Minority Business Office

Office of Economic Development and International Trade Recognizes 11 Colorado Businesses with the Governor’s Minority Business Award

DENVER - Today, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced the 2022 recipients of the Governor’s Minority Business Award. These for-profit, minority-owned businesses have been selected in recognition of their contributions to the economic diversity and success of minority communities across Colorado. 

Women's History Month | Shop Local

Women’s History Month: Colorado is home to innovative and creative women – past, present and future

Did you know? For those who have hiked or rode the train up Pikes Peak, the expansive view, the crisp air and the incredible height might move one to tears. It’s no wonder that one of Colorado’s most famous fourteeners was the muse, or rather the purple mountain majesty, behind one of the country’s most cherished anthems, “America the Beautiful.” For some, hearing this song before a sporting or momentous event might fill one’s chest with pride.

Show up for Women’s Equality Day with these women-owned local businesses

Women’s Equality Day is an opportunity to celebrate the 19th Amendment for women’s voting rights and calls attention to a continued effort for gender equality. In celebration, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is highlighting a few women-owned businesses across the state and encouraging all of our Colorado communities to shop locally.

Show your support for Women’s Equality Day this August by shopping at your local woman-owned business.

Colorado Minority Business Office Announces First Virtual Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

DENVER--The Minority Business Office of Colorado will host the first-ever virtual Advance Colorado Procurement Expo on April 28, 2021. 

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo is typically an annual day-long event for businesses to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies, attend workshops and network. The event usually takes place each fall, but was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19.