Business Assistance

The Special Projects Office can offer help in accessing these business support programs:

Enterprise Zone

The City of Woodland Park is included in the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone. The Enterprise Zone program provides incentives for new and established businesses to locate and expand in economically distressed areas of the State.  Businesses in the Enterprise Zone may save thousands of dollars on their Colorado income tax bill each year for any or all of the following:

  • Making capital investments
  • Hiring new employees
  • Providing training for employees
  • Rehabilitating old buildings
  • Conducting Research & Development
  • Rehabilitation of building that has been empty for at least 2 years

You must pre-certify prior to beginning your project. For more information visit:
http://choosecolorado.com/doing-business/incentives-financing/ez/http://adm.elpasoco.com/BudgetAdministration/EconomicDevelopment/Pages/EnterpriseZone.aspx

Certified Local Government

The City of Woodland Park has been designated as a Certified Local Government by the State Historic Preservation Office. This program seeks to encourage and expand local involvement in historic preservation activities. Some benefits to assist businesses include:

  • Technical support to advance local preservation activities.
  • Local designation to qualify property owners for 20 percent State Historic Preservation Tax Credit.

Demographic Data

Available from the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce website:

http://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/resources/community-profile-2016.html

The State of Colorado Demographer’s Office

https://demography.dola.colorado.gov/

The State of Colorado Department of Revenue Reports

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/revenue/statistics

Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce

http://www.woodlandparkchamber.com/

  • Tools for Business Success
  • SCORE Business Counseling
  • Business to Business Networking
  • Advocacy for Business

Woodland Park Downtown Development Association

www.wpdda.org

The primary objectives and purposes of the Woodland Park Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”) are to promote the safety, prosperity, security and general welfare of the District and its inhabitants, to prevent deterioration of property values and structures within the District, to prevent the growth of blighted areas within the District, to assist the City of Woodland Park in the development, redevelopment and planning of the economic and physical restoration and growth of the District, to improve the overall appearance, condition and  function of the District, to encourage a variety of uses, to sustain and improve the economic vitality of the District, to relieve traffic congestion, to encourage pedestrian traffic and security in the District, and to preserve and create green spaces, parks and pedestrian walkways.

Other Resources

The Upper Arkansas Regional Loan Program –  GAP and Micro Loans

http://www.uaacog.com/programs/businessloanfund.html

 

Small Business Development Center

www.pikespeaksbdc.org

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs within the Pikes Peak region. Our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. Our goal at the Small Business Development Center is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. We provide free guidance and consulting in all aspects of funding and developing small business. We strive to help grow and start businesses. While we cannot eliminate risk, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations.

www.sba.gov

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

See the Resource Guide for valuable information.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

www.ppwfc.org

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services.

Government Contract Assistance

http://www.coloradoptac.org/

The purpose of the Colorado PTAC is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Colorado companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts.

United States Department of Agriculture Loans and Grants

https://www.rd.usda.gov/

Special Projects Office

Jane M. Mannon
Director

Location:
710 W. Midland Ave.
Centennial Trailhead Cabin
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Mailing:
PO Box 9007
Woodland Park, CO 80866

Phone: 719.687.5205
Fax: 719.686.6409

Hours: 8-5 M-F

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