Tools for Business

Enterprise Zones

There are 18 Colorado enterprise zones. An enterprise zone is an area where special tax incentives are offered because the area is economically lagging. The ten benefits include:
  1. 3% equipment tax credit
  2. Job tax credit; $500 tax credit per employee for new and expanding businesses
  3. If you process agricultural commodities, there is a job tax credit for new businesses
  4. If you offer health insurance, there is a tax credit for new hires
  5. Manufacturing and mining businesses are exempt from sales tax on equipment
  6. There is a research and development tax credit
  7. There is a credit for contributions made to enterprise zones to implement the economic development plan of that zone
  8. Tax credits are available for rehabilitation of vacant commercial buildings
  9. There are tax credits if you provide a qualified job training program (10% of eligible training costs).
  10. Local government tax incentives may be negotiated.
For information, click here or call the phone numbers below:
Adams Co.(303)450-5106
Arapahoe(303)762-2346
Denver(720)913-1640
East Central Co.(719)348-5562
El Paso Co.(719)520-6480
Greeley/Weld Cos(970)356-4565
South Central(719)845-1133
Jefferson Co.(303)202-2965
Larimer Co.(970)223-2470
Mesa Co.(970)243-5242
Northeast Co.(970)867-9409
Northwest Co.(970)625-1723
Pueblo Co.(719)583-6382
San Luis Valley(719)589-6099
Upper Arkansas(719)395-2602
Southeast Co.(719)336-3850
Southwest Co.(970)247-9621
West Central Co.(970)249-2436