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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

The City & County of Denver is working with local, state, and federal partners to provide accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public. Help us spread facts, not fear.

Learn more about local preparation, prevention, quick tips & additional resources, latest news on Coronavirus, canceled or postponed event information, and more. »

Small Business Emergency Relief

A city-wide program that addresses the most immediate needs of the business community. The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, such as the food industry, nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops.

Providing up to a $7,500 in cash grants to our most vulnerable, this program is designed to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff.

Please Note: This temporary relief program is intended to be available for a four (4) month period, subject to change. The program is being rolled out in monthly phases with a deadline to submit applications being the last day of the month from March through June.

This program is for business owners within the City & County of Denver only.

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Denver’s Workforce Centers to temporarily close beginning Monday, March 16

Jobseeker Services available online, or 1:1 via email or phone

To protect the health and safety of our community and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, all three Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Monday, March 16 until further notice. This includes the Denver Workforce Center - Westside located at 1200 Federal Blvd, Denver Workforce Center – Montbello, located at 4685 Peoria St. and the Denver Workforce Center located at Denver International Airport.    

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Open For Business

Throughout the year, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) hosts public events focusing on business and workforce development, and promotes programs designed for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. Did you know? Our OED@Commons staff inside the Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St., offers free advisory hours for small businesses -- both walk-ins and by appointment. Call 720.865.2225 before you set out, as our schedule is subject to change. You can also check out all business-building events at The Commons below:

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RFPs and RFQs

DEDO offers a variety of funding opportunities to business, developer and nonprofit partners throughout the community.

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You can now pay online for the following services through the Office of Economic Development:



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Denver, CO 80202
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Phone: 720-913-1999

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