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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Ranking for most entrepreneurial states
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Ft. Collins ranks 3rd best city for business
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Best state to do business
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Top state for high-tech share of all businesses
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best state for business
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In economic outlook
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Best state for economic climate
CO has 4 of the top 10 cities for tech startups  
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In high-Tech Employment Per 1,000 Workers
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Best place for businesses & careers - Denver
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Among the fastest-growing cities for population
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For number of new companies per 1,000 employees
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Denver ranking for US cities most popular to move
Breathtaking scenic & historic byways
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best state on Gallup's well-being index
Majestic national forests
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Red Rocks is the best amphitheater in the US
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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.