• Increase font size
  • Decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS
  • Small Business Commission Information

    The Small Business Commission's purpose is advise the County Board of Supervisors on current and proposed County Policies affecting small business. It also helps Facilitate communication between the County and small businesses by providing a forum for issues to be brought to the attention of the Board of Supervisors.

    Nominate a rural or urban or non-profit small business for Small Business of the Year

    The Pima County Small Business Commission is accepting nominations for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards. The Commission will present awards to an urban small business, a rural small business, and a non-profit small business.

    Nominees for the urban small business winner must be from within the Tucson city limits. Nominees for the rural small business must be from a rural or small community, or any municipality outside the city of Tucson. Nominees for the non-profit small business can be from anywhere in Pima County. This business must provide assistance to small businesses through employment training, workforce development, job placement, or counseling and referrals. Each winner will receive a $500 prize. Nominees must:
    • Be located in Pima County (may be a branch or division of a larger company).
    • Have manager or owner who lives in Pima County.
    • Employ fewer than 100 employees.
    • Have been in operation for two or more years.

    Nomination forms and support material must be submitted online by 5 p.m. on January 12, 2018. All nominations but be made using this online form. 

    For more information, please contact commission coordinator Patrick Cavanaugh at 520-724-3296 or patrick.cavanaugh1@pima.gov.

    Past winners of the Small Business of the Year Award:

    • 2010: Microbusiness Advancement Center 
    • 2011: Gasoline Alley, an automobile repair and restoration business in Green Valley
    • 2012: Joint Technical Education District 
    • 2013: Rural Award - Ajo Transportation; Urban award - Casa de los Niño’s Thrift store 
    • 2014: Rural Award - Golden Goose Thrift Store in Catalina; Urban Award - The Planning Center
    • 2015: Rural Award – Bling by Design; Urban Award - Aztera
    • 2016: Rural Award - Vistoso Automotive; Urban Award - Plum Windows & Doors, Inc.
    Disclosure Statement Statement of where all notices of the meetings of the small business commission will be posted.
    Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, Pima County Board of Supervisors hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Small Business Commission and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on this page and in the lobby of the County Administration Building 130 W. Congress Street, 1st and 5th Floors, A and B levels, Tucson, Arizona 85701. The lobby is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except legal holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

    Meeting Agendas and Minutes

    CRSPS (Committee to Reform State Procurement Statutes

    Agendas Minutes
    • August 24
    • July 27
    • June 29
    • May 25
    • March 23
    • February 17
    • June 29
    • May 25
    • March 23
    • February 17
    Commission Coordinator

    Patrick Cavanaugh
    Economic Development and Tourism
    (520) 724-3296

    Deseret Romero
    Economic Development
    (520) 724-8450

    Location of Meetings

    Administration Building
    1st Floor Conference Room
    130 W. Congress St.
    Tucson, AZ 85701