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EDCC members gain access to our diverse network and community as well as valuable tools and resources for success.

The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is a professional organization dedicated to strengthening Colorado’s economy. By unifying organizations involved in economic development and the private sector in a balanced partnership, EDCC provides statewide opportunities and benefits unique to the industry.

Our members gain more than just access to our diverse network. EDCC plays a vital role in Colorado by fostering an open forum for the exchange of ideas, insight, and strategies.  We bring together experience from across the state, and provide the valuable resources you need to succeed. 

“Working together we enhance the economic opportunity for all of Colorado.”
                                                  – Richard Werner, 2015 Chair, EDCC | President and CEO, Upstate Colorado Economic Development

Colorado Way

Through the Colorado Way program, EDCC offers a series of intensive courses to better prepare Colorado’s local economic development professionals and stakeholders to lead and elevate their communities across the state.

The Drive | Lead | Suceed Conference

“People DRIVE economic prosperity”

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Drive | Lead | Succeed Conference in beautiful Golden Colorado on Wednesday, September 30 – Friday, October 2, 2015. We had a turnout of over 200 representatives of cities from across the state, businesses and corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities and more.

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