Estes Park EDC is here to assist existing, new and potential business access the information and resources they need for success.
The most significant local incentive available to all local businesses is the Colorado Enterprise Zone program. All of the Estes Valley region is designated as a Colorado Enterprise Zone.
The pages in this section provide initial information to assist you. If we can be of further help, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
Colorado offers many incentives for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes.
- Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit (JGITC)
A state income tax credit for businesses undertaking job creation projects that would not occur in Colorado without this program.
- JGITC - Higher Education Partnership (HEP)
A state income tax credit for businesses partnering with State Higher Education Institutions to support job growth, academic development, and economic expansion.
- Strategic Fund Incentive
Supports and encourages new business development, expansions and relocations that have generated new jobs throughout the state.
- Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
Provides tax incentives to encourage businesses to locate and expand in designated economically distressed areas.
- Local Government Incentives
Local governments can provide property tax credits or incentive payments based on the amount of increased property taxes for qualifying new business activity.
- Rural Jump-Start Program
New Businesses and New Hires that locate in a Rural Jump-Start zone receive tax relief for up to eight years.
- Job Training Grant Programs
Business-friendly tools that assist in retaining jobs.
- Public Infrastructure Grants
Grants that create new jobs and retain existing jobs, primarily for low‐ and moderate‐income persons.
- Sales and Use Tax Refund
The state of Colorado provides industry‐specific tax relief from the Colorado sales and use tax to promote economic development.
- Advanced Industry Investment Tax Credit
Helps Colorado advanced industry companies receive capital from Colorado investors.
- Aviation Development Zone Tax Credit
A business located in an Aviation Development Zone may qualify for a state income tax credit.
Other Incentive Programs
- Colorado Tourism Matching Grant Program
Provides assistance to the tourism industry for marketing efforts.
- Film Incentive Program
A 20% performance-based rebate.
- Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Grant Program
Helps eligible rural communities develop plans and undertake projects to create jobs, drive capital investment, and increase wages.
- Colorado Creative Industries Grants and Programs
Numerous grants available for the Creative Industry