Starting a Business in Fountain

FOUNTAIN BUSINESS


Small Business OfficeFountain strives to make all processes business friendly, fast, and consistent. The Economic Development Department is ready to help with multiple affiliate services.

With an emphasis on connecting with local businesses and staying in tune with special needs, the City Manager and Economic Development Manager strive to visit periodically with business owners and make valuable connections.

Economic Development Commission

Over the past year, the Fountain Economic Development Commission (EDC) has reviewed and made recommendations to processes, policies, regulations and fees to facilitate a climate that creates and retains jobs. 

Please visit the Economic Development Commission section to learn more. 

Local Affiliate Services

PartnershipsCity leadership partners with state agency affiliates, regional economic development agencies, and the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce to collaborate and assure coordination across borders. 

Local affiliate services include:

El Paso County
Pikes Peak Regional Building Building Department
Office of Economic Development/International Trade (OEDIT), State of Colorado
Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

In addition, the City supported the efforts by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce to co-located within City Hall to bridge resources towards providing enhanced services to the business community.

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Resources

BusinessesSmall Business is an important mission of the Economic Development Manager and City Manager. As such, a small business task force has been formed to address the special needs of smaller enterprise businesses in the community.

As a value added resource, a reference guide was designed to assist entrepreneurial start ups with business plans and government processes,the following resources were created:

Jump Start Tri-fold for Business
Small Business Reference Guide
Self-Assessment Business Checklist
Sign Code General Regulations

These tools are in addition to the region's Small Business Development Center , which offers a plethora of tools for the business community. With the City of Fountain representative serving on the Advisory Boards of the SBDC in the Pikes Peak Region. 

Small Business Development Center

Developer Assistance

In the area of Site Selection, we have prepared the Commercial Development Guide with information about the Quick Response Team (QRT) and FastTrack processes.QRT answers business information queries for site selection, and FastTrack coordinates agencies for site development review

Fountain's Planning Department
Fountain's GIS Maps
Fountain's Commercial Development Guide
Pikes Peak Regional Building Department

Business License

To obtain a license for conducting business in the City of Fountain, please click here