Business Resources

Strategic Alliances of The West Chamber

Alameda Gateway Community Association Since 1996, the Alameda Gateway Community Association and its members have actively promoted the business and social interests of merchants, property owners and residents in Lakewood’s vital Alameda Corridor. AGCA meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Adult Learning Source at 7:30 a.m. All area businesses and community groups welcome to attend. 720-269-4302 www.alamedagateway.com


Applewood Business Association The ABA consists of many retail businesses, service organizations and professionals, who work together to make the area a better place in which to do business. The association is guided by an elected volunteer board of directors and a strong group of committed people who help the association provide business and community information programs to assist its members in building professional and business goodwill. Meets monthly at various business locations. All area businesses welcome to attend. 303-233-4764 www.applewoodbusiness.com


Business.Gov The official resource to help businesses quickly find compliance information, forms and contacts from multiple U.S. government Web sites. http://business.usa.gov/

Find out how business factoring works, often a confusing topic of financing. This page is also a resource of Business.Gov.  http://www.factoring.net


City of Lakewood Economic Development Lakewood ED is dedicated to sustaining a strong economic base while maintaining quality of life and the vitality of our community. We strive to create and build an environment that preserves, attracts and promotes business growth in Lakewood, Colorado. Lakewood Economic Development works as an advocate and information resource for businesses. Our mission is to retain existing employers and jobs, and recruit new employers who provide our community with quality employment. 303-987-7050. www.lakewood.org/EconomicDevelopment


City of Wheat Ridge Economic Development To aid in creating a sustainable and balanced community served by a supportive government that provides growth and opportunity; strong partnerships between the City and Business Community; facilitates industrial, business and retail development that enhances the community and focuses on development of meaningful jobs; and generates additional revenue to the City. 303-235-2819 www.wred.us


Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (Colorado State Chamber of Commerce) The Colorado Association of Commerce (CACI) and Industry champions free enterprise, a healthy business environment and economic prosperity for all Coloradans. CACI is the only business association that works at the Colorado State Capitol to improve the business climate for all sizes of business from a statewide, multi-industry perspective. What CACI accomplishes is good for all businesses, and that’s good for the state’s economy. CACI, in short, is the long-term custodian of the state’s business climate. 303-831-7411 www.cochamber.com


Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC) Want to sell to the government?  We provide State-wide procurement technical assistance by offering no-fee and confidential counseling on selling your products or services to the appropriate government agency.
http://www.coloradoptac.org


Enterprise Wheat Ridge Supports new and existing businesses by offering benefits and other business-to-business services, promotes and encourages interaction and an atmosphere of cooperation between our businesses, our residents and our city, provides a forum to consolidate and convey positions regarding legislative issues affecting the business community, and supports community service activities within our city. 303-594-1520 www.ewheatridge.com


Jefferson County Business Resource Center The Jefferson County Business Resource Center (JCBRC) provides access to resources and comprehensive services at no cost or low cost for start-up and established businesses in the county. Our approach is that of “Economic Gardening” where entrepreneurial activity is fostered by providing the essential information, infrastructure, and connections needed for business development and growth. Examples of JCBRC services include Business Viability Analysis and Strategic Planning Assistance, Business Plan Development, Market Analysis, Industry Specific Research, Demographic and Expenditure Data, Business Vendor Lists, and more! Click here for more information: www.jeffcobrc.org  or contact Denise Stephens at 303-996-8976 or email: dstephens@jeffcobrc.org


Jefferson Economic Council Jefferson Economic Council is one of the oldest and largest economic development organizations in Colorado. The organization concentrates on creating, expanding, and retaining high-paying primary jobs that fuel the economic health and vitality of Jefferson County.  To learn more about Jefferson Economic Council, visit their website at www.jeffco.org.


Small Business Development Center Receive FREE business counseling at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)! The SBDC Program is designed to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses. Through quality counseling and training, the SBDC serves as an information clearinghouse for small business resources.  Click here for more information: www.denversbdc.org or contact Jayne Reiter at 720-256-2640 or email: jayne.reiter@denverchamber.org


Jefferson County Workforce Center Whether you’re looking to recruit top talent, expand the skills of your staff through education and training programs, or ease the transition for displaced workers, the Jefferson County Workforce Center has the tools, resources and expertise to help you find the best solutions for your business. 303-271-4700 www.jeffcoworkforce.org


Mountain States Employers Council A non-profit membership organization, founded in 1939, designed to partner with employers to maintain effective employer/employee relationships. A “one-stop shopping” resource for members in the areas of human resource management, employment law, surveys and training. A clearinghouse of information and services where members receive consultation, direct assistance and representation in the complex human resource and employment law issues facing their businesses. 303-839-5177 www.msec.org


South Lakewood Business Association (formerly Jewell/Wadsworth Area Business Association) 1999, the merchants and commercial property owners in the vicinity of West Jewell Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard formed a merchants association. The mission of the association is to “Organize merchants and property owners with the common goal of increasing the aesthetic quality and economic vitality of the Jewell and Wadsworth Area”. SLBA meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at The Cloisters, located at the corner of Wadsworth Blvd and Evans Ave. 303-716-0581, info@slcoba.org


West Colfax Community Association Business owners, residents, neighborhood organizations, property owners and others interested in the viability of the Colfax Corridor formed the West Colfax Community Association. This active business and community group meets the third Wednesday of the month at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood at 7:30 am. All area businesses and community members welcome to attend. 720-917-6972 www.westcolfax.org


Wheat Ridge 2020 Wheat Ridge 2020 is a new community-based, non-profit development corporation created to facilitate and partner in neighborhood and commercial projects that implement the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) adopted by Wheat Ridge City Council in July 2005. Comprised of nine specific strategies, the NRS provides guiding principles for future development to make Wheat Ridge a thriving community of choice. 720-259-1030 www.wheatridge2020.org


Business News Resources The Denver Business Journal www.bizjournals.com/denver The Denver Post www.denverpost.com Mile High Newspapers www.milehighnews.com