State Trade Expansion Program

OEDIT to attend the Green Expo 2021

Colorado companies to attend international export trade show in Mexico City, Mexico.

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will attend the Green Expo, a leading renewable energy and cleantech show that attracts buyers from the Latin American region. 

More than 200 exhibitors and 15,000 attendees are expected at the three-day trade show including well-established companies and young startups.

OEDIT to Attend Hannover Messe International Trade Show

13 Colorado companies will virtually attend the largest international advanced manufacturing trade show

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and 13 Colorado companies will virtually attend Hannover Messe, the world’s largest advanced manufacturing trade show from April 12 to 16, 2021. 

More than 5,500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors are expected at the trade show representing industrial innovation with new technologies in a variety of sectors. 

OEDIT to attend MEDICA 2020

Colorado companies to attend international export trade show

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will attend MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the medical sector, from November 16 to November 19, 2020. New this year, the trade fair will be held virtually. 

More than 5,000 exhibitors are expected at the four-day trade fair including well-established companies and young startups.

Colorado Shines Bright at Solar Power International

Governor Polis has made renewable energy a cornerstone of his administration. One of his four bold initiatives is to set Colorado on a path to 100% renewable energy for the grid by 2040 and to position Colorado as a leader in the clean energy economy. 

Not only is it the right thing to do for the environment and future generations, it’s also good business. Energy and natural resources in Colorado generated $21 billion in output, or 5.3% of the state GDP of $390 billion in 2019. 

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

DENVER -- 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. 

The State of Colorado has steadily increased its STEP funding since its inception. In 2015, Colorado received $195,938 and in 2019, it received $480,000. The $700,000 this year represents a nearly 46% increase in funding.