Incentives for Business


Big Agnes employees, family and friends take advantage of the nearby access to wilderness during a group hiking trip. Photo courtesy Big Agnes.

The Chamber’s Economic Development Program is a good first stop as you’re considering business relocation or expansion to Steamboat Springs or within Routt County. We can help with information about incentives and resources to get you started.

Enterprise Zone Tax Credits

Effective January 1, 2016, all of Routt County, including Steamboat Springs, is included in the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Zone. Qualifying businesses and approved community projects within the EZ are eligible for a variety of Colorado income tax credits. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is the administrator of the Northwest EZ. For more information please visit AGNC or OEDIT.

Other State of Colorado Incentives

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth.

OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level such as: business retention and relocation services; business finance and incentive programs; the Colorado Tourism Office; Colorado Creative Industries; the Colorado International Trade Office; the Colorado Small Business Development Centers; Film, TV & Media; and minority and women-owned business services.
 
Learn more at the OEDIT Funding and Incentives page.

Trailing Partner Program

The Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council offers the Trailing Partner program, providing assistance for spouses during the relocation process. The program offers to help connect the spouse of someone relocating for work and assist in job placement. To learn more about the program and begin the relocation process, please email john@steamboatchamber.com.