Celebrate Economic Development Week with us!

Economic Development looked a lot different in Northern Colorado than is has before. Together we worked with our communities to respond by creating programs and resources to help our community begin to recover. As we share some of these resources in honor of Economic Development Week, May 10-14, 2021, remember you too can help support in our economic recovery! Check out five simple ways to support a small business today at https://forfortcollins.com/

 

Fort Collins Accounting Services Assistance Program accepting applications

The City of Fort Collins Economic Health Office is awarding mini assistances to small businesses with 20 employees or less to provide small businesses in the City of Fort Collins with accounting services and advice. This funding is from the federal CARES Act to address the impact of COVID-19, so all services provided are required to meet CARES Act funding criteria.   

Total assistance funding for this program is $60,000, with each approved business receiving a total of $500 for qualifying services.  

The Application opens Monday, May 3, 2021. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2021
Learn more

Virtual Job Fair

Visit Fort Collins and Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Team are partnering to host a virtual job fair.  We know reenergizing and reengaging with potential employees is hard work and this is a great tool to help get your hiring needs filled! This virtual hiring fair will let candidates and hiring managers have maximum flexibility to apply and follow up for listed positions. This is all available to your business at no charge.  

Once the digital platform is ready, we’ll do some collective advertising to get the word out and let you know how you can spread the word too on your digital platforms! We are working to get this launched ASAP so please fill out the form below so the team at Larimer County Economic Workforce Development can get us live and hiring some great candidates.  

If you have specific questions, please let Andrew Minor with Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development know via email at aminor@larimer.org 

For our hotels:  

https://form.jotform.com/211185089495060  

For restaurants, craft brewers and all liquid arts:  

https://form.jotform.com/211186434279156 

City of Fort Collins Sales Tax

Starting on June 7, 2021, the City of Fort Collins will begin using a new online tax collection and business licensing system. MUNIRevs will greatly improve the business taxpayer’s experience by allowing businesses to file and pay taxes at any time on any day via an internet connected device.  Businesses will also have on demand access to previously filed tax returns by accessing the system online.  Additionally, businesses will be able to delegate access to their tax professionals to file on their behalf. Businesses will receive additional information, including onboarding, and login details in late May. 

In preparation for the transition, the City will not be accepting or processing any new license applications effective May 14th. Please wait until June 7th  to submit any new license applications.  

Payments will continue to be accepted through the end of May on our current online system. 

For questions or more information please contact the Sales Tax Office at 970-221-6780 or salestax@fcgov.com. 

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: 

  • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.

Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

Economic Health Office
222 Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521