Small Business Resources

The City of Chandler Economic Development Division offers a wide array of services specifically designed to support small businesses. From assisting with site selection to facilitating workforce development and data analytics, we provide comprehensive assistance at every stage of your growth journey.

If you are looking to start, grow or expand our business —working with our team streamlines the often-complex regulatory processes, saving you time and effort as we are well-versed in the local business landscape, including government programs and industry networks, which we leverage to offer tailored support.

Below you will find the most frequently utilized services. But please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team for any additional questions or assistance.

Chandler Small Business Guide

Provides small business owners with tips on how to create a business plan, information on funding sources, requirements for doing business in Chandler, and City resources to help businesses establish a location.

Small Business Guide - English   Small Business Guide - Spanish

Economic Development staff can help you identify the right location for your business. We have access to an extensive database of available buildings and land sites, and maintain close relationships with brokers, developers, and landowners.

Initiate a Project

Close to finalizing a space for your business operations? City staff from multiple departments will tour a building with you and provide immediate feedback on building code, fire code, and zoning-related questions. It is strongly encouraged that businesses schedule a BLT meeting before signing a lease or purchasing a building.

BLT Brochure 

Our Economic Development team maintains a data/maps repository where to help business owners understand the Chandler market and advantages of doing business in our community.

  • Looking for customized demographic reports? Contact us.

Take your business to the next level by engaging with community entrepreneurship experts and participating in free programs, mentorship, and networking through the Chandler Endeavor Business Incubator.

Located at the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, you can take advantage of 16 open workstations with monitors, reservable conference room with audio-visual equipment, private meeting areas, and movable table clusters.

A business registration is a certificate issued to a business for each physical location operating within the City limits. All Chandler businesses are required to complete a Business Registration Application and obtain a business registration for each location within the City limits.

Interested in starting a home-based business?

The city usually requires permits for businesses to display temporary signage. As of today, our COVID Relief ordinance is still in effect, which relaxes the rule for obtaining permits and displays times, however, we still like for our business owners to adhere to the quantity, sizes, and location/placement requirements for each type of sign within the Temporary Sign Code.