Programs & Services

Sharing the right information and resources to succeed.

While Trinidad-Las Animas County is a place of opportunity, we know businesses need local, state and federal government resources in order to activate on it.

Here are programs and resources designed to give a businesses the confidence to plan and implement their goals and objectives in a region experiencing renewed development.     


Local Government


Jump Start Las Animas County

Jump Start Las Animas County is a part of a statewide effort to grow rural economies in Colorado. As a potential qualifying start-up or expanding business, you are eligible for massive tax credits for both your business and employees. As a participant of this program, you will have access to state-wide support networks through our contacts within the business and academic communities.


  • Relief from state income taxes
  • Relief from state and sales use 
  • Relief from state income taxes for employees
  • Relief from county and municipal personal property taxes

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State of Colorado


Colorado First and Existing Job Training Programs

These programs increase transferable job skills that support both the company’s economic competitiveness and enhance worker’s resumes and long-term employment opportunities.


  • Colorado FIRST grants are for companies that are relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provide funds only to net new hires. Deadline for applications: July and December
  • Existing Industry grants focus on providing assistance to established Colorado companies in order to remain competitive within their industry, adapt to new technology and prevent layoffs. Deadline for applications: July and December

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Department of Agriculture


USDA Rural Development Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses. These programs help to provide capital, equipment, space, job training, and entrepreneurial skills that can help to start and/or grow a business.  Business Programs also support the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas.

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Center of Rural Affairs


Center of Rural Affairs promote farmer and rancher linking programs that connect new farmers with retiring landowners. When the new and retiring generation match up, they can work out mutually beneficial arrangements to transfer ownership while maintaining a small farm’s legacy and promoting good stewardship.

National Farm and Ranch Linking Programs


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