Press Release

Colorado’s Tourism Economy Saw Growth in 2021 According to Annual Research Reports

DENVER -- Colorado’s tourism industry has seen growth in the past year as the state bounces back stronger than before the pandemic according to new reports. The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) announced today that the state’s tourism industry is starting to bounce back with travel spending increasing 41.8 percent from $15.4 billion in 2020 to $21.9 billion in 2021.  

Polis Administration Announces Companies Selected to Receive the Innovative Cannabis Business Pilot Grant

DENVER - The Polis Administration today announced the 16 businesses selected to receive the Cannabis Business Office’s Cannabis Business Pilot Grant, an innovative program to save small businesses money, foster equity and diversity in the cannabis industry, and create good-paying jobs for Coloradans.

Arts in Society Grant to Promote Cross-sector Work through the Arts in 2022

From July 1-August 29, 2022, RedLine Contemporary Art Center will be accepting Arts in Society grant applications for cross-sector projects that engage the arts to address or raise awareness of civic, social and community-informed challenges statewide. 

An online information session will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at noon for interested applicants. To register visit: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/Redline/regranting-1.html

Polis Administration Secures Craft Brewing Company for New Northglenn Headquarters

The Polis Administration and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that Prost Brewing Company, a Colorado-based craft brewery, has selected the city of Northglenn for its new headquarters and expansion project, including a showcase production facility, distribution center and world-class biergarten.

Colorado’s Poetry Out Loud Champion Headed to National Finals

Colorado’s 2022 Poetry Out Loud Champion, Aidyn Lorin Jai Reid of Fountain Valley High School in Colorado Springs, will compete for the title of 2022 Poetry Out Loud™ National Champion this Sunday, June 5 in a live, virtual event. Reid will be one of nine students vying for the coveted title and a $20,000 prize as part of the annual poetry recitation competition from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation.