Nov. 20, 2012 - City manager approves business incentive for Zia Consulting
The city manager has approved a flexible rebate application for Boulder-based Zia Consulting for up to $30,000 in rebates. The rebates were authorized for sales and use taxes, and permit-related fees.
“The city is proud to be home to Zia Consulting, a leading content management consulting company that recently expanded into a new Boulder office,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “The city is confident the flexible rebate will assist Zia as it establishes its new headquarters and will allow the company to be a positive force in the community for many years to come.”
The flexible rebate program is one of the city’s business incentives, covering a wide range of fees, equipment and construction use taxes. Under this program, the city manager may consider a specific incentive package for tax and fee rebates to meet a company’s specific needs. The company is then eligible for the rebates after it has made its investment and paid the taxes or fees to the city.
Zia Consulting aims to address productivity, communication, and collaboration shortfalls though solutions for document and records management, project management integration and the capture of paper-based files into cloud-based searchable documents. Founded in 2003, the company recently moved into a new 13,000 square foot remodeled space at Flatiron Industrial Park to accommodate its growth.
"Zia is thrilled to receive this incentive from the City of Boulder," said Mike Mahon, President of Zia Consulting. "It’s always been our hope to grow the business while remaining in Boulder and this rebate has helped make it possible for Zia to establish its new, worldwide headquarters here. With our marked success over the past few years, we have doubled our revenue and exponentially grown our employee base. It’s great to move to a location that will allow Zia to continue to grow.”
The flexible rebate program uses social, community, and environmental sustainability guidelines. Companies choose the guidelines that best fit their circumstances and must meet minimum requirements in order to receive the rebate. Zia Consulting has exceeded the requirements. Of note, the Zia Incubator of Giving (ZIG) program has resulted in food and clothing drives and is developing a partnership between local nonprofits and tech companies. In addition, the company contributes to the cost of City of Boulder annual recreation passes for its employees.
Zia Consulting’s application is the second approved in the 2012 flexible rebate program. The city’s approved 2012 budget includes $350,000 in funding for 2012 flexible tax and fee rebates for primary employers.
For more information about the city’s economic vitality program, go to www.bouldercolorado.gov, click on "Business," or call Liz Hanson at 303-441-3287.
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:32