CO has one of the nation’s most educated, technically savvy workforces


5th Annual Procurement Expo supports Colorado businesses.

January 22, 2014

Promoting growth and sustainability in Colorado's advanced industries.

Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Programs

Gov. Hickenlooper visits Durango on the 2014 Colorado Blueprint Tour.

January 11, 2014

Together we can make a stronger Colorado!

Colorado United Day of Service, Sept. 13

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For state technology and science index
5 th
Best state to do business
2 nd
Top state for high-tech share of all businesses
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Top state for “talent pipeline”
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Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
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Among the second-tier bioscience states
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State in Small Business Innovative Research grants
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In total solar energy installed capacity
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Fastest growing economy
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For lowest state sales tax rates
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For high tech employment per 1,000 workers
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best state for labor supply
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Denver ranking for US cities most popular to move
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Fourteeners (peaks with elevations 14,000 ft +)
Awe-inspiring mountain ranges
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Ranking for monthly energy costs in the US
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Gov. announces nearly $2 million in AI grants

Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today the most recent grantees of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program.