Weld County Allocates Funding to Wholesome Meats and Lockers, Boosting Local Meat Processing Facility

The Weld County Board of Commissioners has greenlit financial support for Wholesome Meats and Lockers, LLC, marking the 27th small business to benefit from the Small Business Incentive Program (SBIP).

Wholesome Meats and Lockers, LLC, specializing in processing beef, pork, lamb, and wild game in unincorporated Weld County, received a grant of $12,451 from the SBIP. This funding aims to alleviate the costs associated with permitting and land use application fees.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must be situated in unincorporated Weld County, with 50% of their workforce residing in the county for a minimum of one year. The SBIP provides financial assistance to cover expenses related to permitting and land use applications, with funding amounts determined by a three-tier system, capped at $40,000 per business.

Since its inception in 2014, the SBIP has distributed a total of $441,114 to small businesses across the county. The program was initiated with a $500,000 allocation from the county’s economic development fund and is administered collaboratively by the board of commissioners and the department of planning services.

Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman expressed the significance of the program, stating, “Assisting these businesses in saving money on land use, building permit, and impact fees is enormously helpful as it allows capital assets to go directly into the business, not fees. We’re pleased to witness the continued success of this program, and we hope more small businesses considering locating in unincorporated Weld County will take advantage of it.”