DENVER, June 10, 2021 -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) have announced 16 regional teams, representing 169 rural communities, as participants in the Colorado Rural Resiliency and Recovery Roadmap program.
Business Support and Rural Prosperity
As part of the Shop Local Colorado campaign this May, we encourage shoppers to celebrate the mothers in their lives while also supporting local, small businesses across the state.
We invite business owners and community partners to use the #ShopLocalColorado toolkit to share the shop local messaging and urge all Coloradans to shop locally, support our small businesses and boost their local economy.
Statewide Team including OEDIT to help rural economies and businesses recover from economic impacts of COVID-19
This article first appeared in the Grand Junction Sentinel on March 14, 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic not only presented a public health crisis, but also highlighted the inequities of access to broadband for those who live and work in rural parts of the state. Remote workers, students, and companies pivoting to work-from-home models all depend on internet access and the need for statewide broadband was brought sharply into focus.
Existence of program heightens chance of EDA approval
DENVER – Rural Colorado communities that were previously ineligible can now align their economic development projects with an approved Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) equivalent plan when submitting grant applications to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
DENVER - Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced #ShopLocalColorado to support Colorado small businesses in advance of the holiday shopping season.
Colorado has earned national recognition as one of the top 20 communities and opportunity zone funds committed to achieving equitable economic growth in underserved and overlooked communities as identified by The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts, a partnership between the Sorenson Impact Center and Forbes Magazine.
Employee Ownership Network Convenes Legal Community Roundtable to Aid Colorado Companies in Succession Planning
The recently established Employee Ownership Network at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has identified legal expertise as a primary need to support the growth of employee-owned businesses in Colorado.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that it has hired the state’s first three location neutral employees to help expand rural prosperity.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) a $480,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant to promote new exports targeting small businesses.