Entries by Kim Woodworth

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

  The Town of Erie has hired Benjamin (Ben) Pratt as its new Economic Development Manager. In his new position, Mr. Pratt is responsible for managing the Town’s economic development efforts including primary employment and retail attraction and development. Pratt has over seven years of direct economic development experience, and most recently served as Vice […]

Garfield County named Colorado’s healthiest community

Garfield County, in northwestern Colorado, is the first community to receive the Governor’s Healthy Community Award presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and LiveWell Colorado. Representatives of Garfield County were honored last week at LiveWell’s 2017 Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Summit for their work pursuing community wellness, while […]

ON THE MOVE: Delta County hires new Executive Director

Delta County Economic Development, Inc. (DCED) has selected Stacy Voigt as its new executive director filling the position created by the departure of Trish Thibodo. DCED is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership organization working in a public/private partnership to strengthen and diversify the economy of Delta County. The selection was made after an extensive search and […]

Amazon Not the Only Topic at Annual Colorado Economic Developers Conference

Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) Hosts Gubernatorial Forum for 2018 Candidates Vail, Colorado – October 2-4 – More than 200 economic development professionals and partners gathered at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort for EDCC’s annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conference. While Amazon HQ2 was top of mind for some, the conference agenda showed the […]

CU Boulder’s Business Research Division: Leeds Business Confidence Index Report

Leeds Business Confidence Index Report, which is prepared by CU Boulder’s Business Research Division at the Leeds School of Business, captures Colorado business leaders’ expectations for the national economy, state economy, industry sales, profits, hiring plans and capital expenditures. A total of 284 qualified panelists responded to the survey. The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) […]

12 Front Range cities, University of Colorado, Arrow Electronics, other top state leaders launch Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the United States, officially launched Monday September 25, 2017. The statewide, multi-jurisdictional, public-private coalition aims to make Colorado a leader in the development of intelligent, 21st century infrastructure, improving everything from transportation and housing to public safety and the environment for the state’s 5.5-plus million residents. […]

Estes Park Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its General Purpose Website, a project in the category of General Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held […]

ON THE MOVE: Jeffco EDC Announces New President & CEO

Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) Board of Directors announced that it has appointed Kristi Pollard as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 30, 2017. “We are thrilled to have such an experienced, well-respected, recognized leader in economic development as our new President & CEO”, said Jeffco EDC’s Board Chairman […]

U.S. Small Business Administration awards Colorado over $250,000 Grant

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) a $256,059 grant to promote new trade missions targeting small businesses. Nationwide, the SBA’s awarded 44 State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program awards valued at $18 million to support […]