OEDIT’s Betsy Markey to keynote 2019 NOCOM trade show April 11 in Loveland

Wednesday February 13, 2019 Tags: Loveland, NOCOM 2019, Betsy Markey, OEDIT, Jared Polis, Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership, Adam Papilion

LOVELAND --  Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) announced the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has returned as a major sponsor of the NOCOM 2019 manufacturers’ trade show, and that new OEDIT Executive Director Betsy Markey will keynote the event on April 11.nocom-2019-logo

NOCOM, now in its 5th year, continues to showcase Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital and services.

"We are proud to sponsor the 2019 NOCOM to help facilitate further growth and collaboration in the manufacturing industry,” said Katie Woslager, senior manager of Advanced Industries at the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

“The continued growth and expansion of advanced manufacturing industry in Northern Colorado plays an important role in the state’s economic landscape.”

“We’re glad to have Colorado OEDIT back as a sponsor, and thrilled to have its new Executive Director Betsy Markey as our 2019 NOCOM keynote, especially here on her home turf in Northern Colorado,” said NOCOM 2019 chair Adam Papilion.

“There’s a lot of interest in what’s ahead for 2019 and beyond and how the new state administration priorities around economic development and manufacturing will play out, and we look forward to some early insight into that in one of her first public addresses in this new role.”

A Fort Collins resident, Markey was appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to his cabinet as executive director of OEDIT in January. She has more than 30 years of leadership experience in government and the private sector.

Markey has served as a member of Congress, a senior federal executive, and as co-founder and CFO of a high-tech company.

She was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) based in Denver in 2016. In this capacity, she oversaw the delivery of the agency’s small business programs and services in Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

A returning sponsor to NOCOM, OEDIT joins FirstBank, Aerotek, CAP Logistics/COBRT, City of Loveland, EKS&H, Flood and Peterson and Hoff & Leigh as major sponsors. B2B networking event sponsors are H2 Manufacturing Solutions and Manufacturer’s Edge. Speaker hall sponsors are FirstBank and AuerCPA. Coffee sponsor is Noffsinger.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, visit https://nocomfg.com/nocom/ for details.

NOCOM 2019 is set for Thursday, April 11, at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. For more information or to register, visit www.nocomfg.com