Governor's Minority Business Awards

Honoring minority-owned business across Colorado

The Governor’s Minority Business Awards is an honor bestowed upon for-profit, minority-owned businesses who have contributed to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado. Businesses are awarded in four size categories (micro, small, medium and large) across four regions in Colorado (see map below). An additional award is given to recognize a for-profit, non-minority-owned business that strongly supports the minority-owned business community in Colorado.

2020 Award Winners

Micro (1-5 FT employees)
Region 1: Project of Hope Mesa County
Region 2: Manos Emprendedoras
Region 3: Juanita’s Burritos
Region 4: Good Life Girls

Small (6-12 FT employees)
Region 2: Raíces Brewing Company
Region 3: Albuja Law, LLC
Region 4: ProSafe Professional Linens, Inc/dba ProSafe Products

Medium (13-50 FT employees)
Region 1: McQueen Hospitality
Region 2: Mexico City Lounge
Region 2: From Skratch, LLC
Region 3: Skyline Hospitality
Region 4: Altitude Technologies

Large (51+ FT employees)
Region 2: St. Andrews Construction Group
Region 3: Southeast Colorado Hospital District
Region 4: JG Management Systems

Non-Minority-Owned Business Awardee:
JZ Painting and Construction

Winner Benefits


Self nominations are acceptable. In order to be eligible, businesses must:

  • Be 51% owned by a minority, woman, veteran, disabled and/or LGBTQ individual (with the exception of the non-minority-owned award)
  • Be in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Must be a Colorado-based business and/or have physical location in Colorado
  • Have a history of revenue generation of at least 12 months

The nomination period for the 2020 awards is now closed. To be notified when it opens in again in spring 2021, please sign up below.

Nomination Form


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Nomination Information

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Narrative Questions

Please use the following section to describe the business' qualifications for the award, specifically addressing how the nominee meets all of the following criteria.

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