Business Resources

We are pleased to provide a range of resources and support for businesses to thrive. We strive to foster innovation and growth through access to resources, tools and training for entrepreneurs and small businesses alike. We work consistently to ensure that businesses in Arlington have the support they need to succeed.


The City of Arlington and the Arlington Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are partnering with SCORE to provide a select group of up to 18 small business owners the opportunity to participate in a series of tailored workshops to advance their company’s growth as part of the Arlington Small Business Development Cohort.

  • Class content will include the following sessions:

  • Developing a Business Plan for Growth

  • Sales and Marketing Considerations to drive Growth

  • Utilizing Social Media to Boost Visibility/Awareness

  • Business Financial Statements/Considerations

  • Financing/Funding Resource Overview

  • Tips for Recruiting Talent

The program will consist of six classes with one class session meeting per month. In addition to these six classes, cohort members will be expected to attend three one-on-one free confidential mentoring sessions (in-person or virtual) with a SCORE representative or other designated mentor by the City of Arlington.

The 2024 cohort has been selected and applications are closed - watch this space for updates on future opportunities.

The Arlington Economic Development Corporation has partnered with the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) to establish the Strategic Solutions Fund (SSF). The Strategic Solutions Fund aims to help Arlington-based companies accelerate their growth and productivity.

The SSF is designed to accelerate growth and productivity by:

  • Supporting eligible Arlington companies identify process, facility, production, technological, or talent-related challenges, inefficiencies, and growth barriers; and,

  • Developing strategic interventions and solutions designed to address identified growth barriers; and,

  • Covering portions of the cost associated with delivering and implementing the interventions and solutions.

Through the Strategic Solutions Fund, Arlington businesses with 51-250 employees would be eligible for grants up to $10,000 and businesses with 50 employees or less would be eligible for grants up to $5,000.

How to Apply

  1. Obtain a free TMAC facility/organizational-assessment and recommended scope of work. Schedule your no-cost TMAC Assessment

  2. Submit a program application and TMAC SOW to Arlington EDC.
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  3. Agree to programmatic and performance criteria required by the Arlington EDC.

Companies selected for the program will be required to demonstrate the retention of existing operations and jobs within Arlington, at a minimum, and sufficiently identify how TMAC services will contribute to the growth of capital investment in the facility, revenue, sales, productivity, savings, and/or jobs.

Eligible Companies/NAICS Codes

  • Manufacturing (331-339)

  • Wholesale Trade (42)

  • Transportation and Warehousing (48-89)

  • Scientific research and development services (5413/5417)

Program Requirements

  • All reimbursable expenditures services must be for trainings and services for facilities and employees located in Arlington.

  • All participating companies will be required to agree to AEDC terms.

  • All participating companies will be required to demonstrate the retention of operations/jobs within Arlington for a period of three years.

About TMAC

TMAC, the official Manufacturing Extension Partnership representative of Texas, delivers hands-on business management, technology, and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, health care and government. The center operates at The University of Texas at Arlington campus. Click here to learn more.

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County strives to meet the needs of employers and job seekers through locally designed, market-driven workforce development initiatives and services including:

  • Recruiting Assistance & Placement – Offering interview space through Workforce Centers 

  • Labor Market Information – Wage information, job descriptions, labor pool availability and local business trends are provided free to business

  • Outplacement Services – Designed to support companies that are restructuring, downsizing or closing

  • Job Fairs & Hiring Events – One-on-one hiring events for employees

  • WorkInTexas.Com Easy-to-use online job search resources and advanced job matching tools assist businesses in finding the best candidates

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) – Federal income tax benefit through the U.S. Department of Labor for private, for-profit businesses who hire from targeted populations. Federal tax savings benefits can range from $1,200 to $9,000 per qualified employee

Tarrant Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides business mentoring, consulting and training with convenient satellite offices located in Arlington.

Skills Development Grant for Small Business

Funding is focused on the training of newly hired, full-time employees (hired up to 12 months prior to the application date)

Up to $1,800 for each new employee being trained and $900 for existing employees per 12-month period.

All training must be provided by a public community or technical college; selected from active course catalogs/schedules credit, continuing education, online or other available unpublished courses

Employers must pay the prevailing wages in the local labor market for the trainees funded under the grant.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster relief for businesses in numerous Texas counties. Download the PDFs below for more information.

Taking Care of Business

Businesses can work directly with the City of Arlington on many levels, including bidding on projects, critical data acquisition, small business assistance, permits, building codes and more.