Region Business has two 501(c) section tax exempt affiliates whose body of work helps us fulfill our mission. The Economic Growth Institute is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit which conducts business retention and expansion services, partners with public officials for community philanthropy, and conducts the certification training program for Permit Simplicity. The Region Business Issues PAC is a 501(c)(4), tax-exempt, social welfare organization that engages in public education on economic issues and ballot measures.