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

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3 rd
In high-Tech Employment Per 1,000 Workers
2 nd
Top state for high-tech share of all businesses
5 th
Ranking on the clean energy leadership index
CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups  
1 st
Boulder is ranked 1st best startup city in the US
6 th
in number of fastest growing privately held co's 
5 th
hotspot for startup IT jobs
3 rd
State in Small Business Innovative Research grants
3 rd
Venture capital investments per $1K for State GDP
3 rd
most economically competitive state
6 th
as America's top creative class states
8 th
in science and engineering doctorate holders  
3 rd
For high tech employment per 1,000 workers
6 th
state for volunteers per capita
Magnificent national parks
Fourteeners (peaks with elevations 14,000 ft +)
3 rd
Denver is 3rd best city for college grads
Breathtaking scenic & historic byways
Majestic national forests
8 th
Largest state in the USA by acreage
7 th
best state on Gallup's well-being index
9 th
in quality of life
1 st
Boulder's ranking for strongest housing market

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Applications being accepted for AI grants

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced the second grant cycle for the Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Programs for fiscal year 2015.