CSU partners with Office of Economic Development on statewide plan
DENVER - Colorado State University will join the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade to support the Governor's Bottom-Up Economic Development Plan through the statewide CSU Extension network.
Kathay Rennels, assistant vice president of the Office of Community and Economic Development at CSU and longtime Larimer County commissioner, will work with the OEDIT staff and provide directional support for all CSU efforts in the project.
"Gov. Hickenlooper is calling on Extension and CSU to help garner as much local input as possible into the state's economic development planning process," Rennels said. "CSU has a network of experts in almost every county who are connected to community and regional needs and able to serve as neutral facilitators in bringing state and local interests together."
The CSU Extension network serves 59 Colorado counties and will assist OEDIT in identifying the economic development priorities of each individual county. Other statewide entities that are already partnering with OEDIT for this initiative include Colorado Counties Inc. and Colorado Municipal League.
"We are excited to have Colorado State University join us in charting a course for economic revival in Colorado," Gov. John Hickenlooper said. "Our top priority is jobs. That is why we created a Bottom-Up Economic Development plan to help boost and support business throughout our state. We look forward to working with CSU and our other partners in this effort."
Additional Information can be found at www.advancecolorado.com.
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