In addition to the small business programs and services the City offers, we work with a great network of local, regional and state resources that help round out the support your business needs. From chambers of commerce, to trade associations to organizations who specialize in workforce needs, you have a vast system of city, county and Colorado organizations looking to provide your business with what you need to succeed.
The Metro North Chamber is committed to the advancement of the business and economic interests of the Metro North community. The Chamber provides opportunities to assist in marketing businesses, to network with professionals from large and small companies, and to guide the direction of the Metro North community.
The Westminster Chamber of Commerce promotes our community by building meaningful relationships between businesses, citizens, schools, civic and charitable organizations.
Adams County Economic Development (ACED) is a public/private partnership, which exists to improve the economy of Adams County. The mission of ACED is to assist primary employers in the creation of jobs and the infusion of capital investment in Adams County by providing demographic information, site selection, regulatory and financing assistance, Enterprise Zone administration, and retention program efforts.
Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) is a public/private partnership representing Jefferson County's economic development interests. Jeffco EDC fosters a spirit of community cooperation while planning and implementing economic development strategies. The council's experienced staff use a full-service approach that is technologically enhanced, providing products/services that support economic opportunity throughout the county.
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation is the regional economic development entity focused on promoting business and economic development for the entire nine-county Metro Denver area.
Public and Private Colleges and Universities
The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) is a catalyst for economic prosperity through innovation by partnering with government, business and civil society to foster collaboration around global ideas, talent, capital and the entrepreneurial spirit.
The purpose of the Colorado PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Colorado companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts.
CTEK's mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable, sustainable businesses. CTEK has the largest volunteer business advisory network in the world, supporting entrepreneurs throughout Colorado.
The fifth edition of the Denver Capital Matrix details funding sources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The matrix identifies nearly 400 funding sources, including traditional bank lending, venture capital firms, private equity firms, angel investors, mezzanine sources, investment banking institutions and others that have funded Colorado businesses.
The North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.
The SCORE Association, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
Small Business Administration District Office
WBO provides access for women entrepreneurs to a wide variety of resources and services ranging from specialized training in such areas as selling to the federal government and accessing capital to national information programs. WBO manages the Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training, a national, year-long mentor program linking seasoned women entrepreneurs with women whose businesses are ready to grow.
Small Business Administration District Office
Open to all veterans, this program provides assistance in management training programs, priority processing of loan applications, monitoring of loan and procurement activities, and coordinating training and counseling activities with other Small Business Administration departments. The SBA allocates a portion of agency direct loan funds to veterans.
This office offers a wide range of services to assist companies starting, expanding or relocating in Colorado. The mission of OED&IT is to foster a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance.
This nonprofit community development financial institution helps small businesses with loans up to $150,000 for entrepreneurs who are unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. An experienced staff provides management consulting and business training.
This private, nonprofit, community-based economic development organization assists business owners access long-term, FIXED rate financing for commercial real estate and equipment expansion projects. The mission of Colorado Lending Source (CLS) is to foster economic growth of diverse small businesses within the state of Colorado. CLS assists business owners who are investing in their communities (and thus broadening the tax base) and/or creating new jobs.
Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA's programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.
Through partnership, Adams County One Stop Career Centers serve the diverse needs of employers, job seekers and other customers with access to high quality, comprehensive workforce development, employment and training services.
Colorado FIRST grants are for companies relocating to Colorado or existing companies undertaking a major expansion. Existing Industry grants are designed for Colorado companies implementing new technology to remain competitive and keep jobs in the state. Approved training is for transferable job skills that support the company's economic competitiveness by re-training workers in new skills, while enhancing the workers' resumes and long-term employment opportunities.
Jefferson County Workforce Center is an innovative and comprehensive statewide job referral network funded through federal tax dollars. All services are free to employers and job seekers. The center serves Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.
Since 1989, the North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs. The main North Metro Denver SBDC office is located at Front Range Community College in Westminster. Satellite locations offering both consulting and training are located in Brighton, Broomfield and Commerce City. All locations provide free, confidential one-on-one business consulting and low-cost training.