State of Colorado OEDIT

StateCO_Button1Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with statewide partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth, striving to advance the state's economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional activities.

OEDIT hosts programs and services to support business development at all levels including business retention, relocation and funding. The divisions of the agency are:

Funding and tax credit programs available through OEDIT are designed to connect higher education partners with businesses in the private sector to promote economic growth within these systems.

  • Colorado First and Existing Industry is a customized job training program that focuses on companies relocating to or expanding in Colorado and provides funds for net new hires. 
  • Advanced Industries Proof of Concept Grant: This grant uses funding to identify and pull technologies from research institutions where they were discovered and connect them to the private sector where they can be developed into products for commercialization.