International

U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Colorado $700,000 STEP Grant to Spur Small Business Exports

DENVER -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) a $700,000 State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) grant to promote international exports for small businesses. 

The State of Colorado has steadily increased its STEP funding since its inception. In 2015, Colorado received $195,938 and in 2019, it received $480,000. The $700,000 this year represents a nearly 46% increase in funding.

Colorado Pursues Economic and Trade Discussions with Mexico

DENVER -- Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Executive Director Betsy Markey convened a virtual meeting with Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramírez of Jalisco, Mexico on Monday, August 31.

Also participating on the call were the US-Mexico Foundation, Mexican Council for Foreign Trade, and Biennial of the Americas.

OEDIT Showcases Colorado Businesses at JEC, the Largest Global Composites Trade Show

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and four Colorado companies will attend JEC in Paris, France from May 12 to 14, 2020. JEC is the world’s largest composites trade show.

More than 1,300 exhibitors are expected at the three-day show representing composite solutions and innovations in automotive and road transportation, aerospace, building and civil engineering, equipment and machinery, and renewable energy.

Five Colorado Companies receive STEP grants to attend Medica 2019 with Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will attend MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector in Düsseldorf, Germany from November 18 to November 21, 2019. 

Lieutenant Governor and Colorado Office of Economic Development Lead Investment Mission to Australia and New Zealand

Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade will lead an investment mission to Australia and New Zealand on September 23 - 26. Representatives from local area economic development offices will participate as Colorado delegates during the mission.