Programs and Funding

  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • 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.
  • This program provides eligible semiconductor companies access to specific types of Enterprise Zone income tax credits; Colorado municipalities and counties must establish a CHIPS Zone through application to the EDC before companies can access these benefits.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides loan capital to mission-based lenders to provide loans 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 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 tax credit helps rehabilitate historic, owner-occupied commercial properties.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.
  • This tax credit covers up to 50% of a qualified business’ conversion costs to employee ownership (up to $150,000.00). Check the program page to learn more about the recently expanded program.
  • This tax credit helps businesses invest in commercial vehicles and parts for vehicles.
  • This tax credit encourages businesses in economically distressed communities to offer health insurance coverage to their employees.
  • This tax credit encourages enterprise zone businesses to invest in business personal property.
  • This tax credit helps businesses develop a skilled workforce in distressed communities.
  • This tax credit helps businesses in distressed communities add employees to their workforce.
  • This program encourages development in economically distressed areas of the state through tax incentives.
  • This tax credit helps businesses invest in research and development through a tax credit.
  • This tax credit helps businesses redevelop commercial property and rehabilitate vacant buildings.
  • OEDIT is seeking stakeholder input on HB22-1418 Extension Of Certain Unused Tax Credits concerning the extension of the period for which unused and expiring colorado Job Growth Incentive (JGTIC) and Enterprise Zone (EZ) income tax credits may be carried forward to subsequent years.
  • This program supports HUBZone-certified small businesses in designated areas of the State by providing them with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts.
  • This program helps address Colorado’s housing shortage by supporting the development and expansion of the state’s innovative housing manufacturing businesses through grants and loans.
  • The Colorado Just Transition Action Plan provides more information on the Just Transition communities themselves, and it provides recommendations on supporting coal transition workers who are or will be laid off by connecting them with job and training opportunities, local, state, and federal resources, quality jobs, and more.
  • This center provides technical assistance to businesses sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments.
  • This program helps fund large tourism projects to attract new visitors from out of state after the 2008 Great Recession. This program has awarded all funds.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • This program provides support for initiatives led by nonprofit entities pertaining to key industries or regional development.
  • 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.