Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • This grant is available to eligible social equity licensed cannabis businesses. Eligible businesses may apply within two categories: foundational and growth.
  • The Cannabis Business Loan Fund is an opportunity for social equity licensed cannabis businesses to receive lending capital to build and improve their current business operations.
  • The Cannabis Business Office is excited to announce a new educational program that offers vertical specific content to social equity cannabis businesses at no cost.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • 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 Program will seek to catalyze regional technology development by making place-based investments, positioning Colorado competitively nationally and globally, in diverse Colorado regions and ecosystems with assets and resources to drive increased business attraction, net new job growth, and workforce development with a focus on equity and inclusion.
  • This program supports HUBZone-certified small businesses in designated areas of the State by providing them with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts.
  • These trade shows provide an opportunity for destination marketing organizations to join the Colorado booth.
  • This program supports outdoor recreation business development through research, partnerships, trade shows, and trade and investment missions.
  • These partners share expertise with filmmakers and help attract productions to their communities.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • This grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.
  • These missions promote foreign investment into Colorado and help Colorado companies become more globally competitive.
  • The VCA partners with professional fund managers to make seed and early-stage equity investments in Colorado startups to grow Colorado's innovative ecosystem and to create quality job opportunities.