Business Funding and Incentives

Business Funding and Incentives

The Business Funding and Incentives (BF&I) division works closely with the Global Business Development (GBD) division and the Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) to provide the funding and performance-based incentives needed to create and retain jobs in Colorado. 

The division manages:

  • grants
  • tax credits
  • debt and equity financing
  • referrals to local, state, federal, and private financing options 
  • assistance with finding available programs that best fit business operations and goals

Programs and Funding

Advanced Industries Investment Tax Credit
Improves access to capital for Colorado’s early-stage advanced industries businesses by reducing investor risk

Enterprise Zone Program
Supports business expansion in economically distressed areas throughout the state through a variety of tax credits that help economic development

Rural Jump-Start Program
Provides relief to new businesses and employees when they locate in economically distressed areas of rural Colorado

Opportunity Zone Program
Provides federal tax incentives for investors of low-income urban and rural communities

Venture Capital Authority
Invests in early-stage startups headquartered in Colorado outside of the front range

All BF&I Programs and Funding