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Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.

As coal mining fades, a diverse coalition of Moffat County residents and leaders is planning for the next chapter with a focus on protecting resources while managing recreation and tourism.

Outdoors

New EV for the moon will be assembled by Colorado’s Lockheed Martin with GM riding shotgun

The new vehicle is being built for NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and person of color on the moon

Business

Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists

Based on inflatable modules, Sierra Nevada's facility could open up scientific research, tourism and even agriculture in low-Earth orbit

Business

First the trade war, now the coronavirus. Jefferson County gets new tool to tackle international trade

Colorado’s fourth Foreign Trade Zone also open to businesses in Boulder, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.

Business

From cleaning toilets to Congress, Betsy Markey is now leading Colorado’s renewed focus on small business

“I would like us to really focus on the small to medium-sized businesses that are already here,” says the former U.S. Rep. who was lured to northern Colorado by the lifestyle and is now head of the state's economic development office.

Business

First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range

Startup incubator sees connecting rural investors with startup founders in their own backyard as one of Colorado's "secret weapons"

Outdoors

Another push for Colorado blockchain law has more than token support

How a failed bill led to a collaboration between local politicians, state regulators and blockchain startups to figure out whether Colorado even needs any new laws

Business

Amazon didn’t pick Denver for its HQ2, but the company is not leaving Colorado empty-handed

Here's what Denver and Colorado gained, learned and lost from the Amazon HQ2 experience

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Why Maker Faire Denver — a celebration of the city’s curiosity and ingenuity — got a makeover

With inclusion and diversity in mind, the new leadership expanded outreach to welcome makers in underserved communities

Business

Colorado company may lose 1,000 jobs from tariffs, and others are prepping for a prolonged trade war

Arrow Electronics, one of Colorado’s largest companies, said exports support 30 percent of its Colorado jobs -- and now those jobs are at risk

Business