Economic Development Resources
The Town of Gilcrest has provided several resources to help assist you in answering any economic development related questions.
Upstate Colorado Economic Development
Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary employers in the retail, service and professional sectors. Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.
Upstate Colorado was formed as a partnership between government, business and education throughout Weld County. We are governed by a Board of Directors whose members reflect this three way partnership. Upstate Colorado receives financial support from each of the partner sectors and from board members who are financial investors in the organization which contribute to its operating funds.
Northeast East Central Colorado Small Business Development Center
Northeast East Central Colorado Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs within Northeast-East Central Colorado.
Score Denver provides counseling and mentoring for small business owners and entrepreneurs. You don’t have to go it alone. With over 80 experienced business mentors in Metro Denver and Northern Colorado, help is at hand. Whether you are in the planning stages or are ready to go to the next level, we’re here to help you with free mentoring and low-cost training.
SCORE Denver is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration. We are small business experts and have been helping people fulfill their dreams since 1964. Our chapter is part of an organization of over 10,500 volunteers with 389 offices across the nation.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
Advancing Colorado: The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) strengthens Colorado’s prospects for long-term economic growth by providing broad-based support to Colorado businesses.The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) fosters a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions:
- Access to Capital (Business Financing)
- Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
- Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
- Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)