Press Release

U.S. EDA Awards $2.4 Million to Drive Colorado Tourism Industry Recovery

Grant tees up $3 million in recovery work, including $1 million in grants to stakeholders

Jan. 19, 2021 - The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) has secured $2.4 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), funding recovery work that will include direct assistance for more than 30 Colorado destinations and up to 20 tourism-related industry groups.

OEDIT Enables Worldwide Live Stream of 2021 Ouray Virtual Ice Festival and Competition

Colorado community comes together to fund the first-ever live stream of the iconic 26-year old event 

 
DENVER - The Ouray Ice Climbing Competition Finals will be live-streamed around the world on Saturday January 23, 2021 (11 am to 2 pm MST; 1800 to 2100 GMT), thanks to an unprecedented collaboration of Colorado government, private and non-profit organizations.

Colorado SBDC kicks off Virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for women-owned science and technology ventures

The Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s statewide TechSource program has opened applications for its virtual Tech Venture Accelerator for Women (TVX-W). There are ten spots available in the cohort for Colorado-based, women-owned science and technology businesses that have the potential for submitting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals.

The Colorado Employee Ownership Office Welcomes New Commissioner Appointees and Announces Chair and Vice Chair

DENVER- The Colorado Employee Ownership Office (EOO) at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announces the new chair and vice chair of the Employee Ownership Commission, and welcomes Governor appointees Yessica Xytlalli Holguin, Whitney Johnson and Chuong M. Le as commission members.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade debuts oedit.colorado.gov website

New site dedicated to in-state economic needs as ChooseColorado.com sharpens its focus on external business attraction and investment

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has launched its new website, oedit.colorado.gov, dedicated to serving Colorado’s collective economic needs. 

Applications for Colorado's $7.5M Art Relief Program for Individuals, Businesses and Organizations Now Open

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced it is accepting applications for the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Individuals and the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Business and Organizations. The two funds are made possible by a General Assembly funding initiative passed during the Colorado Legislature’s December special session.