Planning and Technical Support to Diversify Economic Opportunities in Colorado

Because of the relationships built and projects completed in this technical assistance grant, we made the decision to apply for an EDA University Center, as the state of Colorado has never been host to one of these valuable technical assistance centers.  We were fortunate enough to be awarded the EDA University Center and will be able to continue our efforts to support Colorado Communities. In addition, through our work with ag and food partners, we were able to compete for one of the new USDA Regional Food Business Centers on behalf of the Northwest and Rocky Mountain region (with 5 other state partners), which will allow for an elevated and continued level of technical assistance for food entrepreneur programs in Colorado.  The Center’s mission and activities are shared at its website:

This EDA funded project covers three distinct regions in Colorado, including those that are historically economically distressed, and more recently, impacted by the economic disruptions of COVID-19. This work represents collaborations with partners in each of the regions who help identify current technical assistance needs of their communities and regions that strategically target sectors that offer promise as recovery pathways for the region. 

Our Partners

This website was prepared by Colorado State University using federal funds under award 05-79-06066 from Economic Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Economic Development Agency or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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