One of the things I love about working at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology is the opportunity to see how innovative and creative our state can be. There are multiple ways this happens everyday in Colorado government, but this one caught my attention. Let me share with you a little bit about MyBiz Colorado...
MyBizColorado is the award-winning system envisioned to achieve the goal of offering the best possible service to the business community.
Spearheaded by the Governor’s Office and the Secretary of State, this project was implemented in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT), the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (Colorado SIPA), the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, and Colorado Interactive. In addition to the project sponsors and team, participating agencies included the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Department of Revenue, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade. This commitment gives Colorado its well-deserved “business-friendly” reputation that encourages so many new businesses to form here. In the first few months alone, thousands of business registrations and licenses were issued to users of the MyBizColorado system.
MyBizColorado offers new businesses a website built with state of the art technology, a user-focused design, and streamlined procedures to help new companies get up and running successfully. What can you do by visiting MyBiz.Colorado.gov? You get a single system to interact with multiple state agencies responsible for new business creation, including the Secretary of State’s Office, Department of Revenue, Department of Labor and Employment, and Office of Economic Development & International Trade.
MyBizColorado is accessible, intuitive, and efficiently helps businesses register with state agencies and obtain the necessary licenses and permits to begin operations. Users will find a resource library and tutorials to help plan and develop new businesses, and numerous prompts along the way that provide assistance or point you to a contact person who can answer questions. With MyBizColorado, users find everything they need in one place – instead of having to go to individual websites for the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Revenue, and others.
MyBizColorado, which is available in English and Spanish, is especially helpful for small businesses that do not have the resources or staff of big corporations but are vitally important to Colorado’s economy. In fact, small businesses in Colorado employ one million people, nearly half the state’s workforce.
Clearly, Colorado welcomes new business and we’re all willing to lend a hand. We are proud that state agencies collectively built an exceptional tool and resource to support Colorado businesses and help our economy thrive. Click here to watch a short MyBizColorado video featuring Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Secretary of State Jena Griswold.
Today's blog comes from OIT External Relations Manager Jonita LeRoy, with contributions from OIT, SIPA, and MyBizColorado team members.