Business Resources

Coronavirus Business Resources

Resources for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

We are here for you during this emergency to ensure you have the most current information to assist you and your business. Below is a list of helpful websites, all focused on the business community. The Town of Bennett will continue to update you on what the Town is doing, along with our other local, state and federal partners.

We are all in this together and we will survive. Stay safe, stay healthy. Please reach out to our team with any questions.

One-Stop Response & Recovery Guide to Coronavirus

Bennett Stronger Together

The "Bennett Stronger Together" program is a way for the Town to provide additional support to our businesses and community in overcoming economic hardship. It is our goal to support our local economy by providing businesses with down payment or franchise assistance, building maintenance funding, workforce incentives, and various other efforts to ease the burden of the COVID-19 crisis.

The "Bennett Stronger Together" program will be administered to:

  • Support local businesses affected by the disruption of services and the workforce during this crisis.
  • Encourage and support diverse and high-quality retail and service establishments, with an emphasis on local businesses that contribute to Bennett's sales and property tax base, so the Town can continue to provide essential infrastructure, physical amenities, and other public services.
  • Assist businesses in attracting and hiring recently unemployed individuals to work in Bennett, either temporarily or permanently.
  • Provide down payment or franchise assistance to retail establishments currently underrepresented in the Town of Bennett, such as clothing stores, bakeries, restaurants, specialty food stores, sporting goods stores, unique non-franchise retail stores, and other types of retail not currently available.
  • Provide down payment or franchise assistance to health and wellness facilities, lodging and hospitality, and other personal services not currently available.
  • Provide down payment or franchise assistance to cultural facilities such as art and science venues, family-oriented recreational and entertainment facilities, including but not limited to sporting facilities and "family fun" facilities.
  • Provide assistance for existing building façade upgrades
  • Provide assistance for essential interior building repairs that might be impossible given the revenue loss because of COVID-19.
  • Support upgraded or improved, xeriscape, or water-wise landscaping, to help minimize water service fees.
  • Support replacement or enhancement of sidewalks adjacent to buildings parking lots, and other areas. As we reconnect to our community, these connections will become essential and a foundational principle of the Town's existing comprehensive plan.

If businesses are in the situation where they could benefit from COVID relief funding, administered through the "Bennett Stronger Together" program goals, we ask they submit an email with the following information to rsummers@bennett.co.us:

  1. Give a brief description of the business's product or service.
  2. Explain the impact COVID-19 has had on your business.
  3. Is your business currently open or closed?
  4. Explain how payment assistance or rebates will benefit your business and our local economy.
  5. What is your strategic business plan for the next 90 days? (i.e., reduction of staff, hiring unemployed workforce, adjustment of operating hours, etc.)

The "Bennett Stronger Together" program is subject to available funding. Support is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Final approval for assistance or rebate up to the funding availability will be by the Deputy Town Administrator, based on recommendations from staff and the Bennett Business Advisory Committee.

For more information, please contact Rachel Summers, Deputy Town Administrator, at rsummers@bennett.co.us, Steve Hebert, Planning and Economic Development Manager at shebert@bennett.co.us or Lynette White, Economic Development Coordinator at lwhite@bennett.co.us.

Helpful Links:


Make the Safe & Open Pledge today!

The Adams County Business Recovery Taskforce along with Adams County Regional Economic Partnership developed the Safe & Open campaign to help Adams County businesses communicate widely to the community regarding safe best-practices adopted in response to COVID-19. 

The goal of this campaign is to offer a marketing opportunity and is not regulatory or punitive in nature. In support of the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home plan, the Adams County business community stands ready to move towards a thriving economic environment once again, while protecting against the renewed spread of coronavirus.

Make the Safe & Open Pledge

1. Review the sector-specific guidelines for your business on the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home page. Also, review the Tri-County Health Department’s Safer at Home Guidance for Businesses.

 2. Make the Safe & Open pledge HERE

 3. Upon completion, you will receive access to a self-service Google Drive to download the branding assets that will help you communicate your Safe and Open status.

4. Additionally, your business will be listed on the AdCo To Go page of Adams County’s COVID-19 website. This message will be shared widely via social media, public relations, and more.


Several businesses and organizations in Bennett have updated their hours of operation and service procedures. Find the updated hours and information here:

Updated Bennett Business Hours

Several businesses and organizations in Bennett have updated their hours of operation and service procedures. Find the updated hours and information here:

  1. You can also use the + or – signs to zoom in or out, or scroll in or out with your mouse, to locate a business
  2. Then type the business name into the search box and hit Enter
  3. Then hit the arrow pointing to the right (>) to get details on the business hours, offerings, etc.

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As part of our geographic location, the Town of Bennett is situated within an area accessible to several business resource organizations.  The Economic Development Division collaborates with several partners in the region that support Bennett businesses with valuable resources. Here are some organizations who can serve your business needs.

Economic Development Partners

Regional Economic Advancement Partnership

The Regional Economic Advancement Partnership (REAP) will assist developers and communities with business prospects.  Relocation leads from the state and others will be forwarded to interested parties throughout the I-70 Corridor. A primary goal is to attract employment opportunities compatible with the rural town communities of eastern Adams and Arapahoe Counties.

(303) 410-9122

www.i-70reap.com

​I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce

The goal of the Chamber of Commerce is to promote the planned growth and development of our communities by bringing together business and community leaders to work together for the common good.

(303) 644.4607

www.i70ccoc.com

E. Colorado Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides consulting and training to current and prospective business owners and not for profits.

(970) 351-4274

www.eastcoloradosbdc.com

Adams County Economic Development

(ACED) is a private, nonprofit, full-service economic development agency serving Adams County.  ACED is dedicated to playing a leadership role in aggressively driving economic vitality and sustainable business development in the region.

(303) 453-8510

www.adamscountyed.com

Adams County Workforce & Business Center

The AdCo Workforce & Business Center creates opportunities for success by connecting businesses to a quality workforce.

(720) 523-6900

www.co.adams.co.us​​

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

The Workforce Center provides a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses and serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe County.

(303) 636-1160​

www.adworks.org

Metro Denver EDC

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) provides extensive services to help site selectors and companies with location, expansion, and market decisions. Counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region.

​(303) 620-8092

www.metrodenver.org