DENVER — The Colorado Economic Development Commission announces the appointment of David Dragoo, Founder and President of Colorado Outdoors. Dragoo was appointed by Colorado Sen. Leroy M. Garcia, Jr., Senate President.
The Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) works to promote economic development throughout Colorado. The appointed members are responsible for reviewing the current economic condition of Colorado, then developing and implementing programs that promote the economic development of the state. The emphasis is on employment opportunities, incentives and the overall support of Colorado businesses.
Senate President Garcia stated, “Dragoo will be able to apply his direct experience supporting Colorado’s economy and growth, especially in areas like the Western Slope that have incredible potential in the outdoor industry. We look forward to seeing the initiatives he will create with the other commission members.”
“David Dragoo is a great addition to the Colorado Economic Development Commission,” added Betsy Markey, Executive Director for the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. “His work with Colorado Outdoors has been transformative for the Montrose region and we look forward to him applying that same energy to other parts of Colorado.”
Dragoo is one of three Senatorial appointees. Colorado’s House of Representatives also appoints three individuals and the remaining five Gubernatorial appointments round out the full 11 person commission.
About Colorado Outdoors
Colorado Outdoors is a 164-acre development project in Montrose. The project works to take advantage of the outdoor industry opportunity in the Uncompahgre River corridor to offer business and tourism experiences. They aim to create high-end commercial, industrial and residential development to boost the economy and offer new economic opportunities. Learn more at https://coloradooutdoors.co.
About Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) works with partners to create a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. Under the leadership of Governor Jared Polis, we strive to advance the State’s economy through financial and technical assistance that fosters local and regional economic development activities throughout Colorado. OEDIT offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level including business retention services, business relocation services, and business funding and incentives. Our office includes the Global Business Development division; Colorado Tourism Office; Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office; Colorado Creative Industries; Business Financing & Incentives division; the Colorado Small Business Development Network; Colorado Office of Film, TV & Media; the Minority Business Office; and the Colorado Innovation Network. Learn more at www.choosecolorado.com.
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