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 models. 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.

Employee-owned businesses promote a higher quality of living for the employee-owners themselves including higher wages, less turnover, access to better benefits, and job security. They also increase economic stability for their communities.

The office brings together partners including employee-owned businesses, attorneys, lawmakers, financial and accounting professionals, rural leaders, and other employee ownership organizations.

If you are considering adding employee ownership to your business, please talk to our Employee Ownership Consultant.

Discuss Your Options with a Consultant

Register as a Colorado Employee Owned Company  

Submit an Employee Owned Event  


Programs and Funding

Employee Ownership Consulting
Have a free confidential consultation to learn about your employee ownership options.

Colorado Employee Owned Company Certification
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 is now open for applications. Apply for funds to offset transition professional technical services costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.

All Employee Ownership Programs and Funding

Community Partners

Center for Community Wealth Building
Colorado Bankers Association
Colorado Enterprise Fund
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
Colorado Lawyers Committee
Colorado Lending Source
Independent Bankers of Colorado
Manufacturers Edge
Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union


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