Financial Assistance

The Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) facilitates business growth by offering a variety of financial assistance and tax credits for businesses in targeted industries. These programs allow businesses to start, expand, renovate, or relocate in Arvada. AEDA can also steer businesses to County, State, and other organizations that offer assistance. Review the listed AEDA programs, if you need additional assistance or would like to learn about county or state incentives, contact AEDA staff directly at 720.898.7010 or [email protected].

Enterprise Zone

The State enterprise zone program provides incentives to businesses located in designated enterprise zones. Learn more about state income tax credits and locations in the enterprise zone by visiting https://choosecolorado.com/doing-business/incentives-financing/ez/.

AEDA Exterior Improvements Grant

AEDA created the Exterior Improvements Grant program to support businesses and/or property owners that are making capital improvements to the exterior of their property which inturn improves the Arvada community. The 50/50 matching grant program leverages AEDA funds and private sector investment to enhance commercial properties in Arvada.

The AEDA Exterior Improvements Grant Program is closed. If you are interested in applying, contact Izabela Petrykowska at [email protected]  or 720.898.7011.

If you have questions or would like more information about the program contact Izabela Petrykowska at [email protected]  or 720.898.7011.

Arvada Emergency Business Recovery Initiative

The City of Arvada has announced an initiative to support Arvada businesses as the community continues to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. Developed in partnership with the Arvada Economic Development Association, the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority and other partners, the Arvada Emergency Business Recovery Initiative includes a suite of resources to support Arvada businesses and workers coping with the economic impacts of COVID-19. To learn more, visit

AEDA Economic Impact Fund

In order to maintain flexibility, the AEDA Economic Impact Fund exists to provide financial assistance for special projects on a case-by-case basis. While this program does not have specific project qualifications, match funding requirements or funding limits, applications are heavily scrutinized to ensure public benefit and that the scope of the project is in alignment with AEDA’s economic development mission.

Jefferson County Business Incentives

To learn more about business assistance and incentives in Jefferson County, check out Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.

Adams County Business Incentives

To learn more about business incentives in Adams County, check out Adams County Economic Development.