Getting Started Overview


Site Activation is the process of designating your plant, warehouse or company as an active site in the FTZ. 

There is a fair amount of paperwork and a series of applications and approvals required to qualify as a FTZ Operator. BizFTZ is here to guide you through the process.

The process involves background checks, analysis of your inventory system, review of building blueprints, establishing a surety bond, and other steps to satisfy the government that goods will enter and leave your facilities in full compliance with the rules and regulations governing FTZ operations.

Use our checklist to get organized and ready to submit your application. When you are ready to start the process, your first step is to contact Elissa McGauley, economic development specialist.