Business Incentives

In addition to offering an epic outdoor lifestyle, low cost of living, and 1GB internet, the City of Montrose and its community partners offer a selection of incentives and services to foster business development. Incentives are available for a variety of business sizes and types with programs tailored and scaled to the unique needs of each business.

Following is a menu of incentives and basic requirements that accompany them.

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Revolving Loan Funds

Revolving Loan Funds of up to $20,000 are available to assist businesses with building and property improvements. The program is divided into two segments; the Downtown Opportunity Fund, available to businesses located within the DDA District, and the Montrose Opportunity Fund for other entities within the city limits. Loans offer flexible terms and timelines with interest rates set at 1/2 of the prime rate. Deferred payment arrangements are possible. Get more info ... 

Job Creation Incentives

Incentives of up to $5,000 per job are provided to businesses creating new full-time jobs at or above the median salary for Montrose County. Businesses must maintain new jobs for at least 12 months before incentives are provided.

Site Improvements

The city will provide funding and in-kind assistance for making external improvements to an overall business property to improve its “curb appeal”. Improvements could include sidewalks, landscaping, signage, blight removal, and other enhancements appropriate to the needs of the business.

Additional Incentives

  • Building permit and tap fee abatement
  • Relocation expenses for businesses relocating to Montrose
  • Office space abatement for businesses relocating to Montrose
  • Other incentives considered on a case by case basis

Business Incentives Requirements

The city requires the following items from businesses seeking assistance:

  • Business Plan
    • Includes jobs to be created (salaries and job descriptions included)
    • Projected sales/sales tax revenue over three year period
  • Site Plan
  • Submit-an-ApplicationProject cost (project must be at least 20% self-funded)
  • Formal written request for incentives
  • Two years of tax returns (personal or business, if applicable)

Montrose Business Resource Partnership

The City of Montrose partners with other local organizations to offer a full selection of business resources.

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Enterprise zone business tax credits
Small business revolving loan funds
Small business education and consulting

Go to the Region 10 website

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Tax credits for new and expanding businesses
Maintenance and expansion of regional infrastructure
Airport Services and Transportation

Go to the Montrose County website

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Professional training and development
Customized business education and training

Go to the CMU website

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Services for manufacturing businesses looking to expand or relocate

Go to the Montrose EDC website

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DDA special events and promotions
Small business retention, expansion, and attraction
Tax increment financing

Go to the DDA website