Denver – June 15, 2017 – Today, at the June 2017 Economic Development Commission (EDC) meeting, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) welcomed five new appointees to the Commission. The five new appointees bring diverse experience to the EDC, which provides necessary oversight of OEDIT’s job creation incentives.
“We are looking forward to utilizing the new EDC members’ perspectives and expertise to continue growing a thriving economy and supporting rural Colorado,” said OEDIT executive director Stephanie Copeland. “We are confident their leadership, and commitment to Colorado, will enhance our work across the State.”
The honorable Senate President Kevin Grantham (R) appointed three new commissioners: Rob Brown from Fremont County, Tara Marshall from Trinidad, and Chris Franz from Colorado Springs as the Advanced Industries representative. Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Bob Hurst from Aspen and Tom Clark from Metro Denver. Commissioner bios are available at ChooseColorado.com.
Copeland also thanked exiting commissioners Noel Ginsberg and Chuck Murphy for their service on the Commission and dedication to the State.
The Colorado General Assembly created the EDC in 1987, and recently extended the EDC repeal date to July 1, 2025. The EDC is a bipartisan commission consisting of 11 members, with three being appointed by the President of the Senate, three appointed by the Speaker of the House, and five appointed by the Governor.
The EDC is required by statute to oversee the following programs:
Since 2012, the EDC has approved incentives for the creation of 38,000 new jobs in Colorado at or above the average annual county wage where located. More information and the EDC annual report are available at ChooseColorado.com.