The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) program is a program that encourages job creation and capital investment in targeted economic areas. The program provides tax credits to businesses and projects to promote and encourage economic development activities. Enterprise Zone benefits are aimed at encouraging business attraction, retention and growth. Lakewood is in the Jefferson County Enterprise Zone. All the zones across the state were re-evaluated in 2015 and new boundaries were determined. The new boundaries went into effect January 1, 2016. Inclusion in the zone
allows businesses and (in some instances) property owners
to claim annual state income tax credits for such things as capital
investments, hiring employees, research and development expenditures, and
EZ steps to claim your EZ tax
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The City of Lakewood offers incentives competitive with other major
municipalities and states. Our incentives are considered on a case-by-case
basis to ensure there is clear public benefit to justify the incentive.
Lakewood’s Economic Development Division can facilitate expansion and
relocation incentives through the City of Lakewood, Jefferson County and the
State of Colorado. Some available incentives in Lakewood include:
The City of Lakewood’s Incentive Policy is contained within our Municipal
Code available in the document section on this page.