We work collaboratively with every community in Colorado and provide resources as a way to advance regional economic development priorities. We recently launched the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiative as a way to examine how best to serve rural communities around the state and identify opportunities to leverage our resources. We are touring the state and learning about the opportunities in every region. In the next few months, we will use the information gathered on our tour to identify our best resources to support these initiatives.
History of Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development
The Colorado Blueprint is the statewide strategy to spur Colorado's economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. Our priority is the creation and retention of jobs and the expansion of companies throughout Colorado. This strategy was developed through a bottom-up process and focuses on growth in our key industries across all regions.
The Blueprint has given Colorado a framework to build a comprehensive economic development plan that aligns existing efforts and identifies opportunities for growth and focused investments. We welcome your input and guidance as we continue working to enhance the stability, growth and global competitiveness of the Colorado economy.
The Colorado Blueprint identifies six core objectives, based on input from the bottom-up process:
- Build a Business-Friendly Environment
- Retain, Grow & Recruit Companies
- Increase Access to Capital
- Create & Market a Stronger Colorado Brand
- Educate & Train the Workforce of the Future
- Cultivate Innovation & Technology
These objectives serve as a framework for discussion across state agencies, regional partnerships and key industry stakeholders.