Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • 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.
  • These loans provide up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This credit enhancement is for businesses that typically struggle to get access to a bank loan.
  • These loans help start-ups and small businesses that are underserved by traditional debt markets.
  • This fund provides helps small to medium-sized businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic get loans.
  • This fund provides loans and small grants 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 loan helps businesses in rural areas by giving loans and loan guarantees.
  • This program helps Colorado artists by highlighting their work through rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol building.
  • 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.
  • This grant and tax credit helps new businesses start in or move into rural, economically distressed areas and hire new employees.
  • The following lenders are possible sources of funding for small businesses in Colorado.


  • 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.