Global Business Development

Global Business Development

The Global Business Development (GBD) division supports Colorado businesses and communities by using a data-driven approach to recruit, support, and retain businesses that contribute to a robust and diversified economy. We regularly host foreign delegations and participates in trade and investment missions around the world to strengthen global awareness of Colorado. 

Our services include:

  • export services and promotions
  • foreign direct investments
  • business recruitment, retention, and expansion
  • data analytics
  • advanced industries accelerator grants

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GBD Programs and Funding

Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs
These grants support job creation and innovation for businesses creating advanced technologies and operating in one of Colorado’s seven advanced industries.

Export and International Programs
These programs support Colorado businesses looking to expand their reach globally.

Job Growth Incentive Tax Credit
This tax credit provides a state income tax that supports competitive, multi-state, or country relocation and expansion projects.

Trade and Investment Missions
Trade and investment missions promote foreign investment into Colorado and help Colorado companies become more globally competitive.

State Trade Expansion Program Grant
The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant helps small businesses expand internationally by funding international business development activities. The purpose of this grant is to offset the cost of expanding internationally for small businesses.

Global Business Development's 2023 Trade Shows
Every year, the Global Business Development division selects strategic trade shows to showcase Colorado’s many economic strengths that are aligned with the state’s advanced industries. The benefit of attending a trade show with OEDIT is that all booth costs and exhibitor fees are paid, and companies that participate receive a travel stipend to attend the show.

All GBD Programs and Funding

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