Press Release

Governor Polis Announces Computer Science Education Week, Celebrates Colorado’s Future as a Quantum Leader

Today, Governor Polis announced Computer Science Education Week in Colorado. Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to celebrate the field of Computer Science, draw students to learn the field, and advocate for equity in the industry. Computer science is ingrained in daily life through technology, privacy, security, and accessibility. Students who learn computer science will not only help drive innovative programming but play a critical role in understanding the social, ethical, economic, and environmental impacts of computing.

Colorado’s Stanley Hotel will host Sundance Institute’s Signature Directors Lab in 2024

The nonprofit global arts organization Sundance Institute and the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado announced today that the Stanley Hotel will host the Institute’s signature Directors Lab in 2024 with support from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). For over four decades, Sundance Institute labs have brought together promising new independent storytellers with accomplished artists to develop new work and build a long-lasting, vibrant community. 

Growing Advanced Industries in Colorado: OEDIT Announces Grants to 32 Colorado Startups and Researchers, Boosting Advanced Industries

Today, the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that 25 Colorado companies and seven researchers have been awarded Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Capital and Retention grants through OEDIT’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Program.

CMU Tech Film Instructor Josh Meuwly Named Western Colorado Liaison for OEDIT/COFTM Film Office Extension

The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and Colorado Mesa University (CMU) are pleased to announce that Josh Meuwly, CMU Tech Technical Instructor of Digital Filmmaking, will assume the role of Grand Junction Regional Liaison that will help serve western Colorado. 

Polis Administration Announces Latest Round of IHIP Grant Recipients Supporting Creation of Over 600 New Housing Units

Today, Governor Polis and the Business Funding & Incentives division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced three new recipients of the Innovative Housing Incentive Program (IHIP) grant. This grant continues the Governor’s plans to help create a house for every Colorado budget and invests in companies working to develop more housing in Colorado.

Colorado Recognized as Quantum Leader: Under Polis Administration, State Designated as Quantum Tech Hub

Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that Colorado and the TechHubNow! Initiative have secured a federal designation as a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub (Tech Hub) focused on the advancement of the quantum industry.

Supporting Rural Economic Development: Polis Administration Provides Grants to Support Business Development and Job Creation in Meeker and Yampa

Governor Polis, the Office of Just Transition (OJT) within the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) have partnered to fund pivotal economic development projects in Meeker and Yampa, Colorado.

Colorado and Wyoming Partnering to Become National Leader in Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Technologies

Colorado and Wyoming are collaborating to support a regional team working to power innovative pathways toward climate resiliency by utilizing data, predictive modeling and cutting edge technology to address key challenges. The Colorado-Wyoming Regional Innovation Engine (CO-WY Engine) is one of 16 finalists in the first-ever National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines Competition, which will award up to $160 million in funding over the next ten years.