Press Release

Polis Administration Launches Innovative Grant Program to Connect Colorado Workers with New Opportunities

Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced a new grant program: Opportunity Now Colorado. The grant program is designed to help communities across Colorado create and expand innovative workforce and talent development initiatives. The goal of the program is to help connect more Coloradans with in-demand, high-skill, high-wage occupations.

Polis Administration Secures Asteroid Mining Company for Denver Expansion

Today, the Polis Administration and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that space resources startup Karman+ has selected Denver for relocation from the Netherlands. The Karman+ team is working to enable the mining of near-earth asteroids for mineral resources that are carbon neutral and sustainable. 

Advanced Industries Grants Accelerate 40 Colorado Startups and Researchers Across the State

Today, the Global Business Development division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that 32 Colorado companies and 8 researchers have been awarded Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Capital and Retention grants through OEDIT’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Program.

Polis Administration Announces: UK-Based Indoor Farming Technology Company Chooses Loveland, Colorado for North American Headquarters

Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) formally announced today that Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), a Scotland-based agricultural infrastructure company supplying vertical farms to growers has selected Loveland, Colorado for expansion. 

MEDIA ALERT: Denver’s Tracks Nightclub Focus of Upcoming Feature Film

Today, the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media (COFTM), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced that a new feature film exploring the history of Denver’s Tracks nightclub has been approved for a Colorado Film Incentive. Making Tracks is a narrative feature film that tells the story of the legendary Denver gay nightclub.

Promoting Equitable Access to Venture Funding: State Announces Historic Partnership with Black-owned, Woman-owned Venture Fund

Today, the Colorado Venture Capital Authority (VCA), and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that the VCA has partnered with New Community Transformation Fund-Denver (NCTF-Denver) to expand more equitable access to venture capital for Colorado entrepreneurs and startup businesses. The VCA has committed $5 million to NCTF-Denver in the first closing round for the fund, which is the first Colorado-based venture capital firm that is Black-owned and Black woman-led.

Governor Polis and Colorado Tourism Offices Award Historic Tourism Recovery Grants to Local Communities

Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced the seven recipients of the Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant funding. The recipients granted this funding come from all across the state. The goal of this grant program is to support the economic recovery of the travel and tourism industry and attract visitors to Colorado cities and towns that are still recovering from the pandemic. A healthy and robust tourism economy is essential to Colorado’s thriving economy.

Three New Community Revitalization Grants Support the Development of Performance Arts, Workforce Housing and Children’s Healthcare

Commerce City, Florence, and Grand Lake projects receive funding

DENVER - The Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that community revitalization projects in Florence, Grand Lake and