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Economic Development Information and Directory


Business incubators provide facility and management assistance for emerging growth companies. They offer new and existing companies affordable office, manufacturing or kitchen space, resource libraries, shared services and office equipment, meeting rooms and access to professional administrative services. The objectives of these centers are to stimulate small business growth, assist with the beginning stages of start-up, direct new businesses toward realistic and achievable goals and support cultural and neighborhood revitalization. For more information and to check on space availability contact the incubator administrator in your area.

 

Denver - Inner City Community Development Corporation
Phone: 303-298-8371

 

 Purchasing Department

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201 W. Colfax Ave., 11th Floor, Dept. 304
Denver, CO 80202
720-913-8100
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Purchasing Division is an agency within Department of General Services. Responsible for acquiring goods and services (not construction or professional design/construction services) for agencies of City and County of Denver utilizing various governmental procurement “best practices,” including competitive bidding and direct “open market” purchases.

 

  The Division of Small Business Opportunity

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201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 907
Denver, CO 80202
720-913-1714

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  • Small Business Enterprise

  • Women/Minority Owned Business

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

  • Airport Concessionaire Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

                      

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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6 S. Tejon St., Ste. 850
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-434-3470
info@ColoradoPTAC.org
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The center assists Colorado businesses in becoming informed government vendors.

     

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924 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 104F
Denver, CO 80204
303-629-0102
720-974-9450
info@rmicc.org
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Promote business, provide resources and opportunities to leverage success, and forge alliances that foster opportunities and growth for American Indian-owned businesses and Tribes. Serving the Rocky Mountain region for over 14 years, the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce is committed to bridging economic opportunities among corporations, American Indian-owned businesses and Tribes.

 

 Member benefits include:

 

  • Opportunities to increase your visibility

  • Monthly networking luncheons and business presentations

  • Business to business procurement opportunities

  • Professional development

  • Introduction to corporate buyers

  • After hours business networking

  • Alliances with members in other minority chambers

  • Members doing business with members

  • Professional mentors and peers

           

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303-844-3985, ext. 213
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SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is an 11,000-member volunteer program, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are over 150 members throughout Colorado. The program matches experienced volunteers with small businesses that need expert advice. These men and women business executives, whose collective experience spans the full range of American enterprise, share their management and technical expertise with present and prospective owners/managers of small businesses. The SCORE chapter in Denver runs four workshops entitled Starting Your Business, Expert Advice, Promoting Your Business and Writing a Business Plan.

 

Denver Metro Small Business Development Center

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1445 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-620-8076
303-534-2145

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to helping small businesses throughout Colorado achieve their goals by providing free confidential counseling and various training programs. The center combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the educational system and the private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Regulatory, management, financial and marketing experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure.

    

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  • Small business formation - legal structure and licensing

  • Federal and state taxation

  • Understanding financial statements

  • Small business administration opportunities

  • Employment and labor law

  • Contract terminology

  • Marketing your art

  • Allotment taxation issues

 

The seminars focus on achieving two objectives:

 

  1. A comprehensive understanding of business formation issues affecting                                                 Indian entrepreneurs.

  2. Fostering an awareness and dialogue on these issues.

   

 

Department of Revenue


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Taxpayer Service Division Trainer
1375 Sherman St., Room 336B
Denver, CO 80261
Caron Notarmuzi
publiceducation@spike.dor.state.co.us

Frequent classes on state taxation


 Department of Transportation


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Center for Equal Opportunity
4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Room 200
Denver, CO 80222
Cecelia Garcia, Civil Rights Specialist
303-512-4144
800-925-3427
303-757-9058
cecelia.garcia@dot.state.co.us

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise is federal program of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Purpose: To remedy past and current discrimination; To ensure level playing field; To foster equal opportunity on U.S. Department of Transportation- assisted contracts, (US DOT 49 CFR Part 26). City of Denver and State of Colorado have implemented a one stop Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification process.

 

 Office of Economic Development & International Trade

The mission of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade is to foster a positive business climate through financial and technical assistance for local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.

The Office of Economic Development and International Trade works with business owners starting, expanding or relocating in/to Colorado. The office offers a wide range of services to assist new and existing businesses of every size. The services focus on making Colorado the premier business climate for: quality jobs, excellent infrastructure, exceptional environment, superior education system and workforce training, reasonable taxes and regulatory climate, quality of life and entrepreneurial opportunity and success.

 


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Minority Business Office
1625 Broadway, Ste. 2700
Denver, CO 80202
Leroy Romero, Director
303-892-3764
303-892-3848
l.romero@state.co.us

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The mission of the Minority Business Office is to promote development of existing and new minority businesses across the state and to establish a network for distribution of information listing references that are available to help new and existing businesses across the state. The Minority Business Office is responsible for serving in an advisory capacity to the Governor and General Assembly.

 

Activities and Objectives:

 

  • Act as a clearinghouse to disseminate information to the minority of business community

  • Establish networks between the majority and minority business sector. Increase minority participation in public and private sector contracting

  • Establish a link between the minority business community and the Governor's office

 

 Purchasing Office

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633 17th St., Ste. 1520
Denver, CO 80202
John Cisneros, Small Business Development Coordinator
303-866-6104
303-866-6016
john.cisneros@state.co.us

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Colorado Bid Information and Distribution System for goods and services acts as a centralized clearing house of information on bidding opportunities for state agencies.

 

Administration for Native Americans


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Administration for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Lillian A. Sparks, Commissioner
Natasha Coleman
202-401-5590
202-205-5770
lillian.sparks@acf.hhs.gov

Grant program:

 

  • One focus is on economic development

  • Tribal Enterprise Developer Guide

  • Indian Social Entrepreneur's Guide

  • Indian Business Owner's Guide

           

CO Dist. Office

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721 19th St., Room 426
Denver, CO 80202-2599
Carolyn A. Terrell, Lead Business Development Sepecialist
303-844-2607, ext. 260
303-844-6490
carolyn.terrell@sba.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration created in 1953 is federal executive agency created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. Services provided include:

     

  • Help in developing and maintaining business plans

  • Financial counseling

  • Marketing and contract capture assistance

  • Improving management practices

  • Equity and debt financing - several loan programs

  • Obtaining surety bonds

  • Information on sole source, limited competition and subcontracting under prime federal contracts

  • Understanding the Small Business Administration joint venture, teaming and mentor-protégé programs

  • Assistance in purchasing federal surplus property

 

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303-573-1302
carolyn.terrell@sba.gov

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The Women’s Business Center in Colorado is located at three Mi Casa Resource Center locations in Colorado. These locations are Pueblo, Denver and Colorado Springs. The purpose of the center is to promote the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training, technical assistance, access to credit, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities. The programs offered by Mi Casa are based on the needs of the small business community.

       

 


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