Links to external websites

Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) – State of Colorado, provides support for businesses wishing to relocate in Colorado, or for Colorado businesses who export out of State or Country, plus training and other incentives

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential expert consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

Southwest Colorado Community College (SCCC) – delivers workforce training to YOU through innovative, state-of-the-art training facilities, mobile learning labs (electrical & mechanical systems, HASS tool room CNC Mill, and welding).

Unlimited Learning Center – UL’s high-tech classrooms in Cortez have become a focal point for coursework within Utah State University’s (USU) system. In this way, college courses are made available each semester to area residents. The curriculum focuses on career training to prepare enrollees for job placement in high-demand occupations.

Region 9 – your contact for business technical assistance, economic development planning, business loan fund, micro-enterprise loans

Programs Available to Doing business in Mancos

Colorado Enterprise Zone – doing business in Montezuma County qualifies businesses for additional Colorado Tax Credits

Job Training Grant ProgramColorado FIRST grants are for companies that are relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provide funds only to net new hires. Existing Industry grants focus on providing assistance to established Colorado companies in order to remain competitive within their industry, adapt to new technology and prevent layoffs.

Regional Data – socioeconomic data & trends, retail sales data

Technical Assistance – expert consulting, Growth Company Initiative

SCAPE – Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs

Growth Company Initiative – GCI supports emerging and existing businesses that export products outside of Southwest Colorado.

Business Plan Preparation – SBDC training and assistance in developing a business plan to fit your business

Business Advisor Mentoring – SBDC has advisors to help you make those important decisions or help you look at your business in a different manor

Manufacturing Assistance – Manufacturer’s Edge will help evaluate your processes to become as lean as you can be

Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce

Additional Resources