Exporting & Global Investment Opportunities

An Opportunity to Introduce Colorado Products to the World

The sprawling plains and endless views from legendary peaks reflect the spirit of Colorado businesses to push boundaries and think bigger.

We get it. With views like these, it’s easy to set your sights on far-off destinations. With a central location within the United States, Mountain Standard Time Zone for convenient same-day communication and 25 direct flights to major international cities, global markets are a lot closer to Colorado than meets the eye.

We’re here to help you make sure your product gets to the right destination. Explore the range of support programs and services offered to Colorado businesses like you, as well as the network of international consultants available to assist with any questions you might have.

Upcoming Investment Missions & Expos

As a Colorado company, you may have the opportunity to grow your business internationally. Our Global Business Development Office provides a number of opportunities to get your brand in front of the right investors at investment missions and expos across the globe.


Focus: Business, Finance, and Technology
Activity: Investment
Where: Sydney, Australia and Melbourne Australia
Date: September 9 to September 13

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will lead an investment mission to Australia in September of 2019. The mission will focus on IT, business services, and financial services. The mission will give Colorado’s delegation the opportunity to connect with potential investors in an Australian market that has become a proven source of FDI projects. OEDIT is inviting a delegation of 10-12 leaders and innovators from Colorado governments, economic development agencies, and industry groups to participate in the mission.

For more information contact:
Conner Murphy
[email protected]
303-892-3725


Focus: Sustainability, Technology, Solar, Water, Energy Efficiency Technologies
Activity: Exporting, Trade Show
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: September 3 to September 5, 2019

The Global Resources Environmental and Energy Network Exhibition & Congress

(Green Expo) is the leading trade show for the Sustainable Industry in Mexico and Latin America. The trade show features sustainable sectors such as clean energy, green housing development, solar heaters, water usage, waste management, recycling, noise control, wind energy, and air purification.

Join Colorado’s booth and exhibit your company’s products and services at the Green Expo 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Colorado’s booth serves as the ideal ‘home base’ while you connect with new partners and meet with potential customers. With over 450 brands and 250 exhibitors, the Green Expo is Latin America’s premier event for cutting-edge, sustainable solutions and technologies in an ever-increasing number of markets.

Grant Info: Stipends or partial reimbursements can be awarded to eligible companies. Apply here.


Focus: Cleantech, Renewable Energy, and Mobility
Activity: Exporting, Investment
Where: Mumbai and Bangalore
Date: November 4 to November 8

The Governor will lead a Trade and Investment Mission to India focused on Cleantech, Mobility and Renewable Energy. The mission will introduce Colorado companies to potential end-users, distributors, and prospective partners. OEDIT is inviting a delegation of 10-12 leaders and innovators from Colorado companies to participate in the mission. 

For more information contact:
Laura Blomquist
[email protected]
303-892-3859


Funding & Networking Opportunities

We offer a number of different funding, grant and program opportunities.  We encourage companies in Colorado to take advantage of these programs and opportunities to expand their business.

The Advanced Industries (AI) Export Grant is a Colorado financial assistance program for aspiring and current Colorado exporters administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The grant program supports small and medium-sized business through funds to offset international business development and marketing costs. The grant is funded by the Colorado Advanced Industries Acceleration Program.

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is a financial assistance program for aspiring and current Colorado exporters entering into a new global market.

Funded in part by a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), STEP provides grant awards to small and medium-sized businesses to offset global business and export development activities.

Through the Global Consultant Network, we maintain a network of international consultants that connect Colorado companies to global opportunities. Colorado companies have access to international consultants in major markets that provide valuable in-country market research.

OEDIT regularly engages with international business and government delegations visiting Colorado. Contact us for details on upcoming delegations, if:

  • You represent a foreign entity interested in bringing a delegation to Colorado
  • You represent a Colorado company or organization that is interested in engaging with potential foreign investors, trade partners, or government officials

Learn more.

$8.1 Billion
Total Exports in USD
Canada, Mexico and China
Top 3 Destinations of Colorado Exports
Meat
Top Export Product Worldwide

Rankings

# 1
Colorado Export, Computer and Electronic Products ($618.2 Million) Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation , 2016
$7.6 Billion
in Merchandise Export Shipments International Trade Administration , 2016
# 1
Largest US City to offer One-Bounce Satellite Uplinks Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation , 2016
Katie Woslager Senior Manager - Advanced Industries 303-892-8760 katie.woslager@state.co.us