Entries by Kim Woodworth

Colorado Creative Industries and DOLA announce Space to Create Paonia

Space to Create program to help spur economic development in rural Colorado The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Creative Industries Division (CCI) and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) along with Boettcher Foundation, Artspace and the town of Paonia gathered yesterday at the annual Mountain Harvest Festival to announce Paonia […]

Colorado Business Roundtable Releases “Connecting Classrooms to Careers to Shrink Colorado Skills Gap” Report by ReadyNation

Colorado Business Roundtable Releases “Connecting Classrooms to Careers to Shrink Colorado Skills Gap” Report by ReadyNation Council for a Strong America is a national nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure our next generation of […]

OEDIT Team Up with Denver Startup Week

Denver Startup Week begins September 25-29. The free annual event focused on entrepreneurship will not only cultivate Colorado innovators but will host several panels presented by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to inspire and ignite future trailblazers in the startup world. On Tuesday, September 26 OEDIT will host 2 panels.  OEDIT’s first […]

ON THE MOVE: DCED director tapped for new state position

This week, Delta County Economic Development (DCED) announced “with great regret” the resignation of Trish Thibodo as executive director. “DCED appreciates the leadership Trish has brought to Delta County and the many projects DCED has been involved with,” John Gavan, DCED president, said in a press release. “Trish has accepted a newly created position with […]

EDCC & OEDIT Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

Economic Development Council of Colorado & Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council   WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 19, 2017) The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) won a Silver Excellence in Economic Development […]

Governor’s Healthy Business Award Applications Open Statewide

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced it is accepting applications for the Governor’s Healthy Business Award for 2017. Applications will be accepted from small businesses with fewer than 500 employees until Monday, November 20, 2017. The award will honor one small business statewide making great strides supporting the health […]

Excellence in Economic Development awarded to EDCC & OEDIT

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 19, 2017) – The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) won a Silver Award for Excellence in Economic Development Award for its “How Colorado Came Together to Market Economic Development” campaign, a project in the category of Innovation in Economic Development Week […]

2018 EPA Brownfield Grants Open for Applications

Eligible entities may now submit application(s) for EPA brownfield assessment, cleanup AND/OR revolving loan grants for a shot to win a share of government’s most effective, highest impact competitive grant competitions. The U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management Grants and Funding has released the guidelines to help grant applicants in the process of applying for […]

Beyond the Survey: How EDOs Add Value through Business Retention and Expansion

Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP – IEDC’s think tank) released their new report, Beyond the Survey: How EDOs Add Value through Business Retention and Expansion. The report was released during the 2017 IEDC Annual Conference. The EDRP Program is an exclusive membership level of IEDC, which supports practice-oriented research. The publications developed under EDRP’s guidance and sponsorship are […]

Metro Denver EDC | Nine site selectors tour Metro Denver

Nine global site selection consultants attended the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation‘s (Metro Denver EDC) annual Site Selection Conference, Sept. 13-15, 2017. The event was coordinated in partnership with the Metro Denver EDC’s investors and economic development partners throughout the nine-county Metro Denver and Northern Colorado region. Over the three-day familiarization tour, the site selectors experienced the region’s business assets first-hand with […]