Programs and Incentives

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The U.S. federal government offers a range of services and programs for companies that operate in the United States – from general workforce development and energy efficiency grants to industry-specific incentives. State, territorial, and local governments are often the primary source of specific assistance to help business investors get new ventures off the ground or expand their existing operations.

Government Programs

Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG)

Have questions about a federal regulation?  Learn how the IIWG can help you navigate the U.S. regulatory system and connect with the right federal-level contacts.


Federal Programs Database

Want to learn more about federal business programs and incentives? Browse this database of programs from U.S. government agencies designed to support businesses in the United States.


State Economic Development Organizations

Interested in learning about different regions? Explore the assistance offered by state and territorial economic development organizations directly at the source.  


State Business Incentives Database

Interested in conveniently searching state and territorial incentives? Browse this database developed by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER).


Defense Production Act (DPA) Loan Program 
In this COVID-19 environment, learn about your eligbility for the Defense Production Act (DPA) Loan Program 

Other Resources

The U.S. Commercial Service, a part of the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade, marketing, and finance at every stage of the exporting process. Companies can find local assistance at U.S. Export Assistance Centers in more than 100 locations across the United States, or contact Commercial Service staff in 75 international offices. These trade specialists counsel companies on the steps involved in exporting, help assess product export potential, identify markets, locate potential overseas partners, and resolve customs clearance and other trade-related issues.