Get Your Business Listed in the Directory
Our local business directory is the resource for discovering and connecting with Colorado businesses. If your business is headquartered in Colorado (and not owned by a non-Colorado business) you can be included in the directory for free!
There are two types of business listings in the Colorado Local First directory: free Basic Listings, and Expanded Listings.
Basic ListingsFree for Colorado-based Businesses
Benefit to members of the Mile High Business Alliance
(membership fees apply)
- Search for your business to see if you're already included (it might be under the legal name, not the d.b.a.)
- Review the information listed. If it's incorrect or you want to expand the listing, click on the red link at the bottom that reads "Expand this listing" You'll be taken to a form, and once you fill that out, one of our friendly staff people will contact you
- If you can't find your business under your legal name, then fill out this form, and we'll contact you to set up your listing
- To get an expanded listing in the directory, join the Mile High Business Alliance - and take advantage of the other benefits we offer to our business members
Founded in 2007, the Mile High Business Alliance is a non-profit membership organization committed to building a stronger local economy. Presently, there are 200+ members including Denver area businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals and community leaders. We are working to build a thriving local economy, which ensures that economic power resides locally and sustains vibrant, livable communities and healthy ecosystems.
Keep reading to better understand our work and impact, and download our 2009 Annual Report for more specifics. (links in this section will direct you to the MHBA site)
Why A Local Business Network?
There are over 500,000 locally owned businesses in Colorado, employing more than 1.6 million people and providing over 98 Billion dollars in economic activity every year.
With our current economic challenges, having healthy local businesses are vital for providing the goods and services we need. Small and local businesses are also more adaptable, more innovative, and more responsible to our community.
Since money spent at locally owned businesses recirculates at least three more times than at non-local companies, our work directly increases economic activity in our region, helping stabilize employment, local tax revenue and other community infrastructure.
Our leadership and entrepreneurial approach enables us to launch new programs and strategies to increase economic resilience and address community needs.
Who Are Our Members?
Our members are Colorado-based businesses, organizations and individuals who are committed to building a reslient local economy. To qualify for membership, your business must be headquartered in Colorado and not owned by a non-Colorado company.
MHBA members include farms, retailers, wholesale disributors, professionals, health care providers, restaurants and small scale manufacturers. They employ anywhere from one to 200 people and recognize that when we work together, we are more successful.
Why Join MHBA?
The purpose of our work is quite simple: We build relationships between business and community. We believe that business does not occur in isolation, but is built on solid relationships with people we can trust. And we know that when our local businesses are successful, our communities are healthier and more resilient. So while you're working on the day-to-day aspects of running a business, we provide support to our members in the following domains:
- We increase community prosperity and support local businesses through marketing and promotion as well as trainings, workshops, networking, events, other programs to build our local economic capacity.
- We create awareness of the importance of supporting local businesses. Our Colorado Local First marketing campaigns, neighborhood Local Flavor Guides and local business directory strengthen the connections between independent businesses and community members, creating a sustainable economy.
- We provide a voice for small businesses to influence the governmental issues that affect them directly by advocating for policies at the local, state, and national level. We partner with many key community organizations to maximize our ability to represent all members of our local economy.
As a business member of the Mile High Business Alliance, you receive cost-effective promotion for your business, discounts in our workshops and events, and opportunities to connect with neighbors and other business owners. Take a look at our programs to learn more about our various activities.
A Blueprint for Denver's Economy, created by business owners & neighbors in 2009 at a MHBA event.
We're committed to including as many local businesses as possible in our programs and campaigns. To that end, our basic membership fee is just $395 per year for any qualifying business. Additional programs such as videos, Buy Local Week, and Local Flavor Guides provide additional opportunities to promote your business for a flat fee. Additional fees apply for businesses with multiple locations. Contact us with questions.