Governor's Minority Business Awards

Winners will be recognized at the 2019 ACPE.

The Governor’s Minority Business Awards is an honor bestowed upon for-profit businesses who have contributed to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.  In order to give fair and equitable recognition to these role models in our communities, the following categories will dictate award nominees by region and size:




1-5 FT employees


13-50 FT employees


6-12 FT employees


51+ FT employees

One business in each size category will be awarded in each region; up to 16 for-profit businesses will be awarded.

Businesses must have a minimum of two years of operations to be eligible for these awards.

Self-nominations are acceptable.

Award Benefits:

Scoring Criteria:

  • How does the for-profit business demonstrate diversity in its community (i.e. hiring practices, diverse clientele, multiple languages, cultural competency training, diversity in marketing and advertising)
  • How effectively does the business engage with community resources, partners and events?
  • Does the business create and retain jobs in Colorado?
  • How significantly does the company contribute back to its community?
Nominations are now closed. To be notified when the 2020 application period opens, please enter your email address.
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