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Quality customer service, innovation, and striving to be the best. The Colorado District Office serves as the premier government advocate for the state’s 563,000 small businesses. In collaboration with our business resource and lending partners this office directs and manages all SBA programs and services (including access to capital, business training, and securing federal contracts) to Colorado’s 5 million residents. With 64 counties spread across 107,000 square miles of land Colorado presents a huge challenge to our office for reaching all communities large and small. The Colorado Office is constantly seeking innovative and creative ways to better serve the statewide small business community.
SBA loan approvals on the rise across Colorado. During fiscal year 2016, the Colorado office approved 1,996 7(a) and 504 loans, worth $827 million, surpassing the previous year’s record level by more than $125 million. The Colorado District Office staff is committed to providing the best possible customer service and support to the small business community and our statewide partners, including more than 100 financial institutions across Colorado that provide SBA guaranteed loans. These record loan numbers reflect our effective collaboration between SBA’s outstanding staff and its many partners.
Training and counseling entrepreneurs. SBA’s resource partner network is comprised of SCORE, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women Business Centers (WBCs), and in some states Veterans Business Outreach Centers. In Colorado, there are 14 SBDC centers across the state, five SC