Rep. Scott Tipton

To date, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) has leveraged $11.7 million in CDFI Fund Awards to loan $60 million to nearly 2,000 small businesses in Colorado which have created and retained more than 17,000 jobs. More than 83 percent of CEF’s loans have helped businesses owned by women, minorities and low-income people who otherwise would not have had access to business loans. In Aurora alone, CEF has loaned $2.6 million to more than 100 small businesses, which have created and retained 734 jobs.