gBETA Opportunity Zone Capital Accelerator Announces Spring 2022 Cohort

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the five companies selected for the Spring 2022 cohort of the gBETA Opportunity Zone Capital Accelerator Program. The businesses selected represent a wide variety of industries and verticals in Colorado, including the Western Slope, and ranging from software and cleantech to B2B2C e-commerce and outdoor recreation.

“You know what? We’re optimistic:” Craig’s Head Start on a Just Transition

At first, the outlook was bleak for the city of Craig when the region’s major employers, two coal-fired power plants and three coal mines, announced that they will be shutting down within the decade. The closures are expected to eliminate at least 1,000 direct and indirect jobs, the equivalent of 100,000 jobs for a city the size of Denver. 

National Opportunity Zone Expo to feature Governor Polis as keynote speaker

Expo provides the opportunity to showcase Colorado projects to potential investors

DENVER -- The National Opportunity Zone Expo will take place in Denver, July 15 to 16. Governor Jared Polis will be the featured keynote speaker on July 15 and Colorado Opportunity Zone Program Director Mike Landes will also be presenting. This event is the industry's largest conference dedicated to Opportunity Zone (OZ) stakeholders.