Our team is ready to assist new businesses and developments, work with existing businesses, and set the stage for future development and redevelopment opportunities. We track all commercial real estate in the city, provide detailed demographic information, and are your source for information concerning business development in Westminster.
Business development is important to the continued economic health of the city of Westminster. To that end, the City is able to provide assistance to key businesses and industries to help facilitate business attraction and expansions
The City provides financial assistance to facilitate business growth and development. Economic Development staff evaluates company qualifications on a case-by-case basis and agreements are based on a combination of the following considerations: Wage levels, sales tax generated, number of employees, and size of private investment, alignment with City’s strategic goals, and type of business. All agreements are subject to City Council approval. Potential City assistance includes:
The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) was created by the Colorado Legislature to promote a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in – and no-profit organizations to assist with the needs of – these communities. Click below for the Westminster Enterprise Zone Map.View Information Sheet View Map
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.
There are several loan and financial programs already out there -some developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis – to help support small businesses.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Build-to-suite or existing office space, our team can help you identify the ideal location for your client or business. We are your one-stop resource for locating properties, identifying assistance or incentives, and connecting you with the answers to all your business analysis questions. We can provide:
Westminster’s Planning Division is primarily responsible for the coordination and approval process for all proposed land development, as well as performing inspections and enforcing development plans and processes to general zoning requests. Get more specific information on the following:
The Building Division issues permits for all new construction within Westminster. This involves detailed examination of building plans, calculations and specifications for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, as well as field inspections of all aspects of construction.Learn More
Every person engaged in business in Westminster must comply with the city’s licensing and tax laws. All businesses must apply for a Westminster Business and or Sales and Use Tax License. The license required depends on what the business will be doing in the city. Westminster also administers and collects its own local taxes. The Sales Tax Division administers all provisions of the Westminster Municipal Code pertaining to taxation. Westminster tax and licensing laws may differ from those of other local governments and from the State of Colorado.Learn More
Code Enforcement responds to various violations in your community. Information of the more basic codes enforced by Code Enforcement are listed on the City of Westminster website (click Learn More button below to link). You can contact Code Enforcement at the numbers below with any questions or to report a violation.