Entries by Kim Woodworth

Economic Development Council of Colorado Hires Kimberly Woodworth as their First Employee

The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) recently announced that the Board of Directors have hired Kimberly Woodworth as their first full-time employee. Woodworth has contracted with the EDCC for the past 2 years, and due to her hard work, the organization is in a position to take this next step. “Hiring a full-time employee was a […]

EDCC Bill Positions: Jan. 30, 2018

  HB18-1084 County Lodging Tax Revenue Allowable Uses Senator Coram, Representatives Hamner and Thurlow Summary of Legislation Counties are currently authorized, with prior voter approval, to levy a county lodging tax for the purpose of advertising and marketing local tourism. The bill will allow expanded uses for the lodging tax if the county seeks and […]

2018 Legislative Session Outlook

We are pleased to present to you the 2018 Legislative Session Outlook prepared by our lobbyist firm, Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs. The full report can be accessed at EDCConline.org/legislative-session. As the Second Regular Session of the 71st General Assembly convenes on January 10, 2018, several high profile key issues will be discussed in 2018: […]

Announcing EDCC’s 2018 Board of Directors

The Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) is pleased to announce the addition of ten new members to the Board of Directors: Barry Gore, John Bristol, Stacy Johnson, Jeff Shaw, Kimberly Bailey, Wendell Pryor, Tara Hosick, Drew Kramer, Ryan Stachelski, and Jonita LeRoy. The Board of Directors provide leadership for carrying out EDCC’s mission by positioning […]

Colorado Center on Law & Policy – State of Working Colorado

The State of Working Colorado is a collection of critical data designed to look beyond broad-based economic indicators to better understand how the economy is working for all Coloradans. Colorado has one of the strongest performing economies in the country. Job growth has been robust for the past several years, consistently ranking Colorado among the top states […]

Colorado Workforce Development Council – Talent Pipeline Report

The Colorado Workforce Development Council recently released its latest Talent Pipeline Report, which explores supply and demand trends regarding talent, and strategies on closing the gap and strengthening the pipeline to a skilled and relevant workforce. As certain jobs are being automated, several require increasingly higher levels of technological knowledge and employers value technical and […]

Office of State Planning and Budgeting – 2017 Revenue and Economic Forecast

According to the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), Colorado’s economic growth remains solid, with urban areas along the Front Range leading. With the expansion, however, comes rising costs of living and tight labor market conditions. Mining and logging has experienced the largest year-over-year job growth, followed by construction and professional services. Summary […]

OEDIT – Annual Report 2017

A Letter from Governor John Hickenlooper and Executive Director Stephanie Copeland: 2017 has been a historic year of opportunity and growth in Colorado. From our ranking as U.S. News & World Report’s top overall state economy to national recognition as the number one state job market, we have witnessed unprecedented growth and prosperity. We choose […]


Phoenix Haus, Pierce Corporation and Rocky Mountain Manufacturing Joins Jump-Start Tax Credit Program. On December 21, the Economic Development Commission, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), approved three more companies to join the Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit program in Mesa County. This makes 11 total local participants in […]