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Colorado Celebrates National Economic Development Week

Our partners at The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) are partnering once again, to highlight the significant impact that our economic development stakeholders have in our communities across the state by celebrating National Economic Development Week this week of May 7-12, 2018.

 

You can read the original press release here. Don't forget to check out The Colorado office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Economic Development Council of Colorado to learn more about their economic development efforts for our state. 

 

Monday, May 7, 2018 -  The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) are partnering once again, to highlight the significant impact that our economic development stakeholders have in our communities across the state by celebrating National Economic Development Week this week of May 7-12, 2018.

 

 

 

National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in 2016 with the goal to increase awareness of local programs and services that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase quality of life among our communities. The IEDC is the largest professional membership organization for economic development.

Economic development is a process that is strengthened by the critical partnership between economic development professionals and local and state government leadership to promote a shared vision for developing resilient communities.

This year the collaborative campaign will focus on what Colorado does best, “collaboration.” Colorado has celebrated a long history of collaboration among its top officials, business leaders, and advocacy groups. It is what is at the heart of Colorado’s economic success. Studies show the communities that support cross-functional collaboration have a higher rate of success then those that are siloed.

In a recent survey conducted by OEDIT, 190 national and international business leaders were surveyed on what key drivers they look at when it comes to operating a business in a certain location. Among the 13 key drivers that were surveyed, the community’s reputation for success and credibility as a good place to do business and collaboration among peer CEO’s, companies, and business leaders, ranked in the top three for most important drivers in doing business in a community.

Economic developers across the State cultivate and nurture entrepreneurship that helps to secure the next generation of new businesses, working in partnership with industries, brokers, educators and other key allies to foster an effective business climate and meet the increasingly critical need for a skilled and competitive workforce.

That’s why Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed the first week of May Economic Development Week in Colorado. Click here to watch a video from the Governor introducing Economic Development Week and download a copy of the Governor’s proclamation.

All week, we will be highlighting Economic Development Week on our websites and social media channels. Be sure to check out Facebook and Twitter daily to see how we are commemorating Economic Development Week and celebrating collaboration here in Colorado. Click here to learn more about the IEDC or download an Economic Development Toolkit.

Please join us in the conversation and celebrate what makes our State so unique, #ColoradoCollaborates! Follow the conversation by using #EconDevWeek, #ColoradoCollaborates, #EDW2018.

Twitter: @EDCofCO; @ColoradoEcoDevo; @iedctweets
Facebook: @EDCofCO; @ColoradoEcoDev; @iedcONLINE
Websites: www.edcconline.org; www.choosecolorado.com; www.iedconline.org


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About Economic Development Council of Colorado:
Established in 1976, the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) promotes effective, responsible economic development across Colorado. Today we are the state’s premier economic development resource, representing the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors throughout the state. We connect our communities, our members and our partners to high-quality educational opportunities and trusted resources, and advocate for sound policies and programs that support a vibrant economy and enhance quality of life for all of Colorado.

EDCC members come from a variety of settings. We are rural and urban, public and private-sector, for profit and not-for-profit, and include individual communities, counties and regional organizations, local and state government, chambers of commerce, universities and private industry. We are economic development professionals, community volunteers, and business and political leaders. For more information on EDCC, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To become involved with EDCC visit us at www.edcconline.org, or email us at edcc@edcconline.org.

About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade:
The Colorado Office 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. Under the leadership of Governor John Hickenlooper, we strive to advance the state's economy through financial and technical assistance in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado.

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