Hispanic-Owned Businesses of Fort Collins
Hispanic-owned businesses are the most rapidly appearing business ventures in the nation. While Fort Collins is home to over 7,000 businesses, only 7-10% of them are Hispanic-owned.
According to Melissa Zuñiga-Torres, a board member of the Northern Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce, the language barrier has posed a historical hurdle for the Hispanic community in starting small businesses. Additionally, while there are many resources and grants available for these new business ventures, they’ve been difficult to access for non-native English speakers.
For Fort Collins exists to connect small-business owners with the resources they need to succeed. With the For Fort Collins platform, our Hispanic-owned businesses can connect with their community and be afforded a greater opportunity to thrive.
Celebrate the holidays with a fresh cut at Avila’s Barber Shop & School. Read about how they have grown, expanded, and contribute to workforce development in Fort Collins.
The Torres family owns multiple small businesses right in North College, including Artesanias y Mas offering delicious Mexican treats and ice cream, as well as their tax services company!
Wishing for a pair of quality cowboy boots this holiday season? Find the latest styles in cowboy boots & hats, and other western wear at La Monarca Western Wear.
Check out El Zirahuen located at 1635 S. College Ave. The shop is famous for their mangonadas, fresh fruit juices, and homemade Mexican-style ice cream!
September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, and we want to celebrate and support our Latinx-owned businesses in Fort Collins. Read the story of Richard Cienfuegos and his father, the man behind Joe’s Auto Upholstery, and his legacy as one of the first prominent Latinx-owned businesses in Fort Collins.
Las 4 Americas is #ForFortCollins! Check out the story of the family-run tortilleria and how it has become a staple in the Latinx community.
Taqueria Los Comales is #ForFortCollins! Join us as we continue to highlight all the amazing small businesses right here in Fort Collins.
September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month and we want to celebrate and support our community’s Hispanic-owned businesses. Read the story of brother & sister, Sergio and Maria Torres De Jesus, owners of Rocky Mtn. Coqui food truck.