Gilbert, AZ Small Business Guide

Gilbert is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World," Gilbert is a thriving suburb of Phoenix, Arizona with a diverse economic base that includes education, healthcare, retail and more.

Business Environment

Gilbert is a hub for economic activity and offers support to growing businesses:

  • In 2008, Gilbert was ranked by CNN's Money magazine as one of the best places to live in the US.
  • For 2010, FBI Crime Statistics ranked Gilbert at one of the top 25 safest cities in the United States.
  • Gilbert is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States and 4th fastest growing municipality in the United States, according to 2009 data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Served by the Santan Freeway with access to the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Gilbert is ready for economic development.

Business Structure and Licensing

The first step to starting a new business in Gilbert is to select a business entity for your company. You should also familiarize yourself with any local town ordinances. 

All new businesses, including commercial and home businesses, in Gilbert must register for a business license with Arizona Department of Revenue. 

Businesses that will sell a product or engage in a service that is subject to transaction privilege tax, known as sales tax in other states, must register for a state transaction privilege tax (TPT) license with the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Business Support From the Town of Gilbert

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce provides active support for business owners and offers many member benefits, including networking and business counseling to help local businesses achieve success.

For women business owners, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix Chapter provides education and networking. 

Gilbert small business owners can also obtain free business mentoring from Greater Phoenix SCORE. 


The following links provide resources to help you get started with your Gilbert business:

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Gilbert Census Information

Buy a Business in Gilbert

Find Commercial Real Estate in Gilbert

Find the Best Gilbert Accountant

Meetups in Gilbert

Tax Incentives

Martinez & Shanken, PLLC proudly serves new businesses in Chandler and Gilbert Arizona.

For assistance in setting up a new business call us at 480-725-9917 for a consultation.