Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This grant helps teams of Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses and nonprofits develop new large-scale projects.
  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses develop and commercialize advanced technologies that will be created or manufactured in Colorado.
  • This grant helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting.
  • This tax credit encourages investments in advanced industries businesses by giving tax credits to investors.
  • This grant provides funding to help Colorado research institutions with applied research in advanced industries and to commercialize products and services in the private sector.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • Brand USA is the destination marketing organization for the United States which works closely with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel.
  • This do-it-yourself program helps communities prepare to become Colorado Creative Districts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This program is made up of a coalition of partners across the state that share important messaging about preserving and protecting our state’s natural resources.
  • This event brings top industry leaders in film, television, and digital media to visit high school and college classrooms across the state.
  • 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 allows eligible semiconductor and advanced manufacturing companies in Colorado to take a refund on specific types of earned credits.
  • 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.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This program teaches cultural and community leaders how to handle change in organizations, communities, and their daily lives.
  • This program helps businesses and tourism partners advertise on Colorado.com by creating free and/or paid articles, business listings, maps, and events.
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This annual event is for Colorado creatives to connect, learn, and be inspired.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • Participants in the Colorado Dark Sky Certification Mentor program will receive 70 hours of free consulting support from DarkSky Colorado to implement activities that reduce light pollution and protect access to Colorado’s incredible night skies.
  • This toolkit helps your community or business install and promote electric vehicle charging stations along Colorado’s Scenic and Historic Byways.
  • This directory helps our state's film industry workforce showcase their skills and services to producers who are considering filming here.
  • This incentive encourages film production in Colorado with a performance-based rebate for up to 20% of qualified expenses.
  • This database of filmable locations across Colorado allows filmmakers to search by town, county, and type of location.
  • This is an annual three-day event for tourism professionals and industry leaders to learn and network.
  • This scholarship helps tourism professionals attend the Governor's Tourism Conference for the first time.
  • This scholarship helps college and university students attend the Governor's Tourism Conference for the first time.
  • This position recognizes and supports Colorado musicians whose public service improves Colorado economically, socially, and culturally.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • This federal program encourages long-term investments in designated low-income communities by giving investors tax incentives for investing in real estate projects.
  • This annual event consists of networking, idea sharing, and expert discussions to build and sustain the outdoor recreation industry in Colorado.
  • This directory provides listings of outdoor recreation businesses in Colorado.
  • 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.
  • SBDC TechSource helps Colorado companies by providing commercialization assistance and cybersecurity and risk management education.

  • 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 program allows organizations to submit brochures about their business or other travel information to display at Colorado Welcome Centers.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • This tax credit helps rehabilitate historic, owner-occupied commercial properties.
  • This grant helps Colorado communities plan economic development projects that create or retain permanent jobs.
  • This loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This program contributes to effective economic development in Colorado communities and regions through a place-based, regionally driven economic development planning process.
  • Connect2DOT helps small businesses in the transportation industry bid and contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and other local transportation agencies.
  • Este programa ofrece servicios gratuitos de asesoría personalizados para ayudarle a conocer todas las certificaciones puestas a su disposición como propietario de un negocio de minorías, de mujeres o de veteranos.
  • This program helps Colorado artists by highlighting their work through rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol building.
  • This program places creative arts therapies in the Pikes Peak region for veterans, service members, and their families and caregivers.
  • This toolkit offers a variety of crisis communications preparedness and recovery assets for communities and organizations impacted by natural disasters and tourism crisis situations.
  • This discounted subscription gives tourism partners access to a visual content marketing software called CrowdRiff.
  • This free certification helps frontline workers become Colorado experts and grow their Colorado-style hospitality.
  • An annual day-long event for businesses to learn about cybersecurity and risk management.
  • This grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants under the CARES Act.