Golden is the place to prosper! It’s more than just business, it’s a life style.
Starting or Relocating a Business in Golden
Golden’s small-town government is accessible, motivated and excited to host your business. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you through the permitting process and provide referrals and resources along the way. You will quickly navigate our streamlined processes and feel right at home.
Economic Development Division staff are available at 303-384-8172 to answer questions related to:
- Available land and space (check out CoStar)
- Business licensing
- Access to capital
- Required permits
Through the City’s Economic Development Commission (EDComm), Golden provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for existing businesses and startups. EDComm sponsors the Jefferson County Business Resource Center, which provides small business assistance programs. Check out the video to the right featuring JeffCo BRC graduates. EDComm also works closely with Jefferson County, the Golden Chamber of Commerce and other organizations that assist local innovators and small startup companies.
Traxion, a venture catalyst STEM-focused business accelerator, provides a structured and systematic environment to support expanded startup activity in Golden. Each fall, Traxion provides participating business founders with education, mentors and resources through a concentrated 10-week accelerator program intended to result in a fundable business plan presented to a cross section of local investors. Traxion hopes to create new companies based in Golden, fueling a sustainable next-generation of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth for the city.
Click on the links below to learn more on preparing business plans, securing financing, state and federal regulations and other important information for startup and existing businesses.
- Jefferson County Business Resource Center
- Small Business Development Center
- Golden Chamber of Commerce
- Golden Urban Renewal Authority
- Rockies Venture Club
Current / Special Economic Development Programs
The Guide to Community Involvement for Golden Businesses provides valuable information on how businesses can support local schools through internships, donations or informational speakers. Sign up today and get involved.
Golden’s economic development programs are designed to bolster economic health and opportunity within the City and the surrounding areas for residents and businesses alike.
- IRC Scholarships for local innovators
- Educating for Tomorrow Scholarships for Golden High School Seniors
- Sponsorship of the iSTEM program
For additional information, please contact:
Community and Economic Development Director
Community Marketing Coordinator
The information on this page is also available for download .