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).

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.

OEDIT Performance Plan 2021-22      

2021-22 Wildly Important Goals

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Provide Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Promote entrepreneurship and boost economic growth statewide by launching and implementing new programs that increase access to capital for small businesses from $0 to $84,077,800 by June 30, 2022.

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Attract and Retain Rural Jobs

Support rural communities in attracting and retaining jobs from 0 to 5,000 jobs by June 30, 2022.