Westminster Economic Development

Development Assistance

Get Your Project Going

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.

Incentives & Financing

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

 

  • Business Assistance Incentives

    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:

    • Rebates of building permit fees to reduce construction costs
    • Rebates of use taxes on construction to minimize costs during development
    • Rebates of permit fees
    • Assistance pursuing county personal property tax rebates and state incentive and job training grant programs
    • Assistance pursuing applicable state incentives
  • Business Assistance Incentives

    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:

    • Rebates of building permit fees to reduce construction costs
    • Rebates of use taxes on construction to minimize costs during development
    • Rebates of permit fees
    • Assistance pursuing county personal property tax rebates and state incentive and job training grant programs
    • Assistance pursuing applicable state incentives
State & County Incentives

 

Other Financial Resources
  • Lending & Financial Resources

    There are several loan and financial programs already out there -some developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis – to help support small businesses.

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  • Lending & Financial Resources

    There are several loan and financial programs already out there -some developed specifically for the COVID-19 crisis – to help support small businesses.

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  • Denver Capital Matrix
  • Denver Capital Matrix
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    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.

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  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

    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.

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  • Colorado Lending Source

    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.

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  • Colorado Lending Source

    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.

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  • Small Business Administration

    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.

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  • Small Business Administration

    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.

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Westminster Relocation & Expansion Services

  • Relocation & Expansion Services

    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:

    • Maps of Westminster business parks and retail centers that show locations and include contact information
    • Regulations and design guideline information on the city’s planning and development process, including signage, permits, and other regulations
    • Real estate information on existing buildings for sale or lease, including site and building size, location, sales prices, or lease rates, and contacts
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  • Relocation & Expansion Services

    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:

    • Maps of Westminster business parks and retail centers that show locations and include contact information
    • Regulations and design guideline information on the city’s planning and development process, including signage, permits, and other regulations
    • Real estate information on existing buildings for sale or lease, including site and building size, location, sales prices, or lease rates, and contacts
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Development Review Process & Permitting Information

  • Planning & Zoning

    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:

    • Development guidelines
    • Regulations
    • Fees and forms
    • Zoning
    • Setbacks
    • General land use questions
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  • Planning & Zoning

    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:

    • Development guidelines
    • Regulations
    • Fees and forms
    • Zoning
    • Setbacks
    • General land use questions
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  • Permitting

    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.

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  • Permitting

    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.

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  • Business Licenses

    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.

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  • Business Licenses

    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.

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  • Code Enforcement

    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.

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  • Code Enforcement

    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.

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