide rail freight service to Greater
Phoenix. In all, Union Pacific operates 741 miles of track in Arizona including the Sunset Route,
the state's busiest rail route. Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
provide 24-hour freight service for Greater Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Two North Central Avenue, Suite 2500
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

HIGHWAYS
http://www.gpec.org/infocenter/topics/transportation/interstate&highwaylinkages.html   (800) 421-4732
Greater Phoenix is well connected to Southwestern markets. Interstates are a key factor for the
many transportation and distribution operations in Greater Phoenix, with easy access to Los
Angeles, Tucson, Las Vegas, Houston, San Diego and beyond.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Two North Central Avenue, Suite 2500
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

LIGHT RAIL
http://www.valleyconnections.com/                                                   (602) 534-1807
The Light Rail Transit Project is a 20.3-mile electric-powered transit system that will initially serve
Central Phoenix and the East Valley. With construction beginning in 2003, the system will be
operational in late 2006. Transit-oriented development opportunities exist along the rail corridor
and around some rail stations.
Valley Metro Rail
411 North Central, Suite 195
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




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REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
http://www.valleymetro.org/                                                     (602) 262-7242
The Regional Public Transportation Authority develops and promotes a wide variety of alternative
travel modes (including the new light rail system) and programs (such as those for flexible work
hours, teleworking and teleconferencing).
Valley Metro
302 North First Avenue, Suite 700
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

TELECOMMUTING ASSETS
ARIZONA TELECOMMUTING ADVISORY COUNCIL
http://www.teleworkarizona.com/                                                  (602) 542-3637
The Telework Collaborative joins the expertise and resources of five western states to deliver
some of the most respected telework program-implementation materials in the field.
Arizona Department of Administration
Management Services Division
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 431
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

INTERNATIONAL TELEWORK ASSOCIATION AND COUNCIL
http://www.workingfromanywhere.org/                                        (781) 876-8815
The International Telework Association and Council drives the growth and success of work
independent of location and promotes the economic, social and environmental benefits of
Telework.
International Telework Association & Council
401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880 USA




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PHOENIX RESOURCES
CITY OF PHOENIX
http://www.phoenix.gov/ECONDEV/                                                      (602) 262-5040
Just a few examples of the things to consider when starting a business are location, financing, legal
formation, regulatory licensing, sales taxes, building permits and health codes. Add just one more
thing to that list and you will find experts ready to help guide you through it all: contact the City
of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD). The goal of CEDD is
to assist your business growth in the City of Phoenix. So call on us–we are here to help.
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX PARTNERSHIP
http://www.downtownphx.org/                                                       (602) 254-8696
The Partnership provides enhanced services to the Copper Square, downtown core area. These
include: security, marketing, business development, transportation/parking coordination,
streetscape/urban design, and streetscape maintenance services and public policy facilitation.
Downtown Phoenix Partnership
541 East Van Buren
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




GREATER PHOENIX ECONOMIC COUNCIL
http://www.gpec.org/                                            (602) 256-7700 (800) 421-4732
A collaborative effort with Maricopa County and 15 communities within it, along with more than
150 private-sector business partners, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) assists
growing businesses and those seeking to relocate or expand in Phoenix.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Two North Central Avenue, Suite 2500
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


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GREATER PHOENIX MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
http://www.users.qwest.net/~ahcc/gpmbdc.htm                                  (602) 252-4255
The Greater Phoenix Minority Business Development Center assists minority entrepreneurs
within Maricopa County, providing business expertise in business and financial planning, and
private and public vendor procurement.
Greater Phoenix Minority Business Development Center
2400 North Central Avenue, Suite 303
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




M A R I C O PA C O U N T Y R E S O U R C E S
MARICOPA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
http://www.mag.maricopa.gov/                                                 (602) 254-6300
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is made up of 30 Arizona cities, towns and
Indian communities, plus Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Transportation. MAG
provides regional long-range planning and policy development for transportation, air quality,
environment, regional development and social services.
Maricopa Association of Governments
302 North First Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
http://www.dist.maricopa.edu/mccdsbdc/                                        (480) 784-0590
Maricopa Community College District offers a 2-hour class called "Starting a Successful Small
Business." Classes are held monthly and provide an experienced counselor who will share what
you need to know about operating a business, including developing a business plan. Individual
counseling is also available to existing business owners.
Maricopa Colleges Small Business Development Center
2400 North Central Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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ARIZONA RESOURCES

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (ADOC)
http://www.azcommerce.com/                                  (602) 771-1100 (800) 528-8421
Through leadership and collaborative partnerships, ADOC works to create a vibrant community
and a globally competitive Phoenix.
Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 West Washington Street, Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

ADOC SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES
http://www.azcommerce.com/smallbus/                                 (602) 771-1100 (800) 528-8421
If you are starting a business in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Commerce Small Business
Services will tailor a packet of information to your specific business needs and location, including
state licensing information and access to statewide business assistance resources.
ADOC Small Business Services
1700 West Washington Street, Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

ARIZONA MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
http://www.ambdc.org/                                                   (602) 248-0007
Funded by the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, the Arizona Minority Business
Development Center’s Minority Business Internet Portal provides general management
counseling, technical assistance and business development assistance to minority-owned
businesses.
Arizona Minority Business Development Center
255 East Osborn Road, Suite 202
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
http://gita.state.az.us/                                                          (602) 364-4482
The Government Information Technology Agency is responsible for statewide information
technology planning, coordinating, and consulting, and serves as a resource for industry news and
association-related programs.
Government Information Technology Agency
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 440
Phoenix, Arizona 85007




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ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATURE
http://www.azleg.state.az.us/
You can have online access to the legislative processes of Arizona – simply register for a user id
and password for the Arizona Legislative Information System (ALIS) by visiting the site above.
Arizona State Legislature
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

ENTERPRISE NETWORK
http://www.en.org/                                                                (480) 496-4408
The Enterprise Network is a nonprofit corporation that promotes and supports entrepreneurship
in Arizona, featuring monthly meetings with speakers representing entrepreneurial experience.
Enterprise Network
7225 West Oakland Street
Chandler, Arizona 85226




FEDERAL RESOURCES
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
http://www.sba.gov/                                                      (602) 745-7200
Whether you are starting a business or planning to expand, the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) exists to help small businesses succeed, providing information on
regulations, and financing.
Arizona District Office
2828 North Central Avenue, Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1093


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Connecting Your Business
Below you will find major providers of utility and telecommunication services for the Greater
Phoenix area, followed by a list of related resources. Connecting your business is easy in
Phoenix. Reliable power, vital bandwidth, and plentiful natural resources (gas, water) are all
available here.



U T I L I T Y C O N TA C T S
WATER SERVICES
http://phoenix.gov/WATERSERVICES/                                              (602) 262-6251
The Water Services Department consistently provides a reliable supply of drinking water that
meets or surpasses all standards for health and safety at a cost lower than most cities in the
Southwest.
City of Phoenix Water Services Department - Customer Services Division
305 West Washington Street; Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2102

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE
http://www.aps.com/                                            (602) 371-7171 (800) 253-9405
Provides power to select areas in Greater Phoenix.
Corporate Headquarters
400 North 5th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




SALT RIVER PROJECT
http://www.srpnet.com/                                           (602) 236-8833 (800) 258-4777
Provides both water and power in select areas in Greater Phoenix.
Salt River Project
1521 North Project Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281-1298


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SOUTHWEST GAS
http://www.swgas.com/                                              (602) 861-1999 (800) 873-2440
Provides natural gas to the Phoenix market.
Southwest Gas Corporation
5241 Spring Mountain Road
P.O. Box 98510
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8510

WATER, POWER, GAS REGULATION
http://www.cc.state.az.us/utility/index.htm                              (800) 222-7000
The Arizona Corporation Commission regulates water, sewer, gas, electric and telephone
companies that are privately owned and operated.
Arizona Corporation Commission Utilities Division
1200 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007




T E L E C O M M U N I C AT I O N S

Geographic location, excellent satellite communication conditions, and a favorable regulatory
climate earn Phoenix a reputation for being well-connected. For satellite-dependent
telecommunication operations, Phoenix can offer cost savings through single-location operations
with international coverage and access to 26 satellites over Asia and Europe.

Phoenix also is one of the top five regional fiber optic areas in the United States, with a system of
ample self-healing fiber optic rings/redundancy systems and a local fiber network covering
approximately 1,000 square miles. All parts of the metro area are equipped with digital switching
and integrated services digital networks (ISDN).


ARIZONA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION COUNCIL (ATIC)
http://www.researchedge.com/atic/                                              (602) 254-5887
This organization is the recognized and authoritative source for information and expertise on
telecommunications and information technology infrastructure. Additionally, ATIC has an online
search engine for locating telecommunication service providers throughout Arizona – searchable
by zip code and type of service available.
Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council
P.O. Box 1119
Tempe, Arizona 85280-1119




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  Financing Your Business
  This section is about finding and securing the funding you need to operate your business.
  Whether it is revenue bonds, venture capital, tax credits, or grant and contract opportunities at
  the city, state and federal levels – it pays to read this information!




  PHOENIX
  COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
  http://www.phoenix.gov/ECONDEV/                                                                        (602) 262-5040
  Community and Economic Development Department
  200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
  Phoenix, Arizona 85003

             RESOURCE                                   TYPE OF LOAN                                         $ LIMITS
Self-Employment Loan Fund (SELF)      Peer Lending Program (PLP); particularly good for start
                                                                                                  $200 to $5,000
(602) 340-8834                        up
SELF                                  Individual Loan Program (ILP); follow up loan to start-up
                                                                                                $3,000 to $15,000
(602) 340-8834                        PLP or for newer businesses
Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC)
                                      Small business microloans for all types of businesses       $2,000 to $35,000
(602) 252-0482
                                      Lines of credit or term loans for most business purposes;
U.S. SBA 7A Guaranty Program
                                      refinancing is permitted; available through SBA qualified $50,000 to $2,000,000
(602) 745-7200
                                      lenders
                                      Fixed asset acquisition only; real estate, equipment (no
U.S. SBA 504 Program
                                      rolling stock); available through Southwest Business        $250,000 to $1,500,000
(602) 745-7200
                                      Financing Corporation, an Arizona CDCLP
City of Phoenix (COP) - Expansion                                                                 Collateral dollars available up to
Assistance and Development (EXPAND)   Supplies additional collateral on business expansion loans; 25% of approved loan amount
Program                               works with a conventional commercial loan or SBA loan (50% in Phoenix Enterprise
(602) 534-6000                                                                                    Community); max. of $150,000
COP - IDA Tax-Exempt Bonds            Bond financing for larger manufacturers and nonprofit       Issuances of $1,000,000 to
(602) 534-6000                        organizations                                               $10,000,000



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M A R I C O PA C O U N T Y
THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF MARICOPA COUNTY
http://www.mcida.com/                                 (602) 257-9582
Similar to the Phoenix IDA, Maricopa’s IDA provides lower financing for qualified projects by
issuing revenue bonds that are exempt from Arizona income taxation.
The Industrial Development Authority of the County of Maricopa
c/o Maricopa County, County Administrative Office
301 West Jefferson Street, 10th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003


FEDERAL CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES
FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
http://www.fedbizopps.gov/                                                      (877) 472-3779
The single point-of-entry for Federal procurement opportunities over $25,000.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
http://www.commerce.gov/                                                        (202) 482-1360
Office of Business Liaison
1401 Constitution Avenue,
North West, Room 5062
Washington, D.C. 20230

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
http://www.defenselink.mil/other_info/business.html

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
http://www.ed.gov/                                                              (800) 872-5327
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-0498

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
http://www.energy.gov/engine/content.do?BT_CODE=OVERVIEW                        (800) 342-5363
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, South West
Washington, D.C. 20585



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
http://www.hhs.gov/grants/                         (202) 619-0257 (877) 696-6775
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, South West
Washington, D.C. 20201

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=37
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
http://www.dot.gov/ost/m60/busopven.htm                           (202) 366-4000
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 7th Street, South West
Washington, D.C. 20590

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/doingbusiness.htm                      (866) 372-9378
Regional headquarters for Arizona:
U.S. EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, California 94105

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
http://www.fbi.gov/                                               (602) 279-5511
Phoenix Field Office
201 East Indianola, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

FEDERAL LABORATORY CONSORTIUM FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
http://www.federallabs.org/                                       (888) 388-5227

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm                             (301) 496-4000
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892




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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/grants.htm                         (800) 287-3863
Advanced Technology Program
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4701,
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-4701

NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
http://www.noaa.gov/business.html                                     (602) 542-1569
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1616 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
http://www.nsf.gov/home/grants.htm                     (703) 292-5111 (800) 877-8339
The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington, Virginia 22230

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
http://www.nrc.gov/who-we-are/contracting.html         (301) 415-7380 (800) 368-5642

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GRANTS
http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/grants.htm                          (301) 975-6329
NIST
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 3460
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-3460

TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION
http://www.ta.doc.gov/                                                 (202) 482-1575
The Technology Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, North West
Washington, D.C. 20230

TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S. BUSINESSES
http://www.commerce.gov/trade_opportunities.html
Export FAQ’s (http://www.bxa.doc.gov/ExportManagementSystems/EMSFAQs.html)
US Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20230




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U.S. BUSINESS ADVISOR
http://www.business.gov/
Clearinghouse for government contracts.



TA X C R E D I T S

The following tax credits may be available to your business. The City of Phoenix can help you
determine which tax credits could benefit your business.
Contact CEDD for any questions about Tax Credits and Your Business
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Phone: (602) 262-5040
Fax: (602) 495-5097

ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION SCHEDULES FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
A four-year accelerated depreciation schedule for class three and class four personal property
(including personal property devoted to commercial or industrial use) has been adopted by the
state of Arizona.

CITY OF PHOENIX (COPEZ) (PROVIDE CORP INCOME TAX CREDITS FOR NEWLY
CREATED JOBS)
This program offers income and property tax benefits for qualifying businesses that create jobs or
make capital investments within the more than 100 square miles of Phoenix designated as an
Enterprise Zone.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INCOME TAX CREDIT
The R&D income tax credit is a state tax credit for qualified research and development activities
performed in Arizona, including publicly funded research conducted at a university.

NEW MARKETS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
http://www.phoenixnmtc.org/                                                     (602) 262-5040
The City of Phoenix has a new tax credit program designed around business development and
revitalization, venture capital for biotechnology and technology start-ups, and small business
financing.
Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation
c/o City of Phoenix, CEDD
200 West Washington, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003


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IT WORKERS TAX CREDIT (DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)
http://www.azcommerce.com/Workforce/IT%20Training%20Tax%20Credit.html                  (602) 280-8133
The IT tax credit is available for businesses to train workers needing additional IT skill-sets.
Arizona Department of Commerce
1700 West Washington Street, Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85007



V E N T U R E C A P I TA L

CAPITAL FOR EMERGING AND EXPANDING BUSINESSES IN ARIZONA
ALERION CAPITAL                                   INVENCOR

http://www.alercap.com/                           http://www.invencor.com/
ARIZONA ANGELS                                    INVESTLINC FINANCIAL

http://www.arizona-angels.org/                    http://www.investlinc.com/
AZ VENTURES, LLC                                  IRONWOOD CAPITAL

http://www.azventures.net/                        http://www.ironwoodcap.com/
BLACKWATER CAPITAL                                LOBODOS VENTURES

http://www.blackwatercapital.com/                 http://www.lobodos.com/
BROCKSON CAPITAL                                  MIRAMAR PARTNERS

http://www.brockson.com/                          http://www.miramarvp.com/
GRANITE CAPITAL                                   NOVUS VENTURES

http://www.granitecp.com/                         http://www.novusventures.com/
GRAYHAWK VENTURE                                  PACSTAR VENTURES

http://www.gvp.us/                                http://www.pacstardev.com/
KOCH VENTURES                                     PHELPS DODGE

http://www.kochventures.com/                      http://www.phelpsdodge.com/
INGENIUM CAPITAL                                  STARLEN ASSOCIATES

http://www.ingeniumcapital.com/                   http://www.starlen.com/




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CAPITAL FOR TRADITIONAL CLIENTS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES

ARRIS VENTURES                      PEACOCK HISLOP                      WASATCH VENTURES
http://www.azventures.com/          http://www.peacockhislop.com/       http://www.wasatchvc.com/

CORONADO VENTURE FUND               SOLSTICE CAPITAL                    WESTCAP PARTNERS
(520) 577-3764                      http://www.solcap.com/              http://www.west-cap.com/

MAGNET CAPITAL                      VALLEY VENTURES III
http://www.magnetcapital.com/       http://www.valleyventures.com/



RESOURCES FOR VENTURE CAPITAL


       AZ VENTURE CAPITAL CONFERENCE
       http://www.azventurecapitalconf.com/                                     (602) 254-5521
       The AZ Venture Capital Conference brings leading investors, bankers, and venture
       capitalists together with businesses seeking funding.
       Arizona Venture Capital Conference
       c/o Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
       201 North Central Avenue, 27th Floor
       Phoenix, Arizona 85073

       BIZAZ
       http://www.bizaz.com/                                                       (602) 667-3008
       The magazine’s 2003 Entrepreneur’s Resource Guide features many resources for technology
       companies, including angel networks and venture capital groups.
       BIZAZ
       5151 North 16th Street
       Suite E 128
       Phoenix, Arizona 85016


       THE CAPITAL CONNECTION
       http://www.capital-connection.com/                                           (480) 837-9590
       The entrepreneur’s resource for finance, the Capital Connection site provides links to
       venture capital web sites, angel networks, articles on business planning, and research on
       venture capital.
       The Capital Connection
       P. O. Box 18460
       Fountain Hills, Arizona 85269



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Growing Your Business
This section includes a variety of city, state and federal resources to help you plant the seeds for
healthy business growth. For example, you will find information for the City of Phoenix’s Foreign
Trade Zone, the Arizona Department of Commerce International Trade Division, and the Phoenix
office of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Got export statistics? If not, you can get them through
Web sites listed here. We also provide a list of R&D facilities with which you may want to form
strategic partnerships–some within Arizona universities as well as research labs based in Phoenix.


I N T E R N AT I O N A L B U S I N E S S
CITY OF PHOENIX FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/foreign.html                                (602) 262-5040
Businesses located in the City’s Foreign Trade Zone benefit from tax advantages tied to the
importing and exporting of goods for manufacturing.
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003




PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION
http://www.phoenixsistercities.org/                                                 (602) 534-3751
A not-for-profit, volunteer organization officially authorized by the City of Phoenix to promote
international people-to-people relationships through a variety of programs.
                                             Phoenix's Sister Cities Include
Phoenix Sister Cities Commission          Calgary, Canada              Hermosillo, Mexico
17 South Second Avenue, Fourth Floor Catania, Italy                    Himeji, Japan
Phoenix, Arizona 85003                    Chengdu, China               Prague, Czech Republic
                                          Ennis, Ireland               Taipei, Taiwan
                                          Grenoble, France


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE DIVISION
http://www.azcommerce.com/export/                                     (602) 771-1100 (800) 528-8421
The International Trade Division of the Arizona Department of Commerce can help you identify
international markets for your products or services. Contact this office to receive a copy of the
Basic Guide to Exporting and Guide to Doing Business Internationally.
Arizona Department of Commerce
3800 North Central Avenue, Suite 1500
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

       ARIZONA EXPORT INFORMATION
       http://www.azcommerce.com/Export/default.asp

       2002 EXPORT FIGURES
       http://www.azcommerce.com/itrade/Export second quarter 2002.htm

       ARIZONA FOREIGN INVESTMENT DIRECTORY
       http://www.azcommerce.com/webapps/afid/default.asp


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DISTRICT OFFICE
http://www.commerce.gov/index.html                                                 (602) 640-2513
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s district office in Phoenix coordinates with U.S. embassies
abroad to assist Phoenix companies in looking for distributors and buyers in other countries.
U.S. Department of Commerce
2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 970
Phoenix, Arizona 85012




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CITY OF PHOENIX PROCUREMENT
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION REQUIREMENTS FORM
http://phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/affactio.html                                      (602) 262-6790
To become a qualified vendor for the City of Phoenix, you must complete the Affirmative Action
Requirements Form, which can be downloaded from the City.
Download Form: ftp://www.phoenix.gov/pub/payf/attachb.pdf
City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
Community & Business Relations Division
251 West Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

BIDSOURCE
http://www.phoenixchamber.com/                                                   (602) 254-5521
For a fee, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce provides its members with a direct link to
many government procurement opportunities.
Bank One Building
c/o Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
201 North Central Avenue, Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85073

CITY OF PHOENIX BID PROCESS
http://phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/bidproc.html                                         (602) 262-7181
This City of Phoenix site contains information on the Bid Process, including the Bidder’s Mailing
List and the Bidder’s Incentive Program.
Finance Department, Purchasing Division,
251 West Washington Street, Eighth Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

MINORITY, WOMAN-OWNED, SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
http://phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/certbus.html                                         (602) 262-6790
You may qualify to be included on the City’s Minority, Woman-Owned, Small Business Enterprise
vendor list; check the requirements on the City’s Web page and download the form.
City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
Community & Business Relations Division
251 West Washington Street, 7th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003




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QUALIFIED VENDOR LIST FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
http://phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/itdqvl.html                                    (602) 261-8557
The City of Phoenix Information Technology Department develops the City's Qualified Vendor
List for Information Technology Professional Services. Once per year, a Request for
Qualifications (RFQ) is opened for vendors to apply for inclusion on the list.




M A R I C O PA C O U N T Y P R O C U R E M E N T
MARICOPA COUNTY VENDOR INFORMATION
http://www.maricopa.gov/materials/Vend-Reg/vendor_info.asp                 (602) 506-3967
This Web site provides information on vendor registration, a complete vendor manual,
registration forms, and the commodity code listing for Maricopa County.
Maricopa County Materials Management
320 West Lincoln, Second Floor
Phoenix, Arizona, 85003



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S TAT E O F A R I Z O N A P R O C U R E M E N T
ARIZONA PROCUREMENT INFORMATION EXCHANGE
http://sporas.ad.state.az.us/                                                      (602) 542-5511
This site provides a vendor application document with instructions, index of commodity and
service classifications, a booklet on “How to do Business with the State,” and additional links to
government Web sites.
State Procurement Office
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

R E S E A R C H A N D D E V E L O P M E N T FA C I L I T I E S
FLINN FOUNDATION
http://www.flinn.org/                                                               (602) 744-6800
The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed grant-making organization. A wealth of bioscience
resources are available from the foundation’s Web site, including news, events, and networking.
Flinn Foundation
1802 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1509




UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

        ASU BIODESIGN INSTITUTE
        http://www.azbio.org/                                                      (480) 727-7616
        ASU has a new institute for biotechnology sciences. The institute will focus on Biologics,
        Therapeutics, Nano-biosystems and Devices.
        Arizona Biodesign Institute
        P.O. Box 871601
        Tempe, Arizona 85287-1601


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     ASU FULTON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
     http://www.eas.asu.edu/CEAS/                                            (480) 965-1725
     Departments include Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering; Civil and
     Environmental Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering;
     Industrial and Management Systems; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and the Del
     E. Webb School of Construction. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees
     in engineering, as well as several continuing education programs.
     Engineering Research Services
     P.O. Box 875506
     Tempe, Arizona 85287-5506

     ASU TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
     http://www.eas.asu.edu/~trc                                                 (480) 965-5311
     Part of the Fulton School of Engineering at ASU, the Telecommunications Research
     Center earns national recognition in the research, teaching, and technology transfer of
     telecommunication systems and information technologies.
     ASU Telecommunications Research Center
     P.O. Box 877206
     Tempe, Arizona 85287

     ASU CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON EDUCATION IN SCIENCE,
     MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
     http://www.eas.asu.edu/~cresmet                                            (480) 965-5350
     The Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and
     Technology (CRESMET) is a collaborative effort between ASU’s Fulton School of
     Engineering and ASU’s colleges of Education and Liberal Arts and Sciences. CRESMET’s
     focus is to unite people and organizations to improve science, mathematics, engineering
     and technology education at all levels.
     ASU Center for Research and Education
     P.O. Box 875006
     Tempe, Arizona 85287

     NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF
     ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
     http://www.cet.nau.edu/web/                                            (928) 523-5251
     Departments include Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and
     Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College offers undergraduate and graduate
     degrees in engineering.
     NAU College of Engineering and Technology
     Building #69 McConnell Drive
     Flagstaff, Arizona 86011




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     NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR DATA
     INSIGHT
     http://www.insight.nau.edu/                                               (928) 523-8867
     An applied research center at Northern Arizona University, the Center for Data Insight
     focuses on knowledge discovery in databases.
     NAU Center for Data Insight
     Building 69
     McConnell Circle
     Flagstaff, Arizona 86011



     UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
     PARK
     http://www.uatechpark.org/                                                (520) 621-5287
     Named as the Association of University Research Park's Outstanding Research Park of
     2001, the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park is one of the nation's
     foremost research and development facilities. Comprised of 30 high technology companies
     and organizations with more than 6,000 employees, the Research Park is designed for fast-
     paced, high growth technology companies.
     UA Science and Technology Park
     9040 South Rita Road, Suite 1400
     Tucson, Arizona 85747




FEDERAL LABS

     AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORIES
     http://www.afrl.af.mil/
     Williams Campus at Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona; the base is one of four focusing on
     the Human Effectiveness Directorate.



     PHOENIX EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CLINICAL RESEARCH
     BRANCH
     http://www.niddk.nih.gov/                                                 (602) 200-5200
     The Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch is a part of the National Institute
     of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
     NIDDK, National Institutes of Health
     1550 East Indian School Road
     Phoenix, Arizona 85014


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       US WATER CONSERVATION LABORATORY
       http://www.uswcl.ars.ag.gov/uswcl.htm                                     (602) 437-1702
       The U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory is part of the USDA’s Agricultural Research
       Service (ARS) and includes two research units: Irrigation and Water Quality Research and
       Environmental and Plant Dynamics Research.
       US Water Conservation Laboratory
       4331 East Broadway Road
       Phoenix, Arizona 85404

       WESTERN COTTON RESEARCH LAB
       http://www.wcrl.ars.usda.gov/                                           (602) 437-0121
       Part of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the Western Cotton Research Lab
       houses two research management units – one for Insect Pest Management, Biological
       Control and Genetics Management, and the other for Cotton Physiology, Genetics, and
       Plant Insect Interactions Management.
       Western Cotton Research Lab
       4135 East Broadway Road
       Phoenix, Arizona 85040




OTHER LABORATORIES AND FACILITIES
http://www.phoenix.gov/TECHCITY
Visit the TECHCITY Web site to view complete profiles of Phoenix-area biotechnology
businesses. Additionally, resources in the Biotechnology Directory 2003 include venture capital firms
and biotechnology-oriented institutes. Complete contact information is available for these firms
in the directory.


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Networking For Your Business
Phoenix is home to a number of industry associations and organizations that reflect our city’s
size, diversity and unique technology-related opportunities available to enhance your high-tech
or biotech company’s competitiveness.



A S S O C I AT I O N S

AMERICAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION – ARIZONA COUNCIL (AEA)
http://www.aeanet.org/                                 (480) 607-0233
AeA Arizona Council is the nation’s largest high-tech trade association with its 3,500 member
companies. These companies include industries of semiconductors, software, computers, Internet
technology, advanced electronics and telecommunications services. AeA was established in 1943.
AeA makes a global impact with offices across the country.

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN – PHOENIX CHAPTER (ATW)
http://www.atwinternational.org/                                        (480) 502-2818
A non-profit organization for women and men worldwide who share the common interests of
empowering women in technology, increasing the number of women in executive roles and
encouraging women and girls to enter technology fields.

ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIES (AAI)
http://www.azind.org/                                                         (602) 252-9415
Represents manufacturing companies and related industries and addresses governmental issues at
the state, county, and municipal levels.
Arizona Association of Industries
340 East Palm Lane, Suite 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

ARIZONA CONSORTIUM OF COMPUTER EDUCATORS (ACCE)
http://www.acceaz.org/
Through participation in monthly meetings, members learn about new techniques and technology
in Information Systems technical training.
ACCE
P.O. Box 64711
Phoenix, Arizona 85082-4711




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ARIZONA COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS (ACESA)
http://www.acesa.org/
A communications network of Arizona's scientific, engineering, and technical practicing
professionals.
ACESA
270 East Chelsea Lane
Gilbert, Arizona 85296-5986

ARIZONA ELECTRONIC COMMERCE/ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE
ROUNDTABLE
http://www.systrends.com/                                                        (602) 838-5316
Provides a forum for EC/EDI information, education, and networking.
Arizona Electronic Commerce/Electronic Data Interchange Roundtable
c/o Dave Darnell, SysTrends Inc.,
1850 East Carver Road
Tempe, Arizona 85284

ARIZONA INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ASSOCIATION (AIECA)
http://www.aieca.com/                                                       (602) 530-8020
Represents Arizona Internet companies, traditional companies participating in the Internet
economy, financial institutions, investors, and service professionals.
AIECA
3104 East Camelback Road, #120
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

ARIZONA INTERNET PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION
http://www.azipa.org/
This association’s goal is to bring the create a community for Arizona Internet Professionals and
to learn and work together.

ARIZONA LEARNING TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP
http://www.altp.org/                                                           (602) 944-8557
ALTP created its learning technology vision for Arizona K-12 education that drove the research,
focus groups and creation of a comprehensive statewide strategic plan for instructional
technology.
Arizona Learning Technology Partnership
Governors Strategic Partnership for Economic Development
225 West Orchid Lane
Phoenix, Arizona 85021




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ARIZONA SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS GUILD
http://www.azsage.org/                                                        (623) 582-7100
Promotes learning through discussion panels, vendor presentations, and open group discussions
on hardware, software, and general user issues and experiences.

ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
http://www.aztechcouncil.org/                                            (602) 343-8324
A nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting the growth, prosperity and recognition of
Arizona’s world-class software and Internet industry.
Arizona Technology Council
1295 West Washington Street, Suite 104
Tempe, Arizona 85281

COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA (ARIZONA REPRESENTED)
http://www.cwa-union.org/district7/                                                 (303) 770-2822
America’s largest trade union representing workers in trades including telecommunications,
broadcasting, cable television, journalism, publishing, electronics, and general manufacturing.
Communication Workers of America
8085 East Prentice Avenue
Greenwood Village, Colorado. 80111-2745

GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION, ARIZONA
CHAPTER
http://www.gita.org/chapters/arizona/arizona.html                               (303) 337-0513
Responsible for statewide information technology planning, coordinating and consulting.
GITA
14456 East Evans Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80014

INDEPENDENT COMPUTER CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION (ICCA)
http://www.icca.org/                                                            (602) 978-0817
A national, not-for-profit association that provides professional development opportunities and
business support programs for independent computer consultants.
ICAA Phoenix Chapter
c/o William Bruyn, Systems Modeling Technologies, Inc.
5736 West Libby Street
Glendale, Arizona 85308




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INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY ASSOCIATION (ISSA), PHOENIX CHAPTER
http://www.issa.org/phoenix/
Enhances the education, knowledge and skills of its members in the fields of information systems
and data processing.
ISSA Headquarters
7044 South 13th Street
Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154

INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS (IEEE), PHOENIX
CHAPTER
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/phoenix/
Provides technical information and services to Phoenix-area engineering professionals, and serves
as a leading authority in areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and
telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics.

INTERNATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS AND PACKAGING SOCIETY (IMAPS),
PHOENIX CHAPTER
http://www.imaps.org/chapters/phoenix.htm
An association dedicated to the advancement and growth of the use of microelectronics and
electronic packaging, with more than 7,000 members in the United States and 4,000 international
members.

SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (STC), PHOENIX CHAPTER
http://www.stc-phoenix.com/
A member-based organization for technical writers and editors, Web designers and developers,
instructional designers, information architects, visual designers, and related professions.
STC Phoenix Chapter
P.O. Box 67214
Phoenix, Arizona 85082-7214

SOUTHWEST SYNERGY (PHOENIX CHAPTER OF THE HELP DESK INSTITUTE)
http://www.southwestsynergy.org/chapter_information.htm
Provides information about the technologies and tools of the help desk and customer support
industries.
Southwest Synergy
P.O. Box 81352
Phoenix, Arizona 85069




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TECHOASIS
http://www.techoasis.com/                                                       (602) 331-0997
An alliance of industry and government that offers announcements of upcoming tech oasis
events, various list serves and the opportunity to share your tech-related events and activities,
success stories or resources.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (WITI), PHOENIX CHAPTER
http://www.witi.org/                                                             (800) 334-9484
International organization dedicated to advancing women through technology.
Women in Technology International
6345 Balboa Boulevard, #257
Encino, California 91316




C O N F E R E N C E C E N T E R FA C I L I T I E S
PHOENIX CIVIC PLAZA
http://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/                                          (800) 288-4842
A newly approved $600 million expansion will increase the current 375,000 square feet of meeting
space to over 900,000 square feet. The Civic Plaza can host small intimate events to national and
international conferences and conventions with several hundred thousand people.
Phoenix Civic Plaza
111 North Third Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


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PHOENIX CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
http://www.phoenixcvb.com/                                        (602) 254-6500 (877) 225-5749
The Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau can help you access more than 1,000 local
businesses that provide various services for matching the needs of businesses with convention
facilities.
Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 600
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
http://www.azscience.org/                                                           (602) 716-2024
It is easy to host an event (luncheon, presentation, wedding, or other special event) at the Arizona
Science Center, where hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art planetarium and a giant-screen theater
are among the amenities.
Arizona Science Center
600 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

DODGE THEATER
http://www.dodgetheatre.com/booking/                                                (602) 379-2801
This state-of-the-art venue was designed for conventions and meetings as well as concerts and
Broadway shows. The Theatre can accommodate up to 5,000 for corporate events and, with
innovative moving sidewalls, also provides intimate settings for smaller meetings.
Dodge Theatre
400 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003


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HEARD MUSEUM
http://www.heard.org/event.php/                                                    (602) 252-8840
From intimate receptions to corporate meetings, the Heard Museum offers a variety of rooms to
host up to 500 people. It also offers an unparalleled opportunity for employees and guests to
become immersed in Native American culture within the Southwest.
Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1323

ORPHEUM THEATER
http://www.phoenix.gov/STAGES/orpheum.html/                                        (602) 262-7272
This City-owned facility, which is seamlessly integrated with Phoenix City Hall, is a restored 1929
Spanish Baroque Revival Style Theater. It can seat up to 800 people and includes areas for
receptions.
Orpheum Theater
203 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.azchamber.com/                                                          (602) 248-9172
Arizona Chamber of Commerce
1221 East Osborn Road, Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

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ARIZONA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.azhcc.com/                       (602) 279-1800
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
255 East Osborn Road, Suite 201
Phoenix, Arizona 85012



ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.asianchamber.org/                (602) 222-2009
Asian Chamber of Commerce
1219 East Glendale Avenue, #25
Phoenix, Arizona 85020



GREATER PHOENIX BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.phoenixblackchamber.com/         (602) 307-5200
Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce
201 North Central Avenue, Suite CC7
Phoenix, Arizona 85037



GREATER PHOENIX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.phoenixchamber.com/              (602) 254-5521
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Bank One Center
201 North Central Avenue, 27th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85073



NORTH PHOENIX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://northphoenixchamber.com/             (602) 482-3344
North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
2737 East Greenway Road, Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona, 85032


NORTHWEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.northwestvalley.com/             (623) 583-0692
Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
12801 West Bell Rd., Suite 14
Surprise, Arizona 85374

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PHILIPPINE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ARIZONA
http://www.pacc-az.org/                              (602) 978-2953
Philippine Community Center
2235 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85015

SOUTH MOUNTAIN AND LAVEEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.southmountainlaveenchamber.com/           (602) 495-6485

SOUTHWEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.swvchamber.org/                           (623) 932-2260
Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
289 North Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, Arizona 85338

THE WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
http://www.thewomenschamber.com/html/arizona.html    (602) 954-9244
The Women’s Chamber of Commerce
2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 940
Phoenix, Arizona 85016




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CLUSTERS
Industry clusters are established groups that are aimed at a specific industry. They promote
innovations, entrepreneurs, global competition, and business development.


ARIZONA BIOINDUSTRY CLUSTER
http://www.azbioindustry.org/
The Bioindustry Cluster consists of two components: biotechnology and medical devices firms.
This organization promotes innovations, entrepreneurial behavior and business development of
the life sciences.

ARIZONA ENVIRONMENTAL TECH INDUSTRY CLUSTER
http://www.azetic.com/
The Arizona Environmental Tech Industry Cluster represents all areas of environmental
technologies and promotes growth using education, government, and business resources.




ARIZONA HIGH TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER
http://www.azhitechcluster.org/
The Arizona High Technology Industry Cluster promotes the economic development of high-
technology businesses and global competition.

ARIZONA OPTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
http://www.aoia.org/
The Arizona Optics Industry Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing
together optics related businesses, institutions, and professionals for their mutual benefit.


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ARIZONA PLASTICS & COMPOSITE MATERIALS CLUSTER
http://www.azplastics.org/
The Arizona Plastics and Composite Materials Cluster was formed to increase the competitiveness
of Arizona's plastics and advanced composite materials cluster companies.


EVENTS
LINKS FOR TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED NETWORKING EVENTS


       ARIZONA BIOINDUSTRY CLUSTER
       http://www.azbiocluster.org/news.html

       ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
       http://www.aztechcouncil.org/

       ARIZONA TELECOMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION
       COUNCIL
       http://www.atic.researchedge.com/

       TECH OASIS
       http://www.techoasis.com/



L I S T S E RV I C E S A N D N E W S G R O U P S
ARIZONA INTERNET PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION
http://www.azipa.org/
This association’s goal is to bring the Arizona Internet community together.

AZTECHLIST
http://www.aztechlist.org/
A cross-functional group (business, technology, art, finance, law, education, government, etc.)

AZTECH-WIRE LIST
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aztech-wire/
News from companies and organizations in the Arizona Tech Oasis.



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AZTECH-WORK LIST
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aztech-work/
Technology related work and workers in the Arizona Tech Oasis.

FLINN FOUNDATION
http://www.flinn.org/
Bioscience related information and events.

PHOENIX WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
http://www.topica.com/lists/phoenixwit/
Arizona women in technology and the digital economy.

TECHOASIS
http://www.techoasis.com/
Technology-related events and activities.


TECHNOLOGY NEWS
ARIZONA REPUBLIC
http://www.arizonarepublic.com/                                  (602) 444-8000 (800) 331-9303
The Arizona Republic
200 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

BIZAZ MAGAZINE
http://www.bizaz.com/                                                           (602) 667-3008
Check out the Entrepreneur’s Resource Guide
BIZAZ Magazine
5151 North 16th Street, Suite E 128
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

BUSINESS JOURNAL OF PHOENIX
http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/                                         (602) 230-8400
The Business Journal
101 North First Avenue, Suite 2300
Phoenix, Arizona 85003




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Growing Your Workforce
The City of Phoenix offers assistance with recruitment, job training, labor market stats, technical
assistance and workforce development. Profiles of Arizona’s educational institutions indicate the
quantity and quality of high-tech and biotech graduates available right here to be tapped for your
workforce.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/workforc.html/                                       (602) 262-5040
The City of Phoenix Workforce Development Resource and Referral Directory provides
information on recruitment assistance, hiring incentives, youth employment and other workforce-
related issues.
The Directory is at: ftp://www.phoenix.gov/pub/payf/workforc.pdf (2.4 MB)


EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT
The Phoenix Workforce Connection provides employers various career Web sites to help locate
qualified workers.

PHOENIX WORKFORCE CONNECTION
http://www.phoenix.gov/onestop.html/                                                (602) 262-5040
Employer services include: Recruitment, Labor Market Information, On-the-Job Training,
Customized Training and Pre Lay-Off Services.


LABOR MARKET
LABOR MARKET STUDY
http://www.usworks.com/phoenix/                                                     (800) 491-3747
The City of Phoenix and Maricopa Community College District partnered to contract a Labor
Market Study of Metro Phoenix. Targeting non-retail businesses with more than ten employees,
the survey asked what kind of workers they need, if there are certain positions that are difficult to
fill, how they find workers, how much they pay, and what kind of training is needed. The analyzed
data and results are posted on the Web site above.
ERISS Corporation
12127 Kirkham Road
Poway, California 92064




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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY, STATE OF ARIZONA
http://www.de.state.az.us/tp/portal.asp/                                            (800) 352-8168
Labor market and population information are provided by the State of Arizona, Department of
Economic Security (DES), Research Administration.



T E C H N I C A L A S S I S TA N C E P R O G R A M S
CITY OF PHOENIX MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (MTA)
http://www.phoenix.gov/BUSINESS/smallbus.html #manage                                (602) 534-6000
Now owners of established Phoenix-based small businesses have an opportunity to work with
experienced private-sector consultants at no cost. Management Technical Assistance consultants
can guide you in developing a marketing plan, setting up an accounting system, planning employee
benefits, developing a strategic business plan and more. This individualized consulting is available
in nine technical areas: General Business Planning, Marketing, Accounting, Financing and Loan
Packaging, Organizational Development, Human Resources Planning, Information Systems,
Quality Control and Public and Private Procurement
Community and Economic Development Department
200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003
Fax: (602) 495-5097



UNIVERSITIES
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
http://www.asu.edu/                                                              (480) 965-9011
Located in Tempe (adjacent to Phoenix), Arizona State University (ASU) promotes
multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities, linking programs in Bioengineering,
Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computational Biology,
Information Technology, and Computer Science. The Arizona Biodesign Institute is home to
eight centers dedicated to advancing research and design in the biosciences. Research themes
address applications for biologics and pharmaceuticals, nano-scale biosystems and devices, neural
interface and rehabilitation therapies, and genomics and genomic medicine. Facilities and
resources include DNA Laboratory, Protein Chemistry, Bioimaging, Cell Culture, Microscopy,
Analytical Laboratory, Surgical Research, Core Neural Engineering, Biological and Cryo Electron
Microscopy, Cell Biotechnology.
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287




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       THE W.P.CAREY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
       http://wpcarey.asu.edu/                                                  (480) 965-3332
       In ASU’s College of Business, undergraduates may choose from eight majors, including
       some of the most highly ranked programs in the country. For grad students, there are nine
       master’s and two doctoral programs. Business graduates make up nearly 40 percent of
       ASU's honors graduates.
       W.P. Carey College of Business
       Main Campus
       P.O. BOX 874906
       Tempe, Arizona 85287-4906




       THE IRA A. FULTON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
       http://www.eas.asu.edu/CEAS/                                               (480) 965-3421
       With highly rated programs and award-winning faculty, ASU’s College of Engineering and
       Applied Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, as well as
       several continuing education programs. Departments include chemical, biomedical and
       materials engineering; civil and environmental engineering; computer science and
       engineering; electrical engineering; industrial and management systems; mechanical and
       aerospace engineering; and, the Del E. Webb School of Construction.
       Arizona State University
       Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
       P.O. Box 875506
       Tempe, Arizona 85287-5506




UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
http://www.arizona.edu/                                                         (520) 621-2211
Located in Tucson, the University of Arizona (UA) is a Doctorate/Research University-Extensive
and serves more than 34,000 students. UA offers Bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering,
computer science, electrical engineering, entrepreneurship, molecular and cellular biology,
management information systems, and medical technology–fields studied by more than 2,000
undergrads. UA also offers more than 200 master’s, doctoral, and specialist degree programs, in
which nearly 500 graduate students pursue degrees in public health, biomedical engineering,
pharmacology and cell biology.
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721




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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
http://www.nau.edu/                                              (928) 523-5511 (888) 667-3628
Northern Arizona University (NAU), Flagstaff, offers 108 Baccalaureate, 44 Master’s and nine
Doctoral degree programs. Of the 20,000 students enrolled, over 2,700 are pursuing more than 70
undergraduate and graduate degrees in the biosciences and health-related professional programs.
Research opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students to work closely
with faculty.
Northern Arizona University
South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011




COMMUNITY COLLEGES
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
http://www.maricopa.edu/                                                             (480) 731-8000
One of the nation's largest community college systems, the Maricopa Community College District
(MCCD) is the largest single provider of higher education in Arizona, as well as the largest
provider of health care workers in Arizona. MCCD is comprised of ten nationally accredited
colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite extensions, spread throughout the Greater Phoenix
area. The Community Colleges educate and train a diverse student body of more than 277,000
students year-round, offering six types of degrees as well as Certificates of Completion in diverse
occupational areas.

MCCD’s customized workforce training is an important asset for both local and relocating
businesses and industries in the Valley. In the past five years, more than 150,000 employees have
undergone custom training programs benefiting more than 700 employers.

The Biotechnology Associate in Applied Science program includes courses focusing on
competency and technical expertise, with state-of-the art laboratory protocol and critical
consideration of current topics in biotechnology. Other specialty areas covering modern
technology needs include computer information systems, computer programming, systems
analysis, and computer systems maintenance.


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 SCHOOLS COMPRISING THE MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES



CHANDLER-GILBERT               CHANDLER-GILBERT               CHANDLER-GILBERT
COMMUNITY COLLEGE              COMMUNITY COLLEGE              COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Pecos Campus                   Sun Lakes Education Center     Williams Campus
2626 East Pecos Road           25105 S. Alma School Road      7360 East Tahoe Avenue
Chandler, Arizona 85225        Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248       Mesa, Arizona 85212
(480) 732-7000                 (480) 857-5500                 (480) 988-8000
http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/   http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/   http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/

MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE         MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE         MESA COMMUNITY
Main Campus                    7110 East McKellips Road       COLLEGE EXTENDED
                                                              CAMPUS
Southern and Dobson            Mesa, Arizona 85207-1908
                                                              1025 North Country Club Dr.
1833 West Southern Avenue      (480) 461-7000
                                                              Mesa, Arizona 85201
Mesa, Arizona 85202
                                                              (480) 461-7000
(480) 461-7000
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/    http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/    http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN              GATEWAY COMMUNITY              GLENDALE COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE              COLLEGE                        COLLEGE
3000 North Dysart Road         108 North 40th Street          6000 West Olive Avenue
Avondale, Arizona 85323        Phoenix, Arizona 85034         Glendale, Arizona 85302
(623) 935-8000                 (602) 392-5000                 (623) 845-3000
http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/   http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/   http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/

PARADISE VALLEY                PHOENIX COLLEGE                RIO SALADO COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE              1202 West Thomas Road          COLLEGE
18401 North 32nd Street        Phoenix, Arizona 85013         2323 West 14th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032         (602) 285-7500                 Tempe, Arizona 85281
(602) 787-6500                                                (480) 517-8000
http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/   http://www.pc.maricopa.edu/    http://www.rio.maricopa.edu/

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY           SOUTH MOUNTAIN
COLLEGE                        COMMUNITY COLLEGE
9000 East Chaparral Road       7050 South 24th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85256      Phoenix, Arizona 85042
(480) 423-6000                 (602) 243-8000
http://www.sc.maricopa.edu/    http://www.smc.maricopa.edu/


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O T H E R E D U C AT I O N A L I N S T I T U T I O N S
(A partial Listing)

ARIZONA DISTANCE LEARNING
http://azdistancelearning.org/                                                (602) 229-2542
This Web site contains Distance Learning Courses available from Arizona State University,
Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona.
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona Regents University
2020 North Central, Suite 230
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
http://www.devry-phx.edu/                                        (602) 870-9222 (800) 528-0250
DeVry Institute of Technology offers programs in computer engineering technology, computer
information systems, electronics and computer technology, electronics engineering technology,
information technology, technical management, and telecommunications management. DeVry
University has chosen Phoenix as a pilot site for its new bachelor’s degree in biomedical
engineering technology. Graduates are expected to enter the local workforce in 2006.
DeVry University - Phoenix Campus
2149 West Dunlap
Phoenix Arizona 85021

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
http://www.grand-canyon.edu/                                                  (800) 800-9776
Grand Canyon University, a private, accredited four-year university, offers programs in
biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and graphic design.
Grand Canyon University
3300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017


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THUNDERBIRD: THE AMERICAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL
MANAGEMENT
http://www.t-bird.edu/                                          (602) 978-7011 (800) 848-9084
Ranked #1 in international management by U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal,
Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, offers students a
multinational experience while they earn their international business degree.
Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
15249 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85306-6000

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
http://www.phoenix.edu/                                                         (800) 697-8223
Founded in 1976, the University of Phoenix is now one of the nation’s largest private accredited
universities, offering programs in business, administration, technology management, and
information systems. It was among the first accredited universities to provide online college
degrees programs in 1989. There are 8 campuses throughout Phoenix.
University of Phoenix
4615 East Elwood
Phoenix, Arizona 85040

WESTERN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
http://www.wintu.edu/                                                           (866) 948-4636
Western International University offers programs in business administration, information
technology, international business, and management.
Western International University
9215 North Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, Arizona 85021




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           Plays
Technology Plays Here
This section provides a partial listing of the many dynamic recreational and entertainment choices
available in the Phoenix area. In total, more than 40 museums and 150 art galleries, along with
world-class restaurants, shopping centers, nightlife and five-star resorts. Also, Phoenix is one of
only a few cities with professional teams in all four major sports!




M U S E U M S & E N T E R TA I N M E N T

ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
http://www.azscience.org/                                                          (602) 716-2000
The Arizona Science Center includes a state-of-the-art planetarium, a five-story giant-screen
theater, and more than 300 hands-on exhibits.
Arizona Science Center
600 East Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




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CASTLES N COASTERS
http://www.castlesncoasters.com/                                                   (602) 997-7575
Park activities include the arcade, miniature golf, race carts, bumper boats, carousel, electric
bumper cars, double loop coaster and splashdown water ride.
Castles n' Coasters
9445 Metro Parkway East
Phoenix, Arizona 85051

DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
http://www.dbg.org/                                                                (480) 941-1225
Located within the historic Papago Park site, the Desert Botanical Garden contains a large and
diverse collection of desert plants and a one-third-mile desert walking trail, available by day and
lighted at night.
(Street Location)
1201 North Galvin Parkway,
Phoenix, Arizona 85008

THE HEARD MUSEUM
http://www.heard.org/                                                              (602) 252-8840
Ten exhibit galleries educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures and arts of the
Native Americans of the Southwest. The grounds include a 400-seat multipurpose auditorium,
Education Center, expanded museum shop and bookstore, and indoor/outdoor café.
Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-1323

THE PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
http://www.phxart.org/                                                             (602) 257-1222
The Phoenix Art Museum is over 160,000-square feet, making it one of the largest general visual
art institutes in the Southwest. The museum’s collection includes more than 17,000 artworks
spanning the centuries.
(Street Location)
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
http://www.phoenixintlraceway.com/                                                 (602) 252-2227
The Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile paved oval with unique bends.
(Street Location)
7602 South 115th Avenue
Avondale, Arizona 85323-9514


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THE PHOENIX ZOO
http://www.phoenixzoo.org/zoo/                                                 (602) 273-1341
In addition to the animal exhibits, at the Phoenix Zoo you also can experience a dinosaur
simulator or “the animal factory,” where you can make your own stuffed animal. Besides walking,
you can get around the zoo by safari shuttle or renting a bicycle or a pedal boat.
The Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85008




NIGHTLIFE AND VENUES
AZ CENTRAL.COM
http://www.azcentral.com/
A large local site featuring news, sports, entertainment, classifieds, shopping and services,
communication, money/tech, community, travel and outdoors, home and garden, and health. The
Web site above is for the Entertainment Guide, offering a comprehensive listing of Arizona’s
nightlife, restaurants, movies, music, TV and radio, and much more.



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AMERICA WEST ARENA
http://www.americawestarena.com/                                                  (602) 379-2000
The leading entertainment venue in the southwest, America West Arena hosts a wide variety of
concerts, family programs, ice skating events, and shows specifically designed for young children.
Visit the Web site above and sign up for the Inside Scoop, a free e-newsletter, to receive special
announcements on events or get exclusive offers.
(Street Location)
201 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

BANK ONE BALLPARK
http://www.bankoneballpark.com/                                                 (480) 994-0471
Bank One Ballpark (BOB) is the only facility in the world that combines a retractable roof, air
conditioning and a natural turf field. This unique combination of features makes BOB the ideal
venue for a wide variety of events any time during the year.
(Street Location)
401 East Jefferson
Phoenix, Arizona




CELEBRITY THEATRE
http://www.celebritytheatre.com/                                                   (602) 267-1600
The Celebrity Theatre, which hosts celebrity performers and concerts, is unique with its revolving
center stage – from which no seat is more than 75 feet.
Celebrity Theatre
440 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85008




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CRICKET PAVILION
http://www.cricket-pavilion.com/                                                   (602) 254-7599
An outdoor amphitheater featuring a wide variety of concerts throughout the year. Reserved
seating is located under a Pavilion roof, which can hold about 8,000 people, while general seating,
known as lawn seating, accommodates approximately 12,000 people on the hillside, and is
equipped with large video screens.
Cricket Pavilion
2121 North 83rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85035

DODGE THEATER
http://www.dodgetheatre.com/                                                       (602) 379-2801
Sitting on a 2-acre city block in downtown Phoenix, the state-of-the-art Dodge Theater is
designed for concerts, Broadway shows, family stage shows, boxing, and convention meetings,
and can seat up to 5,500.
Dodge Theater
400 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

HERBERGER THEATER
http://www.herbergertheater.org/                                                   (602) 254-7399
The Herberger Theater Center hosts approximately 450 productions each year. More than 175,000
patrons are entertained each year, and 30,000 children from schools throughout the Valley attend
productions, Herberger Theater Center collaborations and special programs.
Herberger Theater
222 East Monroe
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

ORPHEUM THEATER (CITY OF PHOENIX SITE)
http://www.phoenix.gov/STAGES/orpheum.html                                         (602) 534-5600
This restored 1929 Spanish Baroque Revival Style Theater seats 800 and presents plays, musicals,
and ballets.
Orpheum Theater
203 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

PHOENIX MUNICIPAL STADIUM AND THE MARYVALE BASEBALL PARK
http://www.phoenix.gov/NEWSREL/spring03.html
The Cactus League is now the spring training home to 12 Major League teams. The teams play at
nine facilities throughout metro Phoenix and Tucson.



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PHOENIX THEATRE
http://www.phoenixtheatre.net/                                                   (602) 258-1974
Phoenix Theatre, founded in 1920 as Phoenix Little Theatre, is the oldest arts institution in the
State of Arizona and one of the oldest continuously operating arts organizations in the country.
As an integral part of Arizona's cultural landscape, Phoenix Theatre is the only professional
theatre in the Valley that provides programming that spans all generations.
Phoenix Theatre
100 East McDowell
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

SYMPHONY HALL
http://www.phoenix.gov/STAGES/symphall.html                                     (602) 534-5600
Home of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and Arizona Opera, the multi-purpose Symphony
Hall is also the site for Broadway touring companies, ballet and a variety of dance productions.
Symphony Hall
225 East Adams
Phoenix, Arizona 85004




O U T D O O R R E C R E AT I O N
ARIZONA GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
http://www.azgfd.com/                                                   (602) 942-3000
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission provides information on gaming licenses, outdoor
recreation, special permits, and much more.
Arizona Game and Fish
2221 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85023-4399




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CITY PARKS
http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/parks.html                                          (602) 262-6862
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates more than 200 parks throughout the
City, including six desert-mountain parks (see Desert and Mountain Parks listing below). City
parks are open to the public from 5:30 a.m. to midnight daily.
Parks and Recreation Department
200 West Washington Street, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


DESERT AND MOUNTAIN PARKS
http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/mntparks.html                                       (602) 262-6862
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department administers 26,000 acres of desert parks and
preserves within the City limits. The preserves are enjoyed by hikers, bicyclists and equestrians
who want to get away from it all without leaving the City. More than 100 miles of trails are
available for exploring the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Parks and Recreation Department
200 West Washington Street, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85004



GOLF
http://www.phoenix.gov/SPORTS/golf.html                                          (866) 349-8515
There are more than 150 golf courses in Greater Phoenix. Phoenix Parks and Recreation
Department operates seven outstanding municipal golf courses to please a variety of skill levels.
Courses are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week.



HIKING TRAILS
 Camelback Mountain                                South Mountain Preserve
 http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/hikecmlb.html/ http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/hikesoth.html/

 Papago Park                                       Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak)
 http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/hikepapa.html/ http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/squawpeak.html

 Phoenix Mountain Preserves
 http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/hikephx.html/




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LAKES AND RIVERS

Apache Lake                                  Lake Pleasant
http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=1/   http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=6

Bartlett Lake                                Roosevelt Lake
http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=2    http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=8

Canyon Lake                                  Saguaro Lake
http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=3/   http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=7

Salt River Tubing and Recreation
http://www.saltrivertubing.com/




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RECREATIONAL SPORTS
http://www.phoenix.gov/TEAMSPRT/                                                    (602) 262-6862
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports programs for all
ages and skill levels. Whether you are part of a team or just an individual looking to take up a new
sport, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department can help get you in the game.
Phoenix City Hall
200 West Washington Street, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85003

SNOW SKIING
Arizona Snow Bowl                                 Sunrise
                                                  Sunrise Park Resort
http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/                   http://www.sunriseskipark.com/

MORE INFORMATION ON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES
These web sites offer maps to help visualize the number of parks in and around the Phoenix area
and throughout the state of Arizona.
Arizona State Parks                               Phoenix Government
http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkmap.html http://www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/

USDA Forest Service                               State Parks Map
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/forests/az.html           http://www.pr.state.az.us/parkmap.html




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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS
ARIZONA CARDINALS (NFL)
http://www.azcardinals.com/

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (MLB)
http://www.azdiamondbacks.com/

ARIZONA RATTLERS (AFL)
http://www.azrattlers.com/

PHOENIX COYOTES (NHL)
http://www.phoenixcoyotes.com/

PHOENIX MERCURY (WNBA)
http://www.wnba.com/mercury/

PHOENIX OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
http://www.phoenixopen.com/




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        Community and Economic Development Department
                      Technology Office
            200 West Washington Street, 20th Floor
                    Phoenix, Arizona 85003
                    Phone: (602) 262-5040
                     Fax: (602) 495-5097
                www.phoenix.gov/TECHCITY




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