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Thursday, January 29, 2009
RITTER, BUESCHER ANNOUNCE NEW ONE-STOP 'COLORADO BUSINESS EXPRESS' WEBSITE
Gov.Bill Ritterand Secretary of State Bernie Buescher today officially unveiledColorado Business Express, an exciting new web service that putsColoradoat the forefront nationally of state-of-the-art online business assistance.
"In these tough economic times, it's more important than ever to keep makingColoradoa business-friendly state," Gov. Ritter said. "With today's launch today of Colorado Business Express, we underscore our commitment to helping companies grow, prosper and compete in today's challenging marketplace."
The new website –www.colorado.gov/cbe– providesColoradobusiness owners, for the first time, a single site where they can easily access all the vital information they need to interact with state government. Until now, they needed to contact each agency separately to get the same information.
"Colorado Business Express is truly a one-stop shop," Secretary of State Buescher said. "Instead of surfing the Internet or standingin lineat four separate state and federal departments, people will be able to get their crucial businesses informationon lineby visiting a single website."
With the new system, business owners can use Colorado Business Express to access the Secretary of State's website where they can register their business entity, and get information on how to apply for a state sales tax license from the Department of Revenue or an unemployment insurance identification number from the Department of Labor and Employment. The new service also links directly to the Internal Revenue Service's online system, allowing users to quickly get a Federal Employer Identification Number. Also, people who use the website will be linked to the Office of Economic Development and International Trade to obtain additional information about doing business inColorado.
The year-long project was a collaboration of five state departments and Colorado.gov, the state internet portal. This is the first time a project of this magnitude has been undertaken jointly by these agencies to benefit the business community.
"Colorado Business Express is a major leap forward toward a more streamlined government, with better service and less paperwork for the benefit ofColorado's new businesses," said state Sen. Bill Cadman, chairman of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, which oversees Colorado.gov.
For more information contact:
303-534-3468 x 101
Department of Revenue
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Office of the Secretary of State,
Office of Economic Development and International Trade