Business Resources

Business Resources

Economic Development Manager
Sarah Crosthwaite

COVID-19 Business Resources

Power the Comeback

The state of Colorado is asking businesses to help 'Power the Comeback' this summer by supporting employees who want to be vaccinate and promoting policies for COVID-safe workplaces. To learn more about the program and how your business can get involved click here!

Small Business Administration

The SBA has several relief programs to assist businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to get more information about which options are best for your business. If your business has an existing PPP loan you may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Click here for more information.

NoCo Recovers

NoCo Recovers provides up to date information on resources and programs available to businesses located in Northern Colorado. Click here to explore available resources and stay up to date on regional and state news regarding COVID-19.

Don't know where to start? Contact our Economic Development Department to recieve assistance on related COVID-19 programs and resources for your business to ensure you are reopening safe and strong.

Small Business Resources

Whether you are a new or existing business looking to expand or relocate in Johnstown- or Economic Development Department is here to serve as a resource and connect you with local, state, and federal programs.

Click here to review our "How to Start a Business in Johnstown" guide to ensure you don't miss a step!

Where to go for help?

Small Business Administration (SBA)- provides assistance in the form of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling, and other forms of assistance to small businesses nationwide. Click here to learn more and explore their services.

Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC)- offers free consulting to new or existing businesses along with access to numerous programs and tools. Click here to learn more and find a center near you.

Small Business Navigator- serves as a first point of contact for new or existing Colorado businesses with questions about local, state, and federal licensing requirements along with referrals to a variety of business assistance programs. Click here to learn more.

Need financial assistance?

Colorado Lending Source (CLS)- is a not-for-profit lender that offers financing to small businesses from $5,000 to $5.5 million along with entrepreneurship education. Click here to explore their financing options.

Colorado Enterprise Fund- is a nonprofit community development financial institution that provides loans up to $500,000 to small businesses and start-ups unable to secure traditional bank financing in addition to business consultation for the life of the loan. Click here to explore their financing options.

Accion Colorado- is a nonprofit opportunity fund that provides personalized small business loans and support with a 90% client base of women, people of color, and immigrants. Click here to explore their small business loans.

Economic Development Partners

The Town of Johnstown is proud to work collaboratively with our local and regional partners to further drive the development and growth of Northern Colorado. Check out our partners and exclusive services they offer to new and existing businesses in Johnstown.

Johnstown Downtown Development Association (JDDA)

The JDDA serves as a non-profit organization composed of downtown businesses who focus on the economic vitality and growth of Johnstown's Historic Downtown corridor. They are a membership-based organization and provide site selection, networking, and marketing services to businesses. The Town of Johnstown is proud to be a supporter of the JDDA. Click here to explore their organization and membership services.

Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development (LCEWD; serving Larimer County)

LCEWD serves Larimer County by connecting job seekers and businesses to resources, programs, and customized training. LCEWD also provides data and information regarding the economic vitality and workforce talent in Larimer County. Click here to explore their services and data.

Upstate Colorado (serving Weld County)

Upstate serves Weld County by facilitating and attracting investment, creating new job opportunities, stimulating income growth, and expanding the local community tax base. Primary employers looking to expand or relocate can benefit from site selection services, business assistance and advocacy, and access to workforce data. Click here to explore our community page and services Upstate offers.

Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT)

OEDIT serves as the economic development office for the State of Colorado. They offer a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every stage including business retention, relocation, funding, and incentives. Click here to explore over 100 programs and funding opportunities that support new and existing businesses. To learn why businesses choose Colorado click here!