Business Retention & Expansion

The Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) program is a collaborative effort with the Arizona Commerce Authority, City of Phoenix and Maricopa County focusing on businesses located in Arizona that are employing community members and contributing to the region’s economic health. These existing companies are responsible for 80% of the new jobs created.

Supporting local business

The BRE team conducts personalized business outreach visits and connects companies with the resources needed to overcome business challenges. Based on findings from the visits, the BRE team coordinates with organizations and relevant agencies to help business owners resolve issues and capitalize on growth opportunities.

Services include connections to:

    • Economic development incentives
    • Workforce training and financial assistance
    • Demographic data
    • Interactions with local, state, and federal government
    • Expansion project assistance
  • Business connectivity
  • Talent sourcing
  • Business-to-business services
  • Site and building location





The Chamber and our partners have conducted more than 5,000 collective outreach visits since 2015.


All the data from our business retention visits is aggregated and analyzed to provide a sense of the business climate and needs of the business community.

Oct 2019 – December 2019 Business Outreach Report

Economic Development Insider Series BRE Update

To learn more, contact Chief Innovation Officer, Jennifer Mellor at 602.495.6491 or email