Colorado Export Development Grant (CEDG)
The CEDG provides financial support to qualifying Colorado companies to assist them in developing new export markets. Grantees can receive up to $4,500 to apply towards travel expenses, trade show exhibition and/or attendance, business matchmaking services or other direct expenses for developing a new target market. To apply for a CEDG please contact Stephanie Dybsky or download the combined CEDG Overview & Application form here.
Colorado Export of Innovative and Sustainable Technologies (CO-EXist)
CO-EXist supports business exchanges between Colorado companies, government and industry leaders in China and Mexico in the targeted areas of sustainable and environmental technologies and services. Companies may apply to participate in trade shows, incoming buyer visits and outgoing trade missions, or to receive funding for client development expenses and technical assistance for Mexico and/or China. To apply, please contact Jorge Diaz.
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Next Step Program
The Next Step Program helps qualifying Colorado companies overcome challenges to exporting their goods and/or services to prospective buyers abroad. Financial assistance is provided directly to companies to engage in the following client development activities with OEDIT’s support: B2B matchmaking services, interpretation and translation of business specific conversations and/or documents, airfare to develop commercial relationships, and lodging for the Colorado company in the target market or for the potential buyer in Colorado. To apply, please contact the Regional Director who is most relevant to the international market that you intend to explore.
- Stephanie Garnica, Trade & Investment Director for the Americas
- Stephanie Dybsky, Trade & Investment Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
- Sandi Moilanen, Director, International Trade Division, Acting Trade & Investment Director for the Asia-Pacific