The Purpose of Colorado Blueprint 2.0
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is examining how best to serve rural communities around the state through the Colorado Blueprint 2.0 initiative. The objective of Blueprint 2.0 is to identify additional opportunities to leverage available resources as a way to advance the regional economic development priorities. OEDIT will utilize the information discussed during the strategy sessions to identify opportunities and resources available to best support these initiatives.
History of Colorado Blueprint: A bottom-up approach to economic development
Our priority is the creation and retention of jobs and expansion of companies across the state. Our strategy, built on the foundation of the Colorado Blueprint, was developed through the bottom-up process and focuses on growth in our key industries across all regions. It's the statewide work plan to spur Colorado's economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state.
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.