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Enterprise Zones

The Colorado Enterprise Zone Program encourages private-sector business activity to boost job growth and capital investment in distressed areas of the state.


Let Us Guide You through the EZ Process!

Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) administers the Adams County Enterprise Zones. The Colorado Enterprise Zone program is a statewide initiative offering various business tax credits to incentivize companies to locate or develop in these designated areas and help nonprofits providing vital services in area communities.

Check if Your Business Qualifies

Is your business in a qualified Enterprise Zone? Click the button below for map & address search.

Apply and Get Certified Online

Businesses in the Enterprise Zone must apply online and be pre-certified annually to claim tax credits.

Learn About the Credits Available

Learn about the various tax credits available to businesses located in an Enterprise Zone.

Contribute to an EZ Project

Support your local community (and receive tax credits) by contributing to an EZ Contribution Project.

North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado

A Win-Win For Taxpayers And Communities

The overall goal of AC-REP as Administrator for the Enterprise Zone Program is to improve the economic conditions within economically distressed areas. Working toward positive incremental increases in measurable Enterprise Zone data such as the number of certifications, number of new jobs per year, capital investment dollars, and contribution dollars is the most direct step AC-REP can make toward improving economic conditions within the Enterprise Zone.

In 2022, as the EZ Administrator, we approved approximately 343 applications. From there, we saw a total of 5,321 new jobs created.

Jobs in healthcare, construction, manufacturing, and hospitality continue to have the highest job openings across the county. The investment in job training credits in the EZ reflects this need, with almost $144,000 in job training credits for healthcare and $133,000 in construction as examples of continued training and investment in people by companies in the Enterprise Zones.

North Suburban Medical Center, located in Thornton, Colorado, has been a primary example within the healthcare sector, who has benefited greatly from the job training tax credit. In 2022 they trained a total of 627 employees, with 79 being new employees to their operation.

2022 EZ Recap for Adams County

New Jobs
Investment Tax Credits
Certifications Filed

Questions? Erin is here to help!


Erin Krueger

Enterprise Zone Administrator

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