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Economic Vitality, Economic Development

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Business Assistance Program

Longmont Economic Gardening Initiative (LEGI)

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Business Assistance Program

Business Improvement Grant (BIG)

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Business Assistance Program

Business Start-Up Grant (BSUG)

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Business Assistance Program

Small Business Lending Program (SBLP)



To enhance the economic vitality of the community, the City of Longmont is proud to
1 The Longmont Economic Gardening Initiative (LEGI) program
offers training, data for marketing and research, and strategic planning resour ces to help local companies grow their businesses. Most services provided through the LEGI program are FREE to Longmont businesses with others available at a nominal cost.
2 The Small Business Lending Program (SBLP) is a collaborative effort between the City and the Colorado Enterprise Fund to provide access to capital opportunities for local businesses. Applicants may obtain loans for a variety of business uses including, but not limited to, inventory, real estate acquisition, and operating costs.  
3 The City of Longmont has implemented a Business Start-Up Grant (BSUG) program for new businesses that are sales tax generating and have storefront locations. Qualifying businesses may receive up to $2,000 as reimbursement for legitimate costs associated with opening a new retail business. Applicants must also complete a business training program, submit an acceptable business plan and be in full compliance with all City codes and regulations. Additional requirements may apply.  

The Business Improvement Grant (BIG) provides up to $7,500 for business owners\operators making permanent improvements to their property. In order to qualify, a business must be an existing retail operation that occupies a storefront location in an appropriately zoned district within Longmont. Business Improvement Grants are issued as a reimbursement for qualifying improvements and may be subject to additional requirements as determined by the Economic Development Department.

  For more information on any of the programs listed above, please contact:
Doug Bene, Economic Development Manager • City of Longmont • 303-651-8403





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