This Phoenix and Tucson list of resources to grow globally has been compiled by AZIGG. Please forward any input us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snell & Wilmer
www.swlaw.com; Contact Brett Johnson at email@example.com, 602-382-6000
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Representing corporations, small businesses, and individuals, our mission is to take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives and meet or exceed their expectations.
www.growthnation.com; Contact Doug Bruhnke at firstname.lastname@example.org, 480-595-5000
Growth Nation helps business owners reach their global growth potential by developing and executing successful marketing, sales and business development strategies and plans. We increase leads, improve lead conversion and grow brand value. We've created over US$1 billion of new revenue and $500 million of new earnings primarily in information technology, energy, healthcare, professional services and manufacturing. The end result is that with Growth Nation, business owners either don't need to ask for investor money, OR it's a much better conversation when they do.
www.polsinelli.com: Contact Michael Patterson
With 580 attorneys, Polsinelli (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services – with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Edwardsville; Jefferson City; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Overland Park; Phoenix; Springfield; St. Joseph; St. Louis; Topeka; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE.
Thunderbird Online, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Onlin.thunderbird.edu; Contact Brie Van Wagnen
Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1-ranked school of international business with nearly 70 years of experience in developing leaders with the global mindset, business skills, and social responsibility necessary to create real, sustainable value for their organizations, communities, and the world. Thunderbird Online, a professional development division of Thunderbird, provides online courses and executive certificates to busy professionals seeking to continue learning throughout their professional career. Learn more: Thunderbird / AZIGG
Other Arizona-based Resources
Arizona Commerce Authority
Through leadership and collaborative partnerships, our mission is to create vibrant communities and a globally competitive Arizona economy. The International Trade and Investment Division of the Arizona Commerce Authority assists small and medium sized Arizona companies with their exporting efforts. We also help market Arizona to foreign companies as an excellent location for their U.S. expansion.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry
www.azchamber.com; Contact the office at 602-248-9172
Uniting Business. Advancing Arizona. Our goal is to serve as the collective voice for Arizona business at the state legislature. The Arizona Chamber exists to represent the interests of commerce and industry in a way that enhances our state economy
Arizona Council for International Visitors (AZCIV)
www.azciv.org; Contact Sue Reiner at email@example.com
The mission of the Arizona Council for International Visitors is to develop citizen diplomats in public and business sectors through education and awareness of international issues and by providing a broader understanding of world cultures and global affairs through the hosting of foreign leaders. Our members engage with visitors invited to America by the United States Department of State and other federal government agencies.
Arizona District Export Council
The Arizona District Export Council (DEC) assists the Phoenix and Tucson Export Assistance Centers of the U.S. Commercial Service, implementing the Commerce Department’s export promotion programs and directives. The council is composed of business and trade experts from Arizona companies who are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and serve without compensation.
Arizona State University at SkySong
www.asu.edu; Contact 480-884-1654
With its combination of ASU research units, multinational corporations and individual innovators, SkySong is Arizona's global portal to the international knowledge economy. To help your company take advantage of the possibilities SkySong creates, a number of business services and programs are offered or facilitated by ASU. SkySong is an international business and innovation center that serves as a global focal point for technological innovation, cross-disciplinary collaboration and expansion of world trade. SkySong builds vital networks between university innovations, regional progress and the global technology industry.
Arizona Technology Council
www.aztechcouncil.org; Contact Deborah Zack at
The Arizona Technology Council is a non-profit trade association founded to connect, represent and support the state's expanding technology industry. To promote economic growth and professional development in Arizona's technology sector, the Council provides members networking opportunities, business support and access to educational forums
Government of Canada, Consulate of Canada
Contact Glenn Williamson of Canada Arizona Business Council
Ontario, Canada International Marketing Centre - Los Angeles
The Ontario International Marketing Centre is co-located with the Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles. The Ontario office is a part of the Government of Ontario, Canada and has a role of promoting trade and investment.
City of Phoenix
www.phoenix.gov; Contact Hank Marshall
The City of Phoenix has various programs to help companies that plan to open offices or to expand their facilities in Phoenix. The business assistance programs range from issuing Industrial Development Authority bonds, to creating duty-free Foreign Trade Zones, to providing worker training grants. The International Program of the Community and Economic Development Department markets Phoenix to potential foreign investors and then helps them locate offices or manufacturing plants in Phoenix
www.franway.com; Contact Jack Eberenz at
602-625-5106 and firstname.lastname@example.org
If someone says “franchising” you say “call Jack.” Franchise Integration organizes the complex elements of franchising into manageable long term successful systems. Making use of Jack Eberenz’ 30 years of leadership experience with franchisors worldwide, the company provides services that include strategic planning, advising new franchisors and turning-around existing franchise systems.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC)
www.gpec.org; Contact Chris Petroff at email@example.com
The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) attracts quality businesses to the Greater Phoenix region from around the world and advocates and champions foundational efforts to improve the region’s competitiveness. GPEC provides expert support in streamlining site searches for businesses, connecting decision-makers who can expedite the process and leveraging knowledge assets that spur innovation.
Since 1989, GPEC’s unique structure and solid partnerships have supported a sustainable, high-performance economy. Today, GPEC is comprised of 18 communities, Maricopa County and more than 140 private-sector companies, serving as the catalyst that strengthens the region’s economic base, ensuring it is both diversified and competitive.
Growth Nation (see top of the page)
www.scorearizona.org; Contact Maryanne Weiss A resource partner of the United States Small Business Administration, SCORE® is a nationally organized nonprofit association dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small business enterprises nationwide. Here in the Valley of the Sun, Greater Phoenix SCORE® has real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge. Counselors donate thousands of hours to help small businesses in Arizona succeed by providing personal business counseling and seminars on every important business subject. In Tucson, Southern Arizona SCORE meets the needs of the business community.
Maricopa Small Business Development Center
The Maricopa Small Business Development Center is a non profit organization funded by the SBA and the Maricopa Community Colleges. The program has been in operation since the mid 1980s and has assisted thousands of small businesses in Maricopa County. We offer free one-on-one counseling, low cost training and free technical assistance. We have 3 offices in Maricopa County which are located in Central Phoenix, Mesa and Surprise. The Center is part of the AZSBDC Network which has eleven Centers throughout Arizona. For more information please call us at 480-784-0590 or visit our website at www.maricopasbdc.com.
Michigan State University Global Edge
Opportunity Greater Phoenix
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Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations
www.pcfraz.org; Contact Conni Ingallina at
The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is an independent and nonpartisan membership organization designed to assist leaders in Metro Phoenix to respond more effectively to a rapidly changing world. The Committee is dedicated to furthering the position of Metro Phoenix as a major regional and international policy center
Phoenix Sister Cities
Scottsdale Sister Cities
Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov Contact: Jim Pipper
Snell & Wilmer (see top of the page)
Thunderbird Online (see top of the page)
Thunderbird School of Global Management
www.thunderbird.edu; Contact Joseph Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1946 here in Arizona, Thunderbird is the first and oldest graduate management school focused exclusively on global business. It is regarded as the world’s leading institution in the education of global managers and is ranked No. 1 in international business by the Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School Survey.
US Export Assistance Center
www.buyusa.gov/arizona; Contact Sally Chambers at email@example.com
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion unit of the International Trade Administration. US Commercial Service trade specialists in 107 U.S. cities and in more than 80 countries work with your company to help you get started in exporting or increase your sales to new global markets. Our services include:
· World class market research
· Trade events that promote your product or service to qualified buyers
· Introductions to qualified buyers and distributors
and advocacy through every step of the export process