Programs and Funding

  • 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.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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.
  • 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 grant reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • This toolkit provides resources and information on employee ownership to introduce you to the various business models.
  • This registration tool is the official filing tool for the State of Colorado and the fastest way to register and manage a business.
  • 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.
  • Regional partners are committed to growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, conserving public lands and waters, and connecting with local communities.
  • 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 toolkit provides campaign materials that can be used to support shop local efforts.
  • Free one-on-one consulting services to help you build a successful business at 15 community-based full-time centers and more than 70 part-time centers across Colorado.
  • Free and low-cost training workshops to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado.
  • This grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities.
  • 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.