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 12 divisions and offices that support various industries, regions, and sectors.

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

Our mission is to achieve and sustain a healthy Colorado economy that works for everyone and protects what makes Colorado the best state in the country to live, work, start a business, raise a family, and retire.

Performance Plan 2020-21     

2020-21 Wildly Important Goals

FY2021 Goal 1
Rural Economic Roadmaps

Identify 50 communities and initiate work on 50 regional rural economic roadmaps to help businesses adapt to changing market conditions by June 2021.

FY2021 Goal 2
Access to Capital

Facilitate recovery of Colorado’s economy by increasing access to capital for businesses from $27 million to $67 million by June 2021.

FY2021 Goal 3
Job Retention

Align business support resources and activities to enhance job retention efforts with a target of 0 jobs retained to 7,200 jobs retained by June 2021.