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. 

Honor Juneteenth with #ShopLocalColorado

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, has long been celebrated in communities across Colorado and commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War and declared that more than 250,000 enslaved Black people were free. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation having been issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, many enslavers continued to hold enslaved people captive.

Shop Local: Show Some Love to Colorado Black-Owned Restaurants & Shops

Black-owned restaurants and shops in Colorado are serving up plenty of options when it comes to ideas for dates — of the romantic and friend variety — gifts for loved ones and sweet treats or cool pints to brighten up your day. This year, honor Black History Month by showing love and support to some of the amazing Black-owned businesses in Colorado.

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Celebrates Veterans Entrepreneurial Week

*Courtesy of El Paso County 

October 28, 2021 – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to celebrate active military, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs for Veterans Entrepreneurial Week November 1-5, 2021.

As part of Veterans Entrepreneurial Week, we celebrate the resilience and strength of the #VetBiz community by hosting free events and sharing information on the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs.

Celebrate The Mothers in Your Life By Shopping Locally This May

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. 

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.