Programs and Funding

  • This credit enhancement helps small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado access loans that they would otherwise not get because they do not have enough collateral.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This free certification helps frontline workers become Colorado experts and grow their Colorado-style hospitality.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • This registration is offered to businesses with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.
  • This road show hosts events across the state to premiere Colorado Experience episodes in communities where the historical documentary series was filmed.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • This position recognizes and supports Colorado musicians whose public service improves Colorado economically, socially, and culturally.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • The laureate advocates for poetry, literacy, and literature by participating in readings and other events at the state capitol, schools, libraries, and literary festivals.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This fund provides loans and small grants to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders.
  • As a part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act, the federal government passed the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) bill to fund small business credit support and investment programs.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • This event brings top industry leaders in film, television, and digital media to visit high school and college classrooms across the state.
  • This award honors Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for at least two years.
  • These awards celebrate six individuals and organizations that improve and innovate Colorado’s tourism industry every fall at the Governor's Tourism Conference.

  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.


  • This award honors a frontline tourism worker from each of Colorado’s eight travel regions.