Colorado Employee Ownership Office

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.

Our office has also produced a documentary to tell the story of 5 Colorado Employee Owned Companies. These businesses share their experience and offers an introduction into the employee ownership landscape in Colorado.

Interested Business Owners:

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Learn more from our Introduction to Employee Ownership Toolkit
Employee Ownership Consulting to identify your first steps
Sign up for the
Employee Ownership Peer Network to hear from an employee-owned company about their experience
Join our employee ownership topic group on the Startup Colorado platform

Colorado Employee Owned Companies:

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Register your company as a Colorado Employee Owned Company 
Check the box on that form to join our Employee Ownership Peer Network to serve as a mentor and/or network with other employee-owned companies in the state
Join our employee ownership topic group on the Startup Colorado platform

Colorado Employee Ownership Service Providers:
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Complete the Service Providers Registration to be considered as a vetted service provider and referred to our clients

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 with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.

Employee Ownership Trial Grant
This grant provides funds to offset transition professional technical services costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.

All Employee Ownership Programs and Funding

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