Business Resources

2020 COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

The Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation is conducting quarterly surveys on COVID-19 impacts to local businesses.  Please take a few minutes to fill this out using the link below --

CCEDC Q4 2020 COVID-19 Business Impact Survey


Clear Creek Cares About Business Grant 

Clear Creek County in collaboration with the Town of Empire, the Town of Georgetown, the City of Idaho Springs, and the Town of Silver Plume are pleased to announce that throughout the course of the Clear Creek Cares about Business Grant Program, 64 total businesses have been awarded money, with a grand total of $1,095,640.67 awarded between both rounds. This grant provided financial support to small businesses that were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants were awarded in the amounts of $5,000 - $20,000 to pay for essential business-related expenses like payroll, rent, mortgages, utilities, and supplies.


In Round 2, there were a total of 27 businesses that were awarded grants, totaling $364,046.38 awarded. The following businesses were awarded grants in Round 2:

Big B's Soup & Grilled Cheese

Bread Bar

Cabin Creek brewing

Cooper's on the Creek

Echos Hippie Shop

Enlightened DPC and Aesthetics

EVG Extracts LLC

Georgetown Jerky & Emporium

H&H Motor Lodge

Harb Ski Systems, Inc.

His&Hers Salon

Hotel de Paris Museum

Indian Hot Springs

Leif Books

Lewis Sweet Shop

Lucha Cantina Georgetown at the Red Ram

Marion's of the Rockies

Mile Hi Rafting

Pho Bay Georgetown

Piccis Pizzeria 

Pick Axe Pizza

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Smokin Yard's BBQ


Tallgrass Inc,

Two Bears Tap and Grill

Westwinds Tavern


In Round 1, there were a total of 44 businesses that were awarded grants, totaling $731,594.29 awarded. The following businesses were awarded grants in Round 1:


AVA Rafting & Zipline

Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Black Diamond Ski and Cycles Inc.

Buckskin Trading Company

C & C Machine & Welding

Canyon Trading Inc

Clear Creek Cidery Tavern & Taps

Clear Creek Outdoors

Clear Creek Rafting Company

Clear Creek Ski & Bike

Clear Creek Supply Company

Dancing Dog Pet

Downstream Adventures, LLC

Echos Hippie Shop

Edelweiss Pastry Shop

Elks Lodge #607


Gateway Visitor Center

Guanella Pass Brewery

Happy Cooker Restaurant

Historic Rail Adventures

Idaho Springs Massage/ U Salon

Indian Hot Springs

Main Street Restaurant

Mother's Saloon

Mountain Exchange LLC

Mountain Mamas' Needful Things

Pho Bay Georgetown

Project Support

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Santa Fe Trail

Shoppe Internationale

TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon

Tawny's Dairy King

The Alpine Restaurant & Bar

The Frothy Cup

The Gypsum Rose

Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub

Two Bears Tap and Grill

Two Brothers Deli

Vintage Moose

Westbound and Down

Wildfire Restaurant



Clear Creek County and the CCEDC are excited to offer a specially curated, no cost COVID-19 Business Accreditation Program to help you through current challenges. You will receive credit for participating in activities in the following categories: Safety, Self Care, Financial Accountability, Marketing, and De-escalation. The majority of courses can be completed on your own.

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Once you have completed the required credits for a specific category, you will earn a badge (window decal) to display at your business. When you have received all five badges, your business will be a Clear Creek COVID-19 Accredited Business.

Visit the CCEDC website for more information.


Backed by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the SBDC Network is a federal assistance program that provides free, confidential consulting and low cost or free training programs for businesses in Colorado. 

Call the SBDC Hotline: 303-860-5881

Visit for more information.


It is critical that we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, to continue to remain open. This means wearing masks, washing hands, and avoiding social gatherings. 

All areas of Clear Creek County, including all municipalities, are currently following the statewide “COVID-19 DIAL FRAMEWORK” Executive Order which is further guided by Public Health Order 20-36, establishing specific levels and restrictions for each county in Colorado with respect to their COVID-19 data.

As of Friday, February 26th, Clear Creek County is operating under Level Blue: CAUTIOUS restrictions. For more information, including specific sector restrictions, please visit the COVID-19 Colorado website HERE

For a chart of restrictions for all dial levels click HERE.

The County is not requiring a review of business or event plans at this time.  We are glad to help you make plans that meet the State Public Health Order. You can email Rebecca Abrahamson at with questions.


Clear Creek Economic Development

The Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is offering assistance to local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCEDC is offering low-interest, emergency working capital loans for existing businesses affected by COVID-19. Additional resources are available through CCEDC, for more information contact Lindsay Valdez at (303) 710-9218 or

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade manages a COVID-19 Business Resource Center Clearinghouse for small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors. Resources include: forgivable payroll loans, disaster loan advances, express bridge loans, and eviction and layoff assistance.
Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing small business guidance and loan resources specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website for loan options and small business debt relief resource