Starting a Business

self employed

Looking at starting your own business? Good for you!! We want to help you succeed! According to 2019 Census Bureau data, 11% of the population in Pueblo West is either part-time or full-time self employed, with a median income of over $54,000. With a growing population, there are many growing opportunities to supply their needs.

Below are some excellent local resources for you if you are looking at starting a business.

The Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant entity that has been representing the voice of small businesses since 2001. Aiming for responsible, sustainable economic growth the Chamber’s mission attracts everyone from young professionals to seasoned business owners eager to impact growth and change in Pueblo West.

The Pueblo County Office of Economic Development and Geographic Information Systems (EDGIS) administers the Pueblo Urban Enterprise Zone and the Revolving Loan Program. EDGIS also acts as a liaison between the public and private sectors, which are involved with economic development in the community. In addition, EDGIS is host to the County’s Economic Gardening program which is an entrepreneur-centered economic growth strategy, focused on giving established businesses the tools they need to grow in the global marketplace.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Southern Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs.

The Southern Colorado Innovation Link’s (SCIL) mission is to leverage a robust innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem to encourage the development and commercialization of intellectual property, to support innovators, entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers (IIECM), to promote the success and growth of commerce, and to foster sustained regional prosperity.