LOCAL & STATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES
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Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation NCEDC
Grow your business with the help of the NCEDC. Working to link Northern Colorado business needs with business resources.
Upstate Colorado is involved with renewable energy, agriculture and food processing, oil and gas extraction, business services and a variety of manufacturing. With the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College located in Greeley, and Colorado State University and the University of Colorado within easy drives, our area has access to leading edge research, and provides the skilled workforce successful employers must have.
The Colorado Economic Development Commission
The Colorado Economic Development Commission (EDC) was created by the legislature to promote economic development in Colorado. It consists of nine members five of whom are appointed by the Governor, two by the President of the Senate and two by the Speaker of the House. The EDC approves loans and grants from the economic development fund to public and private entities throughout the state to help existing businesses expand and new companies locate to Colorado. It also implements marketing programs to support ongoing business activities. All policy and funding decisions are made by commission members. The commission is also responsible for policy decisions concerning the state Enterprise Zone program.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) fosters a positive business climate that encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado.
Colorado Data Book
The Colorado Databook provides a brief overview of the state's economy and demographics, along with information about its employment base, tax structure, major industry sectors, and transportation and utilities. It includes resources for more detailed information at the regional and local level.
World Bank – Economic Development
Economic Development Research Institute
Small Business Administration – Office of Economic Research
Rural Economic Development- Woodbury County, Iowa
Economic Development Impacts of Organic Production and Processing
Economic Development Administration
Federal agency promoting economic health
International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Committee for Economic Development
HB 09-1001 provides an income tax credit to firms that create jobs in Colorado. If the jobs
are created within an enhanced rural enterprise zone, firms must create at least 10 jobs and retain
them for one year. If the jobs are not being created within an enhanced rural enterprise zone, at least
20 jobs must be created and retained for one year. In order to qualify for the credit, the jobs must
bring wages of at least 110 percent of the average wage of the county in which the new jobs are