Colorado Creates Grant Provides Vital Support to Small Organizations

97 Grants Awarded Across 24 Colorado Counties

DENVER — The Colorado Creative Industries Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced today that 97 arts organizations across 24 Colorado counties have been awarded $632,000 in Colorado Creates Grants. From Delta to El Paso County, these grants will help organizations and communities create art and cultural activities by providing general operating support.

Press Release: Supporting Small Businesses Across Colorado: Polis Administration Awards 40 Digital Marketing Grants

Today, Governor Polis and the Business Support division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced the 40 recipients of the digital marketing grant that is distributed through the Small Business Accelerated Growth Program. This grant awards small businesses in Colorado $5,000 to help business owners across the state establish an online presence with a focus on social media and website best practices. 

Growing Colorado’s Semiconductor Industry: Polis Administration Capturing Federal CHIPS and Science Act Funding for Colorado Jobs and Economy

Today, Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) announced the CHIPS Refundable Tax Credits Program to aid Colorado companies in securing federal funding available through the CHIPS and Science Act. This funding will support the development of the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industries within Colorado, creating new good-paying jobs and contributing to a strong, diversified economy.

Press Release: Polis Administration Secures Global Solar Manufacturer for Colorado Springs Expansion & Job Creation

Governor Polis and the Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that Meyer Burger, an industrial manufacturer of solar cells and solar modules headquartered in Switzerland, has selected Colorado Springs, Colorado for expansion. 

OEDIT Announces Former San Miguel County Commissioner as Head of New Innovative Housing Programs

The Business Funding & Incentives Division (BF&I) within the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) has named Hilary Cooper as Director of Innovative Funding for Housing Programs to support new housing initiatives within OEDIT. Cooper will oversee programming designed to increase the supply of affordable and attainable housing across Colorado by leveraging traditional and innovative economic development tools to create new jobs and new housing units. 

New Semiconductor Industry Manager to Spearhead U.S. CHIPS Initiative for Colorado

The Global Business Development Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) has named Dan Salvetti as Semiconductor Industry Manager. This new role will support the continued growth of Colorado’s semiconductor industry and play a key role in implementing new OEDIT programming to aid Colorado companies in benefitting from the federal CHIPS and Science Act.

Polis Administration Continues to Support Colorado’s Outdoor Industry: OREC Announces Third Round of Colorado State Outdoor Recreation Grant Recipients

Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced 12 new recipients of the Colorado State Outdoor Recreation grant across the state. These grants will promote career development, hiring efforts and marketing in Colorado’s thriving outdoor recreation sector and have been awarded to organizations from Craig to Ridgway and Arvada to Colorado City.