Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade is a body that historically has concentrated on trying to attract companies to the state and has left the creation of specific initiatives that it would use to do this to the state Legislature.

As OEDIT Executive Director Fiona Arnold closed her final Colorado Economic Development Commission meeting Thursday before stepping down from her position, however, she persuaded EDC members to spend nearly $4.5 million on three new programs that she believes will set the state apart from its competitors and help it to do everything from attract major venture-capital funding to offer the financial aid that small-town businesses need to get started.

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