Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Business Assistance Centers

One-stop centers that provide information about business registration and incorporation; one-on-one business counseling; customized training; information about enterprise and empowerment zones for tax credits; access to government contracts; access to credit and financing resources; minority business development assistance; small business loan information; loan form preparation assistance; technical assistance on market research, marketing plans and business plans; and other support services for business owners and employers.

Business Assistance Services

Programs that provide information, technical assistance, training, contract acquisition assistance and other types of services that support the start-up, competitiveness and growth of local businesses.

Business Financing

Programs that provide venture capital, loans or grants or other forms of financial support for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a business.

Business Recruitment and Attraction

Programs that provide any of a wide variety of incentives to encourage new businesses and industries to locate in a particular community. The attraction of new businesses into a community may quickly increase the tax base, jobs and the diversity of the local economy. Targets for attraction efforts include advanced manufacturers, high technology firms, retail and service sector employers, corporate headquarters, sports teams and entertainment venues.

Specialized Business Development

Programs, usually provided by members of the business community, that offer technical assistance and other forms of management support for individuals or groups who want to develop or expand the operation of specific types of businesses (e.g., international businesses, minority businesses, nonprofit organizations, small businesses).