Colorado Employee Ownership Office
The Colorado Employee Ownership Office establishes a network of technical support and service providers for businesses considering employee ownership structures. The office brings together partners including employee-owned businesses, attorneys, lawmakers, financial and accounting professionals, rural leaders, and other employee ownership organizations.
Employee-owned businesses promote a higher quality of life for employee-owners including higher wages, less turnover, access to better benefits, and job security. For the business owner, they get the benefit of a more engaged workforce, a guaranteed succession plan, and a way to attract and retain top talent. Learn more about employee ownership.
In April 2019, Governor Jared Polis established the Colorado Employee Ownership Commission. The commission consists of experts who are invested in helping Colorado become a leader for employee ownership.
Programs and Funding
Employee Ownership Consulting
Have a free confidential consultation to learn about your employee ownership options, ask any questions you may have, and identify your next step.
Employee Ownership Peer Network
Network with Colorado Employee Owned Companies to hear first hand about how employee ownership affects a business.
Colorado Employee Owned Company Registration
Register your business as a Colorado Employee Owned Company if you are already a business offering employee ownership to 20% or more of your employees.
Employee Ownership Loan
Apply for funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
Employee Ownership Trial Grant
This grant provides funds to offset transition professional technical services costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.