Press Release

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.

Creating Housing and New Jobs: Manufacturer of 3D Printed Homes to Expand in Greeley, Company Moving Headquarters to Colorado

Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) joined the City of Greeley to announce today that Alquist 3D (Alquist), a manufacturer of 3D printed homes and infrastructure, has selected Greeley, Colorado for expansion. The company, which created the first owner-occupied 3D-printed home in the United States, selected Colorado because of its commitment to developing affordable and attainable housing and workforce development programs.

Media Alert: Coach Prime Season 2 Filming in Colorado with Support from Colorado Film Incentive

The Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media (COFTM) within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is excited to announce that production has begun on the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s Coach Prime. The multi-part documentary series follows American football coach Deion Sanders, with Season Two following Sanders’ transition from coaching the Jackson State University Tigers to the University of Colorado. 

Preserving Communities Across Colorado: Polis Administration Announces Community Business Preservation Program

Today, the Business Funding & Incentives division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced the Community Business Preservation Program to help Colorado communities preserve the characteristics that make them unique. Grants paired with training will support Colorado’s legacy businesses that hold cultural, social, or historical significance in the state.

Continuing to Grow the Cannabis Industry: OEDIT Announces First Recipients of Landmark Cannabis Loan Program

Today, the Cannabis Business Office (CBO) within the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) announced the first recipients of Colorado’s Cannabis Business Loan Program, implemented in partnership with mission-based lender NuProject. These landmark loans will help social equity licensed cannabis businesses expand operations, increase revenues and retain or create new jobs.  

Bolstering Colorado’s Economy: Polis Administration Secures Modeling & Simulation, Cybersecurity Firm for Expansion in Colorado Springs

Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that Infinity Labs, a firm that specializes in modeling and simulation, cyber security and advanced research and development (R&D), has selected Colorado Springs, Colorado for expansion. The company plans to increase modeling and simulation support for Department of Defense (DoD) clients, improving national security through innovation and new technologies.

U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Colorado $700,000 STEP Grant to Spur Small Business Exports

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) a $700,000 State Trade and Expansion Program (STEP) grant to promote international exports for small businesses. This is a $200,000 increase from OEDIT’s 2022 award. 

Governor Polis Announces Colorado Author as New Poet Laureate

Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that Andrea Gibson has been selected as the new Colorado Poet Laureate, succeeding Bobby LeFebre. Gibson, a Boulder-based queer activist, author, and slam poet will serve in the role for two years. 

Creating More Housing Options: Polis Administration Announces Latest IHIP Grant Recipients and Launch of Innovative Housing Manufacturing Loan Program

Today, Governor Polis and the Business Funding & Incentives Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced three recipients of the Innovative Housing Incentive program (IHIP) grant and the launch of the loan component of the IHIP program.