Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) creates a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. We advance the state’s economy through financial and technical programs under the leadership of the Governor and Executive Director.

We work hard to grow a resilient economy where everyone not only gets by, but thrives. Our agency consists of 14 divisions and offices that support various industries, regions, and sectors.

Our name is long, so we call ourselves OEDIT (pronounced oh-eh-dit).

Mission: Empower all to thrive in Colorado's economy.

Vision: We envision a future where our quality of life continually improves, great jobs and affordable housing are readily available, economic mobility and resiliency exist, environmental stewardship is valued by all and international visitors abound.

OEDIT Performance Plan Fiscal Year 2024-25

2023-24 Wildly Important Goals

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Attract and Retain Rural Jobs

Support rural communities by creating or retaining 3,100 jobs by June 30, 2024.

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Increase the Development of Housing

Incentivize the creation of 2,000 housing units by June 30, 2024.

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Reinforce the Semiconductor Sector

Leverage $13,000,000 in the form of incentives, tax credits and technical assistance to support Colorado’s semiconductor industry by June 30, 2024.

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Provide Support for Small Businesses

Support 6,500 small businesses through increasing access to capital and providing technical assistance by June 30, 2024.