Dear Jefferson County Business Owner,
The Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center is here to support you through this difficult time and beyond. We are working closely with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and public health officials to provide you with the most current information available. We are also monitoring SBA, federal, state and local resources to help your business and will keep you informed. And, although our buildings are closed, we are working and available to talk with you should you need anything. Below are some of the current resources available. For a complete list, please visit our website at: https://www.jeffco.us/Business-Workforce-Center.
Please contact us at 303-271-4800 or [email protected]
Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop Spread of COVID-19
Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health departments serving more than 2 million residents across the Metro Denver region joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. until April 17 unless officials determine it is in the interest of public health to expire at an earlier date and time. The departments include Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department (which serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties). The final orders will be available and online around 10 a.m. today.
Additional Info to come
Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans
As of March 23rd 2020, small businesses in all states may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help offset the financial losses from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Small Business Administration (SBA), an independent federal government organization, offers up to $2 million in individual loans with long-term repayments—up to 30 years—and low interest rates: 3.75% for small businesses, and 2.75% for most private nonprofit organizations. In addition to those business categories, small agricultural cooperatives may also be eligible. We’re hearing back from Colorado businesses who have completed their application processes and are already in the initial loan assessment phases. During your application process, the SBA will ask for supporting financial information, which could include tax returns, balance sheets, and/or other forms. (If you’ve asked for a 2200 SBA Schedule of Liabilities, you can download a blank form here: http://sbaloanforms.com/blog/sba-form-2202-schedule-of-liabilities.html.) For more information, including the online application, visit the link below.
Tech Talent Denver
Tech Talent Denver acts as a voice for the tech industry in the Denver metro area working to support a thriving information and technology industry. In these rapidly changing times it’s important to stay connected. Tech Talent Denver is a great way to connect with other businesses to share ideas, resources and strategies for addressing the current uncertainty in the business community.
Tech Talent Denver Mission
- Collaborate with community and regional partners to support, educate, and train a viable technology sector workforce; and
- Advocate for the development of a strong technology workforce through regional collaboration opportunities that bring the tech industry and supporting partners together.
Tech Talent Denver Virtual Sector Meeting
May 7th, 2020
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Contact Mike Aman at [email protected] to RSVP for the Virtual Sector Meeting or if you have any questions.
Denver Metro Construction Sector Partnership
The construction sector partnership is working together to build awareness of construction career opportunities and being a valued resource in developing a reliable talent pipeline for the skilled trades. Meetings are held each quarter. Join us in connecting our future workforce to great careers in construction. For more information, contact Jill Howard at [email protected] or call 303-271-4768.
Associated General Contractors website has current information related to COVID-19 specifically for the construction industry at: https://www.agc.org/coronavirus-covid-19
Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center – Business Services
Business Services offers a wide array of services and resources to help businesses of any size.
Information about layoff assistance and layoff aversion programs are available, please contact Jill Howard at [email protected] or call 303-271-4768.
If your business is currently hiring, we can assist with job postings, marketing to job seekers and virtual job fairs. Contact the Business Services team at [email protected] or call 303-271-4800.
Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center website:https://www.jeffco.us/Business-Workforce-Center
General Unemployment Insurance Information Related to Coronavirus
Up-to-date information for employers, employees and FAQ’s about Colorado Unemployment Insurance programs and other resources.
Colorado Unemployment Insurance Employer Services website
Information about layoffs, labor laws, incentives and tax credits, audits, postings jobs on Connecting Colorado and more.
Work Share Program
Alternative to laying employees off and unemployment insurance if an employee is still about to work part-time.
Businesses Responding to Job Separation
How and why it’s important to respond to the Unemployment Insurance employee job separation notices.
Unemployment Insurance Guide for Employers
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Learn what does it mean for employers
U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance for the workplace.
Jefferson County Small Business Resource Center
Non-profit organization supporting small business in the community including business plan development, brand and marketing material assistance, financing sources and more.
Small Business Guidance & Resources
Information about Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting and Local Assistance.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters
Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
Jeffco EDC is an advocate for the county’s business community and is dedicated to building economic prosperity in the community. Current resources for businesses are included on the website.
Clear Creek County Economic Development Corporation
The CCEDC works to create and offer programs for Clear Creek County businesses. Information about emergency working capital loan program is on the website.
Arvada Economic Development Association
Arvada Economic Development Association has community, government, and civic partnerships allow AEDA to provide your business with the latest business information and resources
City of Edgewater
The City's economic development programs are designed to bolster the economic health and opportunity within Edgewater and the surrounding area for residents and businesses alike.
Golden Community & Economic Development Division
The City of Golden Community & Economic Development Division provides a network of resources to support existing and growing businesses including grant opportunities.
Lakewood Economic Development Division
The Economic Development Division of the City of Lakewood provides services to businesses, including business attraction, expansion, entrepreneurialism, marketing, communications and resources.
Littleton Economic Development Department
The Economic Development Department of the City of Littleton focuses on business development, retention and attraction by providing business resources for companies operating in or planning to locate within the city.
Westminster Economic Development Department
The City of Westminster Economic Development Division provides resources to existing and growing businesses.
Wheat Ridge Economic Development Division
The City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development Division is dedicated to both the businesses and citizens of Wheat Ridge by providing an array of resources for the community.
Colorado Department of Economic Development & International Trade
OEDIT has a hotline for small business owners to call with questions at (303) 860-5881 or email [email protected]
Chambers of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce associations promote and protect the interests of the business community in a local community, and offer valuable resources and education to businesses
West Metro Chamber
Wheat Ridge Chamber
Wheat Ridge Business Association