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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. 

“Together we succeed.  Nothing could be more true for EDCC members, when we come together with a common vision and voice, we continue to develop and enhance the economic opportunity for all in Colorado..” – Kelly Flenniken Chair, EDCC | Area Manager, Community and Local Government Affairs, Xcel Energy

Recent News

Announcing the Caren S. Franzini Fellowship

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ON THE MOVE: Town of Erie hires new Economic Development Manager

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Garfield County named Colorado's healthiest community

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Garfield County, in northwestern Colorado, is the first community…

EDCC’s Regional Economic Development Forums

The forums will cover topics that target regional issues and provide substantive content for all EDCC members. They will serve as an opportunity to engage EDCC members’ communities, businesses, and local leaders, and to support them in promoting successful and responsible economic development. The one-day forums will also provide a platform for the hosting community to showcase successful economic development initiatives and provide lessons learned to attendees.

Next Regional Forums:

  • February 2018 – TBD
  • June 2018 – Region 11: Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Mesa Counties

Drive|Lead|Succeed Conference

Our Annual Drive|Lead|Succeed Conferences aim to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy:

  • Gather the industry’s top influencers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and answer questions that no one else can.
  • Offer new and vital tools and solutions to pressing economic issues facing Colorado’s professional economic development community.
  • Facilitate quality collaboration and opportunity to exchange fresh, new ideas among Colorado’s leading Economic Development professionals, business and non-profit leaders, government officials and more.

Take 5: Economic Development

CML and EDCC teamed up to present an edition of CML’s “Take 5” series on Economic Development. Watch EDCC’s Board Chair, John Hall, provide five or more tips on Economic Development in less than five minutes.

John Hall, EDCC Board Chair | Economic Development Director, City of Westminster