Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Program launches Dec. 1 to help small business

By: InnovatioNews Friday November 29, 2013 0 comments Tags: Denver, HB 13-1193, Ken Lund, OEDIT

Colorado OEDIT logoDENVER - The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced it will launch the Advanced Industries Export Accelerator Program on Dec. 1.

The program is the result of HB 13-1193, which promotes growth and sustainability in Colorado's advanced industries by helping drive innovation and creating a strong ecosystem to increase global competitiveness.

"Within the next five years, 95 percent of the world's consumers and 87 percent of the world's economic growth will take place outside the United States," said Ken Lund, OEDIT executive director.

"This poses an incredible opportunity for Colorado businesses to start exporting their goods and services or to expand their exporting into new international markets. We know that when Colorado expands its exports, businesses increase their productivity and generate jobs."

The AI Export Accelerator Program is designed to help small and medium-sized business in advanced industries that do not have the resources to engage in export promotion. The program offers financial assistance, training and consulting services to these businesses to create a comprehensive trade program.

Five information sessions with global consultants are planned for the week of Dec. 2-5 in Denver and Fort Collins. (See InnovatioNews story posted Nov. 20)

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