DENVER – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will exhibit at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C. The annual Investment Summit connects companies and foreign delegations with U.S. economic development organizations to facilitate job-creating business investment in the United States.
“The SelectUSA Investment Summit provides a platform to engage with foreign delegations and diplomatic partners,” Executive Director Betsy Markey said. “This event boasts an audience of over 1,000 potential investors to whom we can promote the business brand of Colorado and reinforce our global competitiveness.”
Colorado Investment Summit participants have announced more than $78.5 million in new investment projects within five years of attending an Investment Summit, creating or retaining more than 631 Colorado jobs in the process.
“Global companies clearly see the benefits of investing in the world’s largest economy, and the SelectUSA Investment Summit is the event that connects companies to actual opportunities,” said Commerce Under Secretary Gilbert Kaplan. “Every attendee, speaker, business representative, and economic development official makes the Investment Summit successful, and I am proud of the incredible group of participants we will host in 2019.”
Nearly 3,000 attendees are confirmed for the 2019 Investment Summit, including over 1,250 business representatives from 70-plus global markets.
Foreign direct investment in Colorado directly supports over 107,000 jobs across several industries including manufacturing, wholesale trade, and IT. The UK, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia were among the top sources of foreign direct investment in Colorado as of May 2019.
A livestream of the Investment Summit will be available at www.selectusa.gov/newsroom. For live updates, including tweets, photos, and videos, use #SelectUSASummit and follow @SelectUSA on Twitter. Learn more about the Investment Summit at www.selectusasummit.us.
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.
SelectUSA’s mission is to facilitate job-creating business investment into the United States and raise awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy. SelectUSA helps U.S. economic development organizations and companies of all sizes find relevant information, make critical connections, and successfully navigate the path to business investment. Learn more about the SelectUSA program at selectusa.gov and follow us @SelectUSA.