What is the Mesa County Enterprise Zone?
Mesa County’s Enterprise Zone provides various tax credits and incentives to encourage expansion, location, or private enterprise and quality jobs in targeted areas. The Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) developed the Enterprise Zone tax credits and incentives as a powerful tool to help community partners advance the economic development goals of Mesa County.
The Enterprise Zone program offers various Colorado tax credits for:
- Businesses Located in the Enterprise Zone
- Donors who contribute to approved Enterprise Zone Contribution Projects
The Mesa County Enterprise Zone Committee is made up of representatives from local government, and the business and human services community from throughout the county. They have established the following objectives for the local program:
- To promote the creation and retention of jobs which provide employment opportunities for citizens of Mesa County.
- To support diversification of the local economy.
- To encourage the development of industrial land and properties to promote the growth of business.
- To support the long-term economic vitality of existing centers of commercial activity.
- To encourage continued investment in new and/or expanding agricultural enterprise.
- To enhance the aspects of quality of life in Mesa County which are integral to a vibrant business climate through support of the arts, education, transportation, healthcare, affordable housing, and cultural and recreational programs.
Mesa County relies on recommendations from this Committee to make decisions regarding the Zone. Mesa County has contracted with the Business Incubator Center to administer the program.
The Enterprise Zone portion of the website has been created with and supported by funds from the Colorado Enterprise Zone Marketing Grant.