Resources and Partners

Resources and Partners

Economic development in Colorado is a group effort. Below you'll find a list of resources that will help you find the right partner to support you.

Type in your address in the search bar at the top of the map, and you will find the local economic development partner closest to you. You can also view the full screen map. If you would like to add your economic development organization to our map, please contact us.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) houses the Broadband Program. This program supports local governments' efforts to improve broadband service. The program also provides resources and insight into other statewide broadband efforts.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) houses the Broadband Deployment Board. This board provides grants through the Broadband Fund to make use of broadband service in underserved areas of Colorado.

MyBizColorado is Colorado's official filing tool and the fastest way to register and manage a business. The Colorado Secretary of State (SOS) provides information on federal, state, and local requirements for doing business in Colorado. Register your business now.

Stop Fraud Colorado protects consumers and businesses from unethical behavior of businesses in Colorado. File a complaint.

This project is run through the Colorado Attorney General's Office. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) protects consumers from securities fraud and senior Medicaid fraud.

The Colorado State Demography Office provides demographic and economic information for Colorado regions, counties, and communities through their demography dashboard.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) provides data around jobs and training including career help for all Coloradans including veterans, the youth, and the unemployed.

Additional resources include:

  • Colorado Talent Dashboard: Shares the trends behind the career paths Coloradans are taking, and the successes and challenges Colorado is facing in supporting students and job seekers
  • Colorado Workforce Development Council: Works to ensure that every Colorado employer has access to a skilled workforce and the opportunity for meaningful employment
  • Connecting Colorado: Provides assistance to both job seekers and employers by connecting them to each other
  • Hire a Veteran: Veterans employment specialists that give expertise in job and training opportunities to veterans

The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) supports students, advocates and develops policies, and maximizes higher education opportunities for all. CDHE maintains a directory of colleges and universities in Colorado.

CO-LABS' mission is to nurture Colorado's federal research laboratory ecosystem to be a world-class scientific discovery and innovation asset to the country. CO-LABS maintains a directory of research labs in Colorado.

We are not responsible for managing licenses and permits in Colorado. State agencies that manage permits, licenses, and regulations include:

Information on business licenses in the City and County of Denver is available from Denver's Business Licensing Center. They support over 100 license types including:

  • food
  • liquor
  • marijuana
  • short-term rentals

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network offers assistance with licenses, permits, and other information needed to start a business in Colorado through the Small Business Navigator.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) works to ensure that Colorado has a safe and efficient highway system by building and maintaining interstates, U.S. highways, and state highways. CDOT maintains a list of airports in Colorado.

Regional Transportation District (RTD) provides public transportation in eight counties including all of Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson counties, parts of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and a small portion of Weld County.