Silver Civic Partner


The Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) agency is a department of the City and County of Denver, Colorado. The agency is responsible for promoting and growing the economy of the city through a range of programs and initiatives. DEDO's mission is to create economic opportunities that support a vibrant, livable, and sustainable Denver. The agency works to attract and retain businesses, support entrepreneurs and startups, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for residents.

Some of DEDO's key initiatives include:

  • Business Development: Provide support to businesses looking to relocate to Denver or expand their operations in the city. This includes assistance with site selection, permitting, and navigating local regulations.
  • Workforce Development: Works with employers and training providers to ensure that Denver residents have the skills and training needed to compete for high-quality jobs.
  • Neighborhood Development: Aim to revitalize and strengthen Denver's neighborhoods, with a focus on promoting equitable development and affordable housing.
  • Small Business Support: DEDO offers a range of resources and programs to help small businesses succeed, including access to capital, technical assistance, and mentorship.

    Overall, DEDO plays a critical role in promoting economic growth and prosperity in Denver, and is committed to building a more inclusive and equitable economy for all residents of the city.

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