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Economic Development Week

Highlight the economic impact your organization has made on your community by highlighting the work you have done this past year.

National Economic Development Week, #EconDevWeek, was created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016 in order to increase awareness of local programs and services that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase quality of life among our communities.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) are partnering once again, to highlight the significant impact that each of our economic development stakeholders have in our communities across the state — #investincolorado

Don’t forget to use the Social Media Tags & Hashtags

#EconDevWeek | #investincolorado | #EDW2019 | @ColoradoEcoDevo | @EDCofCO | @iedctweets

Don’t have a Social Media presence? No Problem! Send us your story and we will push it out on your behalf. Submissions due by May 3 to 


Promote the positive impact of economic development across Colorado by partnering with local economic development stakeholders to show how our collective effort is making Colorado’s economy strong.


Highlight the economic impact your organization has made on your community by highlighting the work you have done this past year.

Utilize our social media campaign schedule and examples. Put your unique spin on it!

Incorporate #investincolorado#EDW2019 & #EconDevWeek in all your tweets so we can follow you!


One winner will be selected to win TWO registrations to EDCC’s Drive|Lead|Succeed Conference, October 9-11, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO – a $650 value!

Send a quick write up of your campaign plan to by this Friday, May 3 to be entered into the contest.

Engage Your Elected Officials

We are encouraging all organizations and stakeholders to engage your Elected Officials in the celebration by writing a letter highlighting all the ways your organization has impacted your community and how they can assist with your efforts.

Use our sample letter and customize it for your organization.

Other ways to ENGAGE your Elected Officials

  • PROCLAIM: its Economic Development Week in your community. Sample resolutions can be found at
  • MEET:  Request an in-person meeting with your elected officials
  • CALL:  Call your elected officials and inform them of the importance of economic development
  • TWEET:  Tag you elected officials in a tweet and incorporate the hashtags #EconDevWeek, #EDW2019 & #investincolorado to raise their awareness within your individual community and beyond

TELL your Community’s Economic Impact!

SHARE it on Social Media

  • Be sure to tag us and use the hashtags so that we can follow your campaign. We will help push your campaign to the top!
  • Tag @ColoradoEcoDevo, @EDCofCO & @iedctweets
  • Include hashtags #EDW2019,  #investincolorado & #EconDevWeek
  • Don’t have a Social Media presence? No problem! Send us your story and we will push it out on your behalf. Send submissions to and are due by May 3

CREATE a Press Release and send it to your local news outlets (press release template)

WRITE a Guest Column for your community’s newspaper (sample ad’s)

  • SEARCH online publishers in your community and reach out to them
  • CREATE a small community of bloggers and vloggers
  • ASSIGN them different topics and provide them with direction for sharing
  • CREDIT them for their work by exchange logo’s and links, special social media badges, or a forum to share their stories
  • Show-off your staff, office, and services that you provide
  • Have your executive leadership team or elected official welcome people to the virtual office tour

Create a competition that incorporates our theme for the week “What is Economic Development and Why Should We Invest?”

Incorporate the entries into your marketing and printed materials to continue the movement long after Economic Development Week