Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This grant provides funding to accelerator programs in Colorado that have developed or are developing programming for Colorado early-stage companies in the advanced industries.
  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • Las certificaciones ayudan a las pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías, veteranos y mujeres a ofertar y a ganar contratos con los gobiernos locales, estatales y el gobierno federal.
  • 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 registration is offered to businesses with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.
  • 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.
  • 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 encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • 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.
  • These trade shows provide an opportunity for destination marketing organizations to join the Colorado booth.
  • This incentive provides a 10% cash rebate against eligible hard costs for hosting meetings and events in Colorado that take place on or after July 1, 2021 and on or before December 31, 2022.
  • This program provided free consulting services for businesses seeking opportunity zone investment.
  • This program supports outdoor recreation business development through research, partnerships, trade shows, and trade and investment missions.
  • Identify which certifications will help your small minority, veteran- and women-owned business bid on and win contracts with local, state, and federal governments.
  • 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.
  • This award honors a frontline tourism worker from each of Colorado’s eight travel regions.
  • 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.