Jefferson County is one of the nation’s leaders in creating new, technology sophisticated small businesses. Spinoff technologies from the Denver Federal Center, Colorado School of Mines, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have created a variety of new businesses.
Small business start-ups and expanding businesses in Jefferson County can access several financial resources. Financing tools to support economic development activities include:
- Debt and equity financing
- Cash incentives
- Tax credits
- Venture capital
- Angel investors
- Federal programs
- Financial intuitions/Certified development corporations
Colorado has ample access to resources to fund research and development.
- The state has four venture capital firms currently investing primarily in bioscience companies: Boulder Ventures, Lightstone Ventures, Morgenthaler Ventures, and High Country Venture.
- Certified Capital Companies (CAPCOs) make venture capital funds available to new or expanding Colorado small businesses.
- Colorado offers several public and private sources of funding including the Colorado Capital Access,the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, Rockies Venture Club, and the Impact Angel Group.
- Colorado PERA launched The Colorado Mile High Fund in 2012, a $50 million co-investment program designed to invest in a diversified, high-quality portfolio of companies with a nexus to Colorado.
For more information on incentives and financial resources in Jefferson County, please contact Jeffco EDC at 303.202.2965 or visit www.jeffcoedc.org/funding.asp.