National Entrepreneurs Day was celebrated this week. This is an unofficial American holiday that honors entrepreneurs “who are considered the foundation of the country.”
For entrepreneurs considering launching a business, Peoria is the right place to be.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides business consultants and the Peoria Business Concierge Program matches city resources with business owners.
The new concierge programs - which recently was honored with a “Best of the West” award from WESTMARC - is open to Peoria businesses of all sizes, from freelancers, entrepreneurs, and startups to small business owners and established businesses.
According to its website, “The concierge’s goal is to strengthen the city’s business partnership, build rapport, connect businesses with services and community support programs, navigate planning, zoning, signage, code enforcement and other areas within the city.”
Looking for help? Call Peoria’s Business Concierge at 623-773-4636 during business hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn how to get started with a new business in Peoria, visit peoriaaz.gov/business.
One of the biggest potential projects in Peoria: CoreWest.
The city of Peoria recently put out a request for proposal (RFP) for what is described at the city’s website as “an exciting new Class A commercial real estate project located in Peoria.
“The proposal calls for three two-story Class A office buildings totaling 170,000 square feet.”
CoreWest will be located on 14 acres on the southwest corner of the U.S. 101 (a.k.a. “The Loop 101”) and Peoria Avenue.
The city envisions an office park filled with professional office space, medical office and/or creative space.
Attention bargain shoppers: The city of Peoria auctions off excess and unclaimed property on the second Saturday of each month and excess vehicles and equipment on the fourth Saturday of each month.
More than 100 computers and monitors and 10 copier machines are up for bid this month.
Auctions start at 8 a.m. and are held at Sierra Auction, 3570 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix.
For further information about the auction of city property, contact the city of Peoria Materials Management Department at 623-773-7428 or Sierra Auction at 602-242-7121.