Economic Development

Business is thriving in Pueblo!

Pueblo is home to a variety of booming businesses, with diverse industries ranging from steel suppliers and tortilla manufacturers to high-tech Internet development businesses.

Pueblo is fully committed to growing its economy. We boast a strong partnership of organizations that work to make every business in Pueblo succeed. This partnership includes:

Pueblo Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO)

301 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-544-2000
Fax: 719-543-1650
www.pedco.org

PEDCO is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Pueblo area to businesses and industries considering a new location or expansion.

 

Pueblo County Department of Economic Development and Geographic Information Systems

Pueblo County EDGIS
215 W. 10th Street, Suite 347
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-583-6240
county.pueblo.org/edgis

Pueblo County's Department of Economic Development and Geographic Information Systems coordinates all GIS and economic development initiatives for Pueblo County. EDGIS is host to the County's "Economic Gardening" program, aimed at providing Fortune-500 tools to local businesses. Staff provide advanced, corporate level tools for any Pueblo County business to assist in growth and expansion. Market research, competitor intelligence, industry trends, marketing lists, strategy development, web optimization and customized research is all provided free of charge.

 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

301 N. Main Street, Suite 206
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-549-3224
Fax: 719-549-3462
www.pueblocc.edu/CommunityOutreach/SBDC.htm

The Small Business Development Center provides business development and support through free one-on-one counseling for both existing and start-up businesses, a variety of seminars and workshops designed to help small business owners improve their business knowledge and entrepreneurs plan their start-up business, and The Leading Edge Program, Colorado’s premier certified course for entrepreneurial training and business plan development.

 

Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD)

1104 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-545-8680 / 877-252-7297
Fax: 719-545-9908
www.scedd.com

SCEDD is a not-for-profit organization that serves the 13 counties of southeastern Colorado. In addition to providing community support, SCEDD houses the “Business Lending Center” which helps businesses build and expand by packaging SBA 504 loans in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
There are three chambers in Pueblo County that provide an excellent opportunity to network and grow your business. They can help find creative solutions to your business problems.

 

Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo

126 N. Mechanic Street
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
719-542-2577
www.pueblourbanrenewal.org

Established in 1959 to stimulate development in specifically designated "project areas." The Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo is a governmental entity enabled by the Colorado State Statute and established by the Pueblo municipal government. Urban Renewal Authorities derive their primary source of revenue from Tax Increment Financing (TIF), which is then used to help stimulate development by utilizing a wide variety of techniques. The Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo (URAP) currently participates in a multitude of projects, either by offering direct incentives to private developers, utilizing public/private partnerships, or by directly investing in public improvements.

 

Pueblo County Community Development Corporation (PCCDC)

215 W. 10th Street, Room 217
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-583-6541

PCCDC provides low-interest loans to local businesses in exchange for a commitment to hire low and moderate income employees. The program is oriented to supply “gap” financing which provides an additional funding mechanism to businesses that do not fully qualify for conventional financing.

 

Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

302 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-542-1704 / 800-233-3446
www.pueblochamber.org

 

Latino Chamber of Commerce

215 S. Victoria Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
719-542-5513
Fax: 719-542-4657
www.pueblolatinochamber.com

 

Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Pueblo West area

665 E. Spaulding Avenue
Pueblo West, CO 81007
719-647-9086
Email: info@PWChamber.com
www.pwchamber.com

 

For licensing information with the City of Pueblo, see the City’s sales tax department’s frequently asked questions.

For information about doing business within the state of Colorado, see the Colorado Business Resource Guide. This guide is designed to answer a multitude of questions.