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Governor Ducey Announces New Program To Help Small Business Affected By Floods And Wildfires

Governor Doug Ducey has announced the launch of the Back to Work Small Business Rehiring and Retention Program. The program will have a special focus on helping Arizona businesses affected by wildfires and flooding. The five-million dollar program will fund up to ten-thousand dollars in expenditures for employee hiring, signing bonuses, relocation bonuses for employees that are moving to take an open position and employee retention bonuses. An Arizona small business has to meet eligibility requirements to receive funding, including the business being owned and operated in the state of Arizona; incorporated before January 1st, 2020; rent or lease a physical location in Arizona and have between five and 25 total employees that work at the physical location. Eligible businesses in areas impacted by wildfires or floods may have up to 50 employees. To apply, contact the Arizona Commerce Authority or log onto azcommerce.com.