Business Resources

Business Resources

Economic Development Manager
Sarah Crosthwaite

Small Business Resources


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


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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 about Small Business Administration 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 Colorado Small Business Development 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 about Small Business Navigator.


Need financial assistance?

B: Side Fund (Colorado Lending Source) is a nonprofit lender that offers financing to small businesses from $5,000 to $5.5 million, along with entrepreneurship education. Click here to explore B: Side Fund 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 that are unable to secure traditional bank financing, as well as business consultation for the life of the loan. Click here to explore Colorado Enterprise Fund financing options.

Accion Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit opportunity fund that provides personalized small business loans and support. 90% of their client base is made up of women, people of color, and immigrants. Click here to explore Accion Opportunity Fund 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. It is a membership-based organization that provides 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 the JDDA 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 LCEWD services and data.


Upstate Colorado (serving Weld County)

Upstate Colorado 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 the Johnstown community page and services that 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. Click here to learn why businesses choose Colorado!


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