Business Support Resources

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The City wants to provide businesses with access to the support they need during this challenging economic time. The resources below are intended to point business owners to local, regional and federal agencies and programs designed to help.


  • The City has completed the final report identifying the use of Federal CARES Act-Coronavirus Relief Funds. View the Centennial CARES page for more information and to view the report.  
  • Per Executive Order D 2020 092, businesses are allowed to deny service to anyone not wearing a non-surgical face covering.
  • Need help expanding your space? Apply for a Temporary Use Permit from the City of Centennial.

Guidance by sector or topic:

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Office-Based Businesses

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  Personal Services
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Non-Critical Manufacturing
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Retail

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Field Services & Real Estate
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Child Care Facilities
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Limited Health Care
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Keep Employees & Customers Safe
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Restaurants and Food Services
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Personal Recreation 

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Places of Worship 

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Outdoor Recreation 

More Resources:


Small Businesses

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

Centennial Small Business Loan Fund

Colorado Small Business Development Center Webinars

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is the largest U.S. stimulus package ever to provide economic relief to businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The bill offers the aid for small businesses (those with less than 500 employees), 501(c)3s, sole proprietors and independent contractors. Learn more on the Colorado Small Business Development Center website. Also, you can view the CARES Flow Chart(PDF, 138KB).

Colorado SBA Lenders(PDF, 2MB)

Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center

Express Bridge Loan (EBL) Pilot Program

Slack Workspace

Denver South Economic Development Partnership, in coordination with local cities, counties, and regional economic development organizations, have created a Slack workspace to help connect business owners and leaders throughout our region.

The purpose of this Slack workspace is to encourage communication across the business community by industry, connect businesses to necessary resources, and help business leaders navigate the current challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join the Business Resources Slack Workspace Here

Job & Unemployment Assistance

The State of Colorado is launching “Connect to Care Jobs” through the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in partnership with Advancing States, to match health care job seekers with immediate openings in residential care settings. Many Coloradans are looking for work, and these facilities are in need of extra support during this challenging time. Job seekers should visit connecttocarejobs.com to apply.

OnwardCO - A one-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center provides a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses.